Monday , Sep , 29 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Andrew Bynum Expecting Maximum Contract

For the Lakers, these issues are easy to define but hard to solve, at least right away. Most immediate is the fate and the fortune they intend to commit to their young center Andrew Bynum, who is eligible for an extension.

Bynum’s agent has said that he’ll pursue a maximum extension (five years, $80million) for his client and would like to resolve the situation as soon as possible. The Lakers, though enamored with Bynum’s development, have said they prefer to see how his surgically repaired knee responds to the rigors of training camp.