While we’ve been anxiously waiting for Andrew Bynum to hit the court as a 76er, he’s mildly entertained us with his hairstyles and other off the court activities. And though they may be amusing to us, they’re putting a strain on the 76ers who have big decisions to make. Read more below.
The issues with Andrew Bynum led to the 76ers being pretty stagnant leading up the trade deadline although they were reportedly in talks with Memphis during the Rudy Gay deal and with Oklahoma City during the Harden deal. In the end they ended up with getting Charles Jenkins from the Golden State Warriors, a pretty decent guard for next to nothing (they gave up a protected second round draft pick).
Bynum’s skills are proven that’s not what worries everyone, it’s his health that poses a big risk. Still their “plan A” is to resign the star center.
“We have Plan A and I think everyone knows what A stands for. And we have Plan B and we don’t know,” general manager Tony DiLeo said on Friday morning at the Sixers’ workout site at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
“If and when we get our complete team on the floor, then we can get some answers. We want to evaluate all of our players and in the summer make some decisions. We have some flexibility, we have a lot of free agents, we have a lot of good, young players and an All-Star point guard that we can build around. We have a lot of options and a lot of different ways we can go this summer.”
Until the Sixers finally get to see Bynum play, there isn’t going to be a lot of movement. The questions will be can he stay healthy? And how many years and how much money is anyone willing to give him? Luckily for Bynum good centers are scarce in the league so he’ll get a good paycheck regardless.