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Posted October 16, 2008 - 01:02 PM

LA Times: Andrew Bynum's agent will meet with the Lakers on Friday in hopes of agreeing to a maximum contract extension for his client, a process that so far has been "disappointing," according to his agent.

The Lakers have until Oct. 31 to sign Bynum to a five-year extension, though agent David Lee said his discussions with the Lakers were "few and not significant."

"I just don't get it," he said. "I do not understand certain things that happen. Andrew has taken everything the Lakers have thrown at him, including criticism. He doesn't do anything to respond other than go on the court. He just goes on with his business.



#2 G-Small

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 01:06 PM

Sorry Drew, but a great 30 something games doesn't = 80 million yet....

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 02:24 PM

I'm beginning to get annoyed with his agent. Sounds like he is desperate to lock in a deal before Bynum's numbers go down because of Pau. Very good possibility that Drew might not be average 15/10 due to Gasol.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 02:24 PM

I'm sure we are more interested in Odom's contract situation.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 02:36 PM

These agents are like money hungry vultures.....

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 02:47 PM

Well that's their job, what do you expect?
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 02:48 PM

I'm sure we are more interested in Odom's contract situation.



NOT...


Bynum's going to get paid. Doesn't matter if it's with the Lakers or not. He would be the most sought after commodity on the market next year IF the Lakers DON'T sign him to a max deal...many teams will offer him that.


I wouldn't care if I were him. If they DON'T offer the max, I'd go about my business and tell them to go to HECK if they wanted me to take LESS by signing an offer sheet from another team...


Then, I'd sign the qualifying offer, play NEXT year and get paid the year AFTER that...I'm sure there are going to be MANY teams trying to get LBJ....and FAIL.


Bynum's agent is STUPID. Instead of whining, he should take the stance of "take the risk of us walking if you don't show us the love now".

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 03:09 PM

this agent is talking too much. he should just say andrew wants to remain a laker an that contract negotiations are ongoing with the lakers. thats it. handle whatever problems with the lakers internally instead of bringing everything out through the media.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 03:41 PM

Sorry Drew, but a great 30 something games doesn't = 80 million yet....


In due time...

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 04:29 PM

These agents are like money hungry vultures.....

Question: What is the job of an agent?

Answer: To negotiate the best financial contract for their agent

Conclusion: Agents get paid to do their jobs. Players want to get paid, agents deliver.
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 05:34 PM

Bynum's agent doesn't seem like he's a Laker fan :omg:

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 05:38 PM

didnt bynum say a while back
that
he didnt care about the money all he wanted was to be treated right??
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 05:40 PM

Ultimately, its good not to give an extension yet. tey can and will match Drew's offer shhet, if he's a restricted if he turns out to be worth it. If not they have money, and an opportunity to get other players to help the TEAM. Plus I would think this is a bit of positive motivation.

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 07:52 PM

NOT...


Bynum's going to get paid. Doesn't matter if it's with the Lakers or not. He would be the most sought after commodity on the market next year IF the Lakers DON'T sign him to a max deal...many teams will offer him that.


I wouldn't care if I were him. If they DON'T offer the max, I'd go about my business and tell them to go to HECK if they wanted me to take LESS by signing an offer sheet from another team...


Then, I'd sign the qualifying offer, play NEXT year and get paid the year AFTER that...I'm sure there are going to be MANY teams trying to get LBJ....and FAIL.


Bynum's agent is STUPID. Instead of whining, he should take the stance of "take the risk of us walking if you don't show us the love now".


he can't walk because it'd be like the josh smith situation he wont sign a qualifying offer and will simply look around and sign an offer sheet which the lakers will match

bynum leaving has 0% chance of happening both the lakers and bynum know that
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 08:38 PM

he can't walk because it'd be like the josh smith situation he wont sign a qualifying offer and will simply look around and sign an offer sheet which the lakers will match

bynum leaving has 0% chance of happening both the lakers and bynum know that



They have to tender the qualifying offer (QO) to him that would make him a Restricted Free Agent. Without LAL offering the QO, he becomes a UN-Restricted Free Agent and can sign ANYWHERE without fear of LAL matching an offer sheet.

Once LAL offers the QO, he can simply accept the QO and play in LAL for the next year. After that, he AUTOMATICALLY becomes a UN-Restricted Free Agent that following summer...free to sign anywhere he wants.


LAL is risking making this a very volatile situation with a guy who is the future of the FRANCHISE...

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 08:43 PM

didnt bynum say a while back
that
he didnt care about the money all he wanted was to be treated right??


It's called being politically correct.
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 08:53 PM

They have to tender the qualifying offer (QO) to him that would make him a Restricted Free Agent. Without LAL offering the QO, he becomes a UN-Restricted Free Agent and can sign ANYWHERE without fear of LAL matching an offer sheet.

Once LAL offers the QO, he can simply accept the QO and play in LAL for the next year. After that, he AUTOMATICALLY becomes a UN-Restricted Free Agent that following summer...free to sign anywhere he wants.


LAL is risking making this a very volatile situation with a guy who is the future of the FRANCHISE...


as i said there is 0 chance bynum is not a laker for at least the next 5 years
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 09:20 PM

These agents are like money hungry vultures.....

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Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:52 PM

Yeah he needs to prove that he's worth that max contract. Play a full season at a higher level than you ended last season and you're worth it.
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Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:58 PM

I don't know about you guys, but I think that Bynum is being manipulated by his circle. His recent actions (working out separately from the team during the summer, not updating the management) and the actions of his agent tell me that he (or someone within his circle) sees this merely as business and is trying to maneuver Bynum into a position where he has the Lakers under his thumb. Disconcerting to say the least...




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