One-time All-Star Andrew Bynum wants to return to the Los Angeles Lakers two years after being traded by the team for Dwight Howard. TMZ caught up with Bynum at the LAX airport recently and asked him what his plans were with the center becoming a free agent next month.
Bynum was receptive to the idea of returning to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers.
Back in the summer of 2012, the Los Angeles Lakers pulled out all the stops by making trades left and right. GM Mitch Kupchak and company were able to pull off arguably the biggest trade in recent memory with a four-team deal that sent Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers and Dwight Howard to Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, the deal didn’t work out as planned for the Lakers with Dwight leaving one year later in free agency, but the team did dodge a bullet by not re-signing Bynum long-term. Bynum played in a total of 26 games over the past two years while bouncing around the league with the 76ers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers.
With only a handful of players under contract for next season, it’s possible the Lakers could consider signing Bynum to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum if he’s deemed healthy. Bynum’s persistent knee problems have kept him off the floor over the past two seasons and many believe his career may be over altogether.
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