Following yet another second-round exit, the future of the Los Angeles Lakers is all Lakers' fans have to talk about. Part of that future is Andrew Bynum - or is it?
After game five's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Bynum was unsure of whether or not he had a long-term future with the organization to ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin.
"I'm not sure," Bynum said. "It really doesn't matter to me. I'll play anywhere. I think for the most part I had a pretty decent season and an OK postseason, so we'll see."
Bynum's evaluation of himself is pretty spot on. In this his seventh season, he averaged career highs with 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds and followed that with 17.3 points and 11.7 rebounds in the postseason prior to Monday night's game.
The Lakers see him as part of their future but only time will tell if the two sides see themselves in a long-term marriage. It has been said that the team plans to pick up Bynum's $16.1 million option for the 2012-13 season.
"It's going to depend on what the team wants to do," Bynum said of the extension. "I would definitely want to be a Laker. It's going to be up to the team."
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