Report: Lakers G.M. Mitch Kupchak talks extension with Andrew Bynum’s agent
Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register reports that Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke with David Lee, the agent for Andrew Bynum, on Wednesday to discuss a contract extension for the center.
Kupchak declined to detail the Wednesday conversation between him and Bynum’s representative beyond a general description of “productive and positive.” Kupchak said no changes in Bynum’s status would be coming soon.
Bynum can make more money by playing out his current deal and re-signing with the Lakers as a free agent than he can by signing an extension, but Kupchak pointed to Bynum’s prior injury woes as reason why the 24-year-old might be willing to choose security versus a bigger payday.