This has a lot to do with everything because it would be dumb for any team to trade for bynum without any a.ssurance he'd stay being that he's on the final year of his contract
That would be dumb to map out any trade on a player entering the final year of his contract unless you're trying to shed salary for the following summer.
I agree, and for that reason, I think most of what we've been hearing is BS and smoke signals. Bynum has stated that he won't sign until after the season no matter where he goes. LA is the one attempting to trade him, but also if the deal doesn't go through or Dwight gets traded to Houston, you don't want to give the impression that you wouldn't want Bynum back as well (which I think they've already done.)
So either the Lakers don't care that it's well publicized they want Dwight and will ship Drew out to whoever to get him, or all of this is BS and none of us really know whats going on behind the scenes.
I do think that Dwight, knowing that Brooklyn is out of the question, understands his best opportunity lies in LA, but that means nothing to Bynum or the Orlando Magic