Andrew Bynum trade rumors are nothing new, but now it is his agent that is starting to jump into the discussions. There have been a lot of rumors involving Bynum getting traded to the Orlando Magic, Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers, but apparently none of those teams have talked to Bynum's agent about a transaction.
According to ESPN, Bynum's agent (David Lee) says it would be "foolish" for an organization to trade for him without first learning what his interest in a long-term extension might be. That makes a lot of sense, especially because Bynum is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the current season. It could mean that a team trades for him only to lose him to free agency after one season.
It's very hard to argue with what Lee is stating, especially when no team has really spoken to him or the Lakers about what Bynum's intentions after the 2012-13 NBA season are. He could want to play for a specific city and nobody would know it if they don't simply make the effort to have a sit down meeting with all of the interested parties.
Maybe teams like the Cleveland Cavaliers don't care, because they simply want to have Bynum for a full season to try to make a postseason push right away. If all they have to do is give up Anderson Varejao and a few draft picks to make it happen, Cleveland might do it even without a guarantee from Bynum.
What do you think of these new Andrew Bynum trade rumors? Do you think that his agent needs to stay quiet? Or is this all a ploy to dictate which team he gets traded to?