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Pundits ponder Andrew Bynum's future in L.A. (Web links)

June 05, 2012|By Mark Medina
  • Plenty of observers have debated whether the Lakers should keep Andrew Bynum around beyond 2012-13.
Plenty of observers have debated whether the Lakers should keep Andrew… (Harry How / Getty Images…)

--The Times' Mike Bresnahan reports Andrew Bynum and the Lakers could start negotiations soon over a long-term deal.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding mentioned bidding has started for Kobe Bryant's H-O-R-S-E game.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky wonders what direction the Lakers will take regarding Bynum's future.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin reported that Bynum's camp "anticipates" that talks over a long-term deal will start soon.

--NBA TV will show "The Dream Team," a documentary on the 1992 U.S. Olympic squad, on June 13 at 6 p.m. PST. Based on the trailer below, this is going to be must-see TV.

--The Associated Press reported that the Charlotte Bobcats interviewed Lakers assistant coach Quin Snyder regarding the team's vacant head-coaching position.

--Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus breaks down the various options the Lakers can pursue regarding Bynum's future.

---The Daily News' Elliott Teaford mentioned it's not surprising that the Lakers picked up Bynum with a team option. The next question involves whether the Lakers will extend him to a long-term deal.'s Mike Trudell breaks down a few numbers regarding the Lakers' 2011-12 season.

--Forum Blue and Gold's Darius Soriano explains how Bynum's possible long-term future with the Lakers will severely impact their decisions elsewhere.

--Falcoln Punch has a smart and detailed take on why the Lakers swapping Bynum and Ramon Sessions for New Jersey's Deron Williams and Brook Lopez would be a good deal for both sides.

Tweet of the Day: "Kobe is the most untradeable because he'll be 34 and owed $58.2M. And he's Kobe." -- ESPNChrisPalmer (ESPN The Magazine's Chris Palmer)

Rick Friedman Reader Comment of the Day: " Of course they picked up his option. I just hope they only use him as trade material. Bynum does not have the heart, desire or the mindset to be a consistant leader as the future of the Lakers." -- bobaugust23

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