PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Supposedly, Andrew Bynum is healthy and ready to go. His agent says he will be absolutely be available for training camp for the upcoming NBA season for any team who signs him. He will not however, prove that by playing basketball.
A report from Yahoo’s Mark Spears says that Bynum will not work out for teams interested in signing the 25 year-old center who didn’t play a game for the Sixers last season. Bynum’s agent David Lee said that there are about a half-dozen interested teams. Lee says that teams will be provided with an MRI and medical reports.
It’s hard to figure what the market for Bynum will be, considering the injury history. A legitimate center is hard to find in the NBA, so there will definitely be teams willing to take the chance on him. Just how big a chance can you take on a guy with degenerative knee condition, didn’t play last year, and won’t prove he can currently play?
With the drafting of Nerlens Noel, it would appear that the Sixers are not one of the teams interested. Noel plays the same position, and it would seem that the team is in full-fledged rebuild mode. It is possible that the Sixers participate in a sign-and-trade deal for Bynum.
As the saying goes, it only takes one team to overpay.