Let the Dwight Howard trade talks continue.
Jim Buss has been known as the one person in the Lakers organization that has been obsessed with Andrew Bynum.
On one side you can argue that Bynum is immature and extremely injury prone. However, it seems Jim has always taken the other side. Looking at Bynum with the potential of being a dominant All-Star center for years to come.
Back in May, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Jim Buss had Andrew Bynum as, “untouchable in trade talks.”
However, according to Ken Berger from CBS Sports, it now seems that Jim Buss is willing to part with Bynum if the right deal comes along:
It’s no surprise to anyone that the Lakers will be one of the primary suitors in a possible trade for Howard, and a person with knowledge of the team’s strategy told CBSSports.com that executive Jim Buss finally has dropped his opposition to trading center Andrew Bynum “for the right deal.” That’s code for “a deal for Dwight Howard,” and it’s clear from those familiar with Howard’s thinking that he’d like to join the Lakers.
If the Magic are willing to deal Howard to the Lakers, they have to take advantage of the opportunity. Now that Jim Buss has lightened his stance on Bynum, it looks official that the Lakers will be a major player once Orlando starts to field offers.