And of course, the most talked about trade possibility regarding Ron Artest
Mitch Kupchak said Andrew Bynum, who had surgery on his left kneecap on May 21, has been seeing his doctor in New York but has "not been cleared yet" to start training.
But Bynum's agent, David Lee, said his client has been cleared.
"I don't know if he said it or not," Kupchak said, referring to Lee. "But I'm just saying he has not been cleared."
I really wish we can get Artest. And if we can keep Sasha and replace Ronny with Posey, i think we will be better off.
According to a league source, the Lakers already have contacted the Kings regarding Ron Artest and are believed to be offering forward Lamar Odom. As of Tuesday evening, the Kings had not returned the call. They are expected to insist on forward Kenny Thomas and his $18 million of remaining salary (over two seasons) being included in that potential trade. Kings basketball president Geoff Petrie declined comment on whether the Lakers had called.
"Right now, (Artest is) just a terrific player to have on your roster," Petrie said. "I don't really have any speculation one way or another (about his future). We'll see what other things -- not specific to Ron -- but if there's some other way we can improve the team or change the team, we'll take a look at it."