No one has missed the dismay and depression that Andrew Bynum and his antics have brought over the Philadelphia 76ers this season. The team gave up its future in hope that the center would elevate them to the next level, but the only competition Bynum faced this season was in a bowling alley.
Bynum has not playing in a single game and now the Sixers are in a horrible position. Do they gamble and try to retain him, or just hit the reset button and enter a future of uncertainty.
Sixers president, Rod Thorn, had this to say in a Q&A for the Daily Times:
Do you have a timetable on deciding whether to bring Bynum back?
“I don’t. He doesn’t become a free agent until the end of June, the first of July.”
Will that be your decision to make the offer?
“That decision? He is a free agent, he can go anywhere he wants to. It’s not just what we want to do, it’s what he wants to do, too.”
Will the Sixers make an offer?
“We’ll have to see what transpires.”
Judging from the answers Sixers’ president provides, he is not all too pleased, and for good reason. Imagine if the Sixers kept Nikola Vucevic, who is truly coming into his own with the Orlando Magic, and Andre Iguodala. They would probably still be a playoff team – not a contender but still competitive.
Every reasonable person on planet earth would argue that Bynum should cut the Sixers some slack and sign for less money, considering everything he has cost the team. It is unlikely that he will do such a thing. As long as there is more money on the table elsewhere, expect Bynum to take his millions and go as far from Philadelphia as he possibly can.
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