Lakers interested in Will Bynum?


The Lakers might just bring a Bynum back for next season, but this one can’t Salsa dance. I don’t think he can, anyway…

According to a tweet from Detroit Pistons reporter, Vincent Ellis, the Los Angeles Lakers are interested in acquiring the services of Will Bynum this summer:


Bynum, a 30-year-old point guard from the University of Arizona, is a free agent this off-season. He made $3.2 million last season and the Lakers would be able to match that this year as they have around that amount to spend with their mini mid-level exception.

However, it would seem that the money would be better spent on a wing player at this moment in time – the Lakers currently have both Steve Nash and Steve Blake on the roster, so unless Mike D’Antoni plans on running Blake at the back-up shooting guard position, spending $3.2 million on Bynum would seem a little odd.

Of course, as I mentioned yesterday when discussing the potential return of Jordan Farmar, circumstances can always change during the summer months when it comes to a team’s depth chart – Blake could possibly be seen as a fairly attractive piece in a trade this off-season after his performance during the playoffs, so maybe the Lakers are planning ahead and looking at potential free agent point guards such as Bynum.

H/T ProBasketballTalk

Written by Ross Pickering

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