Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has claimed that Jim Buss has put the “untouchable” label on Andrew Bynum. Bynum has been mentioned as a trade piece for Dwight Howard, as Howard seems to like the Lakers as a new destination for his career.
My first reaction to this was, “What is Jim Buss thinking?!” Bynum is by all means a very good player; he can play D, he can rebound, and he can score. He’s arguably a top-five center in the league. However, he gets injured almost every season, the Lakers are reeling after a season-ending sweep, and Dwight Howard is one of the best centers to ever play the game. I don’t understand why Buss would want to keep Bynum over the prospect of obtaining D12.
While I do think their stance may change on that, for now this bodes well for the Nets. One of their main goals is to acquire superstars to surround Deron Williams, and Howard is one of the more realistic options the Nets have at that. If one of their competitors is pulling out of the running, all the better.