OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 16: Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers looks to shoot under pressure from Kendrick Perkins #5 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 16, 2012 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder beat the Lakers 77-75. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia 76ers reportedly don't really know how to handle Andrew Bynum's impending free agency, and the team could be going toward major changes in the team's behind-the-scenes personnel and coaching staff.
9 months ago Update 2 comments
New Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum gave his introductory press conference to the media and to 76ers fans on Wednesday, and unlike many other players, he attacked his impending free agency head on when asked about it. Bynum, who has one year left on his contract, declared that he would probably like to stay with the 76ers for the long haul.
"To be honest man, my first experience here has been so great (that) I'm really leaning towards making this my home," Bynum said, via Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick.
After pausing to let the crowd cheer the statement, Bynum continued by saying he's "not a guy who tries to be all around and have a lot of teams on my belt."
Bynum could firmly commit to the 76ers by signing a contract extension now, but the most he could sign for is three years and $60 million. If he elects to wait until the offseason, he can sign a five-year deal for $100 million. It may make more sense, then, for Bynum to wait until he officially becomes a free agent before formally committing to the 76ers long term.
9 months ago Update 0 comments
The Philadelphia 76ers were one of the big winners in the four-team blockbuster deal that saw Dwight Howard land in Los Angeles with the Lakers, and the Sixers came away with one of the best low-post players in the game in 24-year-old Andrew Bynum.
According to The700Level.com, the Sixers will formally introduce Bynum -- along with guard Jason Richardson -- at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at the National Constitution Center at 12:15 p.m. ET.
Bynum, a native of Plainsboro, N.J., which is less than an hour away from Philadelphia, has spent his entire career on the West Coast with the Lakers and he arrives in Philly as the best center to wear a Sixers uniform since Moses Malone.
The young center also brings with him a wealth of experience from playing for a winning organization as well as two NBA champuonship rings earned in 2009 and 2010.
Although branded as somewhat mercurial, Andrew Bynum is without question the best center in the NBA not named Dwight Howard and his presence immediately raises the Sixers profile in the Eastern Conference.
9 months ago Article 1 comment
Andrew Bynum will undergo a non-invasive, experimental knee procedure in Germany this September, according to reports. The procedure is considered precautionary, and has been undergone by the likes of Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez.