While the Lakers were talking to Orlando about a Dwight Howard trade, they have always been only willing to make a deal they really liked. Because the fallback position for them is to bring Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash into camp and chase a ring.
Then the Lakers can sign their All-Star 24-year-old center (who averaged 18.7 points and 11.2 rebounds a game last season) to a long-term deal — but that’s not going to happen until next summer.
Still, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has reportedly started that dance, talking extension with Andrew Bynum’s agent, according to Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register.
Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and Andrew Bynum’s agent spoke Wednesday about a contract extension for Bynum, an indication of the Lakers’ ongoing interest in locking Bynum beyond next season.
Bynum’s agent told Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLA.com that there have not…
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