Ranking Mitch Kupchak’s Player Transactions As Lakers General Manager

4. Drafting Andrew Bynum: June, 2005:  Following a disappointing 2004-05 season, the Los Angeles Lakers found themselves in the rare position of being a lottery team. With the 10th overall pick in the 2005 Draft, the Lakers selected Andrew Bynum.

Due to being injured the majority of the time, Bynum never really found his rhythm with the Lakers. The young center had his best season in 2011-12, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds, being selected to his first All-Star Team in the process. Bynum’s biggest claim to fame, however, could be the fact he helped the team land Dwight Howard. If Howard ends up following in the footsteps of other famous Laker big men (Wilt, Kareem, Shaq), Bynum could me more popular than he ever was while actually wearing a Lakers uniform.

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