L.A. picks up Andrew Bynum option

Updated: June 6, 2012, 1:57 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their $16.1 million option on Andrew Bynum's contract, the team announced Monday.

General manager Mitch Kupchak confirmed last month the Lakers would exercise the option.

Bynum, 24, was named an All-Star for the first time in his seven-year career last season, putting up career bests in points (18.7) and rebounds (11.8) per game, while also being named to the All-NBA second team.

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