Agent: No Extension Talks for Bynum Yet
Mitch Kupchak and Andrew Bynum’s agent, David Lee, have spoken recently.
As far as Lakers fans are concerned, they might as well have been discussing the weather.
Lee said on Wednesday that Kupchak, the Lakers general manager, did not broach a possible contract extension for Bynum, the All-Star center who has one more year left on his contract.
“I saw the report,” Lee said of media accounts in which Kupchak said last week that the Lakers had begun discussions about an extension. “I think Mitch’s comment was that we had ‘a cordial and productive’ conversation. It was cordial and it was productive, but it had nothing to do with an extension.”
Kupchak actually used the phrase “productive and positive,” though the gist is the same.
Lee said the Lakers also had not asked about other teams Bynum might be willing to re-sign with, an inquiry that would likely be a precursor to a trade.