Dec 17, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum (21) drives against Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Freeland (19) in the fourth quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers trading for Andrew Bynum deemed ‘a stretch’


Earlier on Tuesday morning, rumors began to swirl that the Los Angeles Lakers were deep in talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers to re-acquire Andrew Bynum. The talks seemed to make some sense, but after only 12 hours of being discussed, the deal appears to be less likely than we all thought.

According to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers trading for Bynum would be a stretch and the idea of the team brining back their former center, especially under the current circumstances, is no longer something we should be considering in anything other than an NBA2K14 game.

Bynum hasn’t played in over a year and it’s starting to look more and more like he’ll never play again. Despite having some real talent, Bynum has either lost interest in the game or realizes he can no longer play it like he used to and is losing interest in returning to the court.

That’s not to say he wouldn’t in the right situation, but he played zero games for the Philadelphia Sixers last season and has yet to play well in a game since the Cavaliers signed him. The Cavaliers don’t want him, the Lakers apparently don’t want him and neither does any other NBA team it seems like for that matter either.

Tags: Andrew Bynum Cleveland Cavaliers Los Angeles Lakers Pau Gasol

  • Mike Smith

    You should have your facts before writing an article; Bynum has played 24 games this year.

  • rayg0838

    The L.A.FAKERS are in desperate mode now. They certainly are not that desperate that they would rehire Andrew “the Thug” Bynum. They had enough of his demeaning antics while he was a FAKER. Just say good bye and good riddance to a dead beat school-yard thug…..Just A Thought!!!