Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak recently sat down with Lakers.com for a Q&A session.
Mitch discussed the Lakers improved play after the All-Star break, what he was feeling when Kobe Bryant went down with an ankle injury in Dallas, and had a somewhat suprising quote on Andrew Bynum.
“When Andrew is healthy, and he plays like he is playing right now, you are hard pressed to look at anybody in this league and say, ‘I would trade him for that person.”
He was asked to clarify that statement.
“Anybody. If he’s healthy at this level he’s at, you’d have to think about anything. In other words, you may not trade him for anybody.”
Without reading too much into Kupchak’s comments, if Bynum is healthy, he is un-tradeable.
With that being said, concievably if the Orlando Magic offered All-Star Dwight Howard for Andrew, Kupchak would pass.
It is indeed a major compliment to the Lakers current starting center, who has no doubt played lights out basketball since the all-star break.