Why Andrew Bynum Shouldn’t Commit to Anything Until 2013

August 3rd, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
The 2013 class of NBA free agency is shaping up to be one for the ages. From superstars on the open market to the next generation of the elite finishing their rookie contracts, there are more than a handful of great players available to alter the face of the league.

At the heart of the greatness is one of the game's premier big men. No, not Dwight Howard, but Andrew Bynum.

The Los Angeles Lakers' big man has established himself as one of the top players in the NBA. He's fundamentally brilliant on offense, defensively dominant when focused and young enough to warrant belief in his legendary upside.

He's also a two-time NBA champion and has firmly established himself as 1b to Dwight Howard's 1a. "Highly touted" doesn't even begin to do Andrew Bynum justice.

The fact of the matter is this: Andrew Bynum has the same option to re-sign during the 2013 offseason as he would during the regular season. The difference is, Bynum can talk up the asking price during free agency while fielding offers from the other teams who are bound to target him.

If it's all about money, then there is no better move than to wait to sign until the offseaso ...

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