We heard rumblings of this during the Lakers exit meetings.
Andrew Bynum said during his exit meeting with the media the he expects to be a bigger part of the team this season, and will work during the offseason to do just that.
When told of Bynum’s comments, Kobe Bryant immediately made sure Bynum knew who the top dogs were on the food chain:
“Well, it’s tough to do on this team,” he said of moving Bynum up on the list of offensive priorities. “Ultimately, he’ll have to fall in line. Because I’m gonna shoot the ball. We all know that. Pau is going to get his touches. He’s no. 2. And then [Andrew] will have to fall in line.”
Now comes this excerpt from Adrian Wojnarowski’s latest article:
Bynum has privately been heard to say this offseason that he wants his own team, and the chances of him getting that – in New Orleans or Orlando – have never been higher. Years ago, Kobe Bryant wanted Bynum moved for Jason Kidd, but Bryant’s been insistent all summer that he still believes in this core, isn’t interested in wholesale change.
Bynum has years to go to become the go to guy in Los Angeles. With sources close to Bynum saying that they expect him to be in Orlando, it is not far fetched to believe that Bynum would like a trade to another team.