Lakers Exercise Option on Andrew Bynum
The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their $16.1 million option on Andrew Bynum’s contract, the team announced Monday.
General manager Mitch Kupchak confirmed last month the Lakers would exercise the option.
Bynum, 24, was named an All-Star for the first time in his seven-year career last season, putting up career bests in points (18.7) and rebounds (11.8) per game, while also being named to the All-NBA second team.
The Lakers had to pick up Bynum’s option by June 30 or else the 7-footer would have become a free agent.