Mar 11, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum (17) runs up court during a game against the Boston Celtics at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Andrew Bynum wants to rejoin Lakers


Andrew Bynum has had an unsuccessful career since leaving the Los Angeles Lakers, but as he searches for a new team for next season he is hoping to reignite his career by trading in the Indiana Pacers blue and yellow for the purple and gold.

In a recent video that was posted by TMZ, Bynum said that he would like to rejoin the Lakers.

From the TMZ exchange:

Paparazzo: “Where are you hoping to land?”
Bynum: “I don’t know.” (inaudible)
Paparazzo: “Your home is in L.A. Would you like to come back to L.A. or what?”
Bynum: “That would be great. Come back home.”
Paparazzo: “Clippers or Lakes?”
Bynum: “Lakers”
Paparazzo: “You’d rather be with the Lakers?”
Bynum: “Yup.”

Despite all of his knee injuries and the whirlwind couple of years since leaving Los Angeles, Bynum is still a very young player at 26 years old and he has the 7-foot frame that teams covet in the post.

If a player like Kwame Brown can get multiple shots, you would have to believe a lot of teams will consider still adding Bynum.

However, with the way things ended last time, it would be a surprise if the Lakers were one of those teams that would be interested in bringing the big man on board.

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  • Pimptastic

    Do it Mitch! Non guaranteed contract, and right now, who do we have at Center. Pau and Kaman are likely gone. Embiid does not fall to #7 under any conceivable circumstance. I think Kobe and the Lakers Uni will light a fire under him again.

  • J Taylor

    Does he really want to come back to LA, or is he trying to force NYC to pay him more than the vet minimum?