New general manager Sam Hinkie said at his introductory press conference on May 14th that Bynum is "like thousands of other young men that have the potential to play in the NBA. I'm duty bound to consider them all." Not exactly a ringing endorsement from the new guy running the show.
The Associate Press' Dan Gelston reports that Andrew Bynum's rehab from arthroscopic knee surgery is complete and that he will begin basketball activities in Atlanta hoping to land a big contract from some NBA team. Bynum's agent, David Lee, is not concerned that Bynum will be back for training camp.
The real question is where do the 76ers stand on resigning him? Lee states that they are not out of it but it looks "grim" that the 25 year old re-signs in Philadelphia.
I like where this is headed.
This whole thing was a nightmare. Everything that could have gone wrong with that trade, seemingly, did go wrong. Bynum and Jason Richardson combined to play in 33 games while Nik Vucevic went on to play in 77 games and average 13.1 points and 11.9 rebounds per game to give Sixers fans more of a reason to scream about the deal.
The 76ers need to realize that this has been a black eye for the organization and they need to cut bait and move forward in order to start fresh. Bringing Bynum back would probably create havoc with a team already struggling in the likability category.
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