Jrue Holiday Says Andrew Bynum Is An ‘Awesome Teammate’

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By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Among the many decisions Sam Hinkie will have to make as general manager of the Sixers is what to do with Andrew Bynum. Bynum will be an unrestricted free-agent, but the Sixers will be able to offer him more years, and money, than any other team in the NBA.

While many on the outside questioned Bynum’s commitment to the game, All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday doesn’t seem to have the same issues.

“He’s an awesome teammate even though he didn’t get the chance to play,” Holiday told Hoops Hype. He showed me a lot of perspective from the big men aspect of the game. I do think he’s one of the best big men in the league and having him on the bench and in the locker room helped me to improve my game.”

Holiday said that he feels Bynum did treat his teammates, and the franchise with respect. So does Holiday want Bynum back with the team?

” I’d love him to… obviously, if he’s healthy. If he’s healthy I think he’s the best big in the league, but like I said it’s tricky because of the knee injuries,” Holiday said. “They actually haven’t talked to me about [whether or not Bynum should return] so I don’t know. Again, it’s a tricky situation because of his knees, his injuries. You can’t really make the decision just yet.”

“I think he wants to play, he wants to win. He had a winning career playing with the Lakers, winning two rings… He’s a winner and he wants to play.”

Read the rest of the interview at Hoops Hype.

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