Los Angeles Lakers: Top Five Reasons Why L.A. Shouldn’t Trade Andrew Bynum

With Andrew Bynum's return date postponed to Christmas, frustration has been brewing in the land of the Los Angeles Lakers, with Pau Gasol taking on most of the offensive and defensive load in the paint.

As impatience grows with the latest on Bynum's injury report, trade rumors permeate Lakers forums year after year, to the point where it's become an annual tradition to evaluate Bynum's worth to the back-to-back champions.

Many fans are left to wonder if there is a better option; a healthier, more financially frugal option to replace Drew. But here are the top five reasons why Andrew Bynum should not be traded, regardless of his injury-ridden past.

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