Roy Hibbert Has Inside Scoop On Andrew Bynum Trade

Roy Hibbert Has Inside Scoop On Andrew Bynum Trade

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The deadline to acquire Andrew Bynum via trade and then waive him is rapidly approaching. The Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers have until Jan. 7 before his current deal becomes guaranteed for Bynum.

Reports have surfaced over the last few days that if the Lakers land Bynum in a trade for Pau Gasol, they will waive him in an effort to save $20 million.

Apparently, the deal on the table hit a snag on Thursday, but fellow center Roy Hibbert said he had the inside scoop on Bynum’s desired destinations a few days earlier. Hibbert tweeted the following on New Year’s Eve:

It remains uncertain how the situation with Gasol and Bynum will pan out. Obviously, Bynum wants Jan. 7 to come and go in order to cash in, but the Lakers appear anxious to get a deal done.

As usual, around this time in the season, Gasol’s name is out there with plenty of trade rumors and speculation swirling around about his future in the NBA. Hibbert may simply be joking around, and is likely doing just that, but Bynum landing with the Clippers or Heat is intriguing.

With Bynum rubbing teams the wrong way throughout his entire career in the league, it would come as no surprise that Cavs won’t listen to any desired destinations from the troubled center.
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  • kobe24

    Lol even more of a reason why Bynum is a scum. He can’t play like his all star level and doesn’t give the effort into it with the Cavs (not a contender team) and yet wants to play for the Heat or Clippers that have a better chance at winning the championship lol

    • C*HarrisTHEboss

      All the “facts” you reference are just speculation. Please explain to me why Bynum is a “scum” – A player that was integral in us winning 2 championships. You guys will repeatedly laud MDA for doing nothing with our team – yet trash former Laker Champions.

      • Paytc

        Yeah, it’s sad to see how Odom and Bynum have both fell off since leaving a championship Laker’s team. I thought they both played well for the Lakers. I personally appreciated the efforts they made to help us win back to back championships.

        Cheers to both Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum’s successful return to the top of their games. And big props and thanks goes out to them both.

  • lakerfan0

    Well, this is getting more interesting…

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Not a Andrew Bynum fan at all.I heard a nasty rumor about why he is suspended.

    • 3339

      nothing would be that surprising with Drew. He has that “I don’t give a sh*t” attitude about everything it seems.

  • Jim213

    Good for him as he can sign with one after he gets cut by the Cavs or Lakers while passing waivers. Clippers should show more interest given the lack of inside bigs is one of their biggest weaknesses.

  • Marty Susman

    Look, first off the Laker front office screwed up when they traded him for a soon to leave D12 who we also got zero for, this is the same front office that got a crippled Nash, a loser coach that benched & ruined Gasols trade value & a coach that destroyed Kobe because of allowing him to play the whole game/games. Drew needs the Wizard of Oz to bring him “a heart & guts” so he can continue to play BUT not for the Lakers.