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Wednesday And-1 links: Should Bynum be frustrated with the Lakers?

Aug 8, 2012, 10:06 PM EDT

Andrew Bynum AP

Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like 3-year-olds like to throw tantrums.

• If Andrew Bynum was frustrated with the Lakers right now and was thinking about seeing what was out there next summer, could you blame him? They have left him dangling a long time with the Howard trade. That said, Bynum is a guy motivated by money and the fact the Lakers (or whoever has his rights) can offer more will be a big factor  when he becomes a free agent next summer.

• Speaking of being motivated by money, the Pistons confirmed they are likely to put ads on jerseys as soon as they work out a deal.

•  If you were watching Team USA today and thought Aussie Joe Ingles looked like somebody who could play in the NBA, know some NBA GMs were thinking the same thing, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein.
• Syracuse head man and Team USA assistant coach Jim Boeheim talks about all things Team USA.
• The Utah Jazz are reopening talks with Josh Howard.
• Has Kris Joseph played well enough this summer to earn the 15th spot on the Celtics roster.
• We knew this was coming, but C.J. Miles made it official and put pen to paper signing with the Cavaliers today.
Steve Nash talks again about leaving Phoenix and going to the Lakers.
• Timberwolves second round pick Robbie Hummel has signed with the Spanish club Obradoiro.
• Tim Allen of Canis Hoopus, RIP. You will be missed.
  1. chargerdillon - Aug 8, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    He wouldn’t be in this position if he didn’t disappear in the playoffs the last 2 years.

    He disappeared on both sides of the court against Dallas 2 playoffs ago, and the same against OKC last playoffs.

    He brought this upon himself shooting 3’s telling the media he doesn’t care. Kobe is all business about winning and winning now and the organization knows this and goes with his actions

  2. shockexchange - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    Pau Gasol / Andrew Bynum at the same ____ time is in the same predicament Shaq was a few years ago. If Horry Jr wants to be “the man” then Bynum should grant him his wish and seek free agency. If he signs a long-term deal, he will be at the Lakers’ mercy when L.A. underachieves in the playoffs again and decide to ship Bynum to the team of its choosing.

  3. clevelandschronic2 - Aug 9, 2012 at 12:12 AM

    Bs kobe is all business. He is all about some kobe. He chased shaq off in his prime. Refuses to pass the ball EVER!!making the offense stagnant and one dimensional. takes 26-30 shots a game scoring. Doesnt rebound. But he sure as hell is the first guy to point fingers at his team. Mayb if bynum or even gasol could count on doing something besides defense since kobe jacks up almost every shot! he wouldnt feel the need to jack up a 3. Pau and bynum might as well only play half court since they are only used as decoys on offense. Every1 says owens loves himself some owens. Well kobe is the same way. Lets see if kobe lets nash actually run an offense or if we see the same OLD kobe.

  4. paulhargis53 - Aug 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

    I understood the standing pat with Bynum because of potentially landing Howard.
    That deal is dead though. They run the risk now of having a pouting Bynum on their hands. He now know they prefer someone else than him.
    My hope is now that there is no trade, that Bynum tells them he will not resign in LA and demands a trade. I hope he’s a major distraction all year. Certain Laker fans deserve that implosion.

    Kobe is going to start falling apart, outside of a disgruntled Bynum, there is no youth on the horizon.

    The old way of building a team, ala the Heat, cannot happen anymore. The new cba dictates that.That is what the strike was about, that and salaries.

    Certain Laker fans don’t want to face that truth. The info is at your fingertips, if you don’t read it, you’re willfully ignorant.

    The Lakers are done winning titles in the Kobe era.

  5. flyingvien - Aug 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Wow, very shocked about Tim’s passing.

  6. camnellum12 - Aug 9, 2012 at 2:53 PM

    If Andrew is still in a Laker uniform in October, he should start off the season hot. I’m expecting Kobe to be tired, and Kobe won’t be KOBE until late November/early December. Give Bynum touches like he got when Kobe was out for 7 games, and let him show the league if he’s worth keeping.

  7. jikkle49 - Aug 9, 2012 at 3:13 PM

    If he was motivated to be the best he could be and be a team player the Lakers wouldn’t even considered trading the guy.

    But with his lousy attitude and immaturity and his “bank in every city” mentality he only has himself to blame IF he’s frustrated which I would be shocked if he is.

    • camnellum12 - Aug 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

      He said that because he wanted to say “I have no problem if I get traded”. But Ray Allen is a cry baby in the Boston situation? Fans can’t crucify players on these matters, it’s a front office thing

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