LA Lakers: 5 Reasons Not To Trade Andrew Bynum

February 9th, 2011 by Jason Schwarz Leave a reply »
The rumored Andrew Bynum for Carmelo Anthony trade is stirring up debates all across the country but one man isn't convinced that such a trade would help the Lakers. 

His name is Phil Jackson. 

Understanding the art of team chemistry is something that few understand as well as Jackson and his recent remarks to the Los Angeles Times speak volumes about the importance of Andrew Bynum to the Lakers' rotation. 

Jackson said, “I’m a big believer in size, look at the difference Pau (Gasol) made to our team.  And Andrew, while limited at times, has already made a difference in our season so has brought us championships.”  

On the opposite end of the spectrum is former Lakers GM Jerry West, who mentioned on talk radio that the Lakers are a team in constant need of star power.

If the Lakers can’t find a legitimate superstar to take over for Kobe Bryant, the Staples Center will turn into a ghost town.  The possibility of trading an injury prone Bynum for a sure thing superstar is certainly intriguing.  

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