Lakers Trade Rumors: Andrew Bynum’s ‘Short List’ Proves He Should Be Dealt Now

Here we go again. 

Could Andrew Bynum be following in Dwight Howard's large footsteps with his "short list" of teams he'd be willing to go to in free agency next year? 

According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers are the top candidates on this supposed list.

Among Bynum's short list of potential free agent landing spots in 2013, Houston is prominent with Dallas and Cleveland, sources tell Y!

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 8, 2012 Can we get this over with already? Do we have to subject ourselves to more drama? 

Here's the step-by-step breakdown for the Los Angeles Lakers:

Tell Andrew Bynum that it's too early for him to be making this sort of list.  Trade him for Dwight Howard to give the team an even better shot at winning a title.  Call D12's bluff and allow him to come to the inevitable conclusion that he should sign an extension.  Laugh as the Orlando Magic are left dealing with the problems of an immature center while attempting to call his bluff as well.  Compete for title after title.  See? It's not that hard.

At this point, Bynum might not be worth the trouble for the Lakers. After the addition of Steve Nash, The Purple and Gold need to all be focused on their own team and their ability to compete for a title this season. Worry about the next offseason after the end of the 2012-2013 campaign. 

If Bynum continues to make premature statements and potential demands about his future, that campaign will come to an end quickly and he'll be able to actually pursue those desires at an earlier date. 

Kobe and the rest of the Lakers don't need to deal with a drama queen at this point. While his market value is still at it's highest, deal him now. 

Plus, if they don't and Bynum's initial thoughts on ...

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