KeepBynum wrote: revgen wrote:
It also takes us out of the Howard sweepstakes until January.
lakerfan2 wrote:Its actually a very smart move to extend Bynum, taking away some of the leverage he would have from running off next year whether it's here or on another team.
If they extend Bynum for the maximum 3 years, they can't trade him for 6 months.
That's a good thing.
We'll have to wait and see how Dwight's back holds up anyway as he returns.
Gives us a better chance at Howard then (if Bynum has truly checked out and Dwight is back to his original form).
Even if it's only 3 years, its a heck of a lot easier to swallow then Lopez's disgusting contract, not to mention he's essentially more injury prone than Bynum (from a non-accidental point of view) and Orlando is much more interested in Andrew anyway, they'd probably be open to a straight up trade.
If not, I'd give up Blake for Richardson and that's the where the line ends with that deal.