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Podcast: Should the Lakers look into Andrew Bynum?

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As fun as it would be, Andrew Bynum just doesn’t fit with the Lakers, for multiple reasons.

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It was actually a fairly busy weekend in terms of September Los Angeles Lakers news, so it was nice to actually have some stuff to talk about. Still, as per my personal promise, if listeners ask questions in the form of a five-star iTunes review, they get answered. In a nice change of pace, I was even able to bounce some questions off Pete, too.

We start by talking about Andrew Bynum, who is apparently attempting a comeback after a multi-year hiatus that still sees him barely 30 years old. As you’d expect, Lakers fans are interested to hear whether Bynum makes sense for his former team. I just don’t see it.

Bynum is obviously a talented player at a position the Lakers have a need, but I’m always iffy on players who step away from the game for multiple years. I also worry about his fit not just with the modern playing style in today’s NBA, but with the Lakers specifically, who are looking for switchable defenders who want to get out and run as much as possible.

The Lakers do have an open roster spot thanks to their buyout of Luol Deng, though, so it’s definitely worth wondering how they’ll use it. Both Pete and I think the same way on what the Lakers might prioritize if they do eventually add someone. Basically, the flexibility that comes with an open roster spot is quite helpful for a team hoping to make the playoffs.

I actually report some “news” in this segment so you have that to look forward to, too.

We wrap up the show with a little bit of fun as I learn that I have somehow once again found a co-host who doesn’t properly respect the greatness that is In-N-Out.

As always, this is just a tidbit of the full context given in the show. Listen to the full discussion below and please check out old episodes or guarantee you won’t miss any ever again by subscribing on iTunes.