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Andrew Bynum 'Beyond Thrilled' About Trade To 76ers, According To Report

When the Philadelphia 76ers acquired the services of Andrew Bynum via the blockbuster four-team Dwight Howard trade, the team not only brought in a marquee name to play center but potentially came into the ownership of a difficult situation.

With a single season remaining on his deal before becoming an Unrestriced Free Agent, Bynum has the option of playing out the year in Philadelphia only to act like Howard and refuse to re-sign with the Sixers, which is becoming a concern around the NBA as of late.

However, according to a report by, Bynum is "beyond thrilled" in his new city.

Sources close to Andrew Bynum say he is beyond thrilled about the situation in Philadelphia. He'll get the chance to be his own star, be the focal point of the team and remain in the discussion as an All-Star starter.

Due to the max-deal that he potentially could earn, the report also states that it is almost assured that Bynum will stay long-term in Philadelphia, even though if he does sign it won't be until after the season.

Unless the wheels completely come off the franchise, a new deal for Bynum is almost assured because those that know him say he will not leave the money on the table to walk away and Philly has been given some level of assurance that Bynum is OK with what this new situation means for him.

For more on the teams involved with the Howard deal, visit Magic blog Orlando Pinstriped Post, Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll, Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs and Sixers blogLiberty Ballers.