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Bynum is having issues in LA with Phil Jackson over playing time. I wonder if LA would be willing to move Bynum.
Andrew Bynum has repeatedly showed strong displeasure at Phil Jackson in the media for his lack of playing time since coming back from injury.
“I haven’t talked to him,” Bynum said. “I want to be a Laker. This is where I got drafted. I stopped working out with other teams because I wanted to be a Laker. I knew Phil was going to be here. All he’s going to control for me is the amount of minutes I play. When I go out on the court, that’s me.”
Bynum already secured his wish when he signed a four-year contract extension last year worth $58 million.
For those that understand the triangle offense, would Murphy fit well in there? Bynum did sign a 4 year $58 million extension in the summer, which averages to about $14.5 million/season, which isnt cheap. But nevertheless, he is really young and has shown a lot of potential. I wonder how Hibbert and Bynum would play beside one another. This would give us some good low post scoring.
I was thinking of a Murphy (+filler) for Bynum trade
I doubt the Lakers will move Bynum as Jackson may not even come back next year, or if he does it is likely his final season. But if they did, we'd have to give up a ton because he is young and considered a "franchise" center. Hibbert would likely be in the deal, or one of our PGs, or the draft pick. Now, it could be worth it in the long run considering how good Bynum could be, but I don't think they'd trade him at all. Hibbert would fit well in the triangle I think though.
The Lakers aren't moving Bynum for Murphy just because Phil is a little unhappy with him. They wouldn't even move Bynum for Hibbert. Phil is probably going to retire soon anyways and Bynum is still young and going to be around for a lot longer.
While the other trade is reasonable, Minnesota doesn't need TJ Ford and the extra year of his contract. They're better off just drafting the BPA at #6, who will most likely be a PG.