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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby KB24 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:39 am

I'm happy we don't have to deal with his shot knees, bad attitude and horrible agent.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:28 am

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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby JSM on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:38 pm

[url=http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/deep-sixer/Bynum-agent-Ball-is-in-Sixers-court.html]John Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer] url wrote:The agent for Andrew Bynum says that the player has not ruled out signing a contract with the 76ers once free agency begins July 1.

“I don’t see why not,” Bynum’s agent, David Lee, said Wednesday morning when asked whether or not Bynum would consider signing an extension with the 76ers this summer. “I still feel like the ball is in their court.”

Bynum will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. He had arthroscopic surgery on both knees last month to remove debris. Teams can begin signing free agents on July 1.

Not long after the surgery, once Sixers source said that he did not believe that Bynum would give the Sixers any additional consideration because of what happened – Bynum never played for the team in the final year of his contract - following his acquisition in a four-team trade last August.

“Philadelphia has been terrific to us – from [majority owner] Josh Harris to [CEO/co-owner] Adam Aron to [general manager] Tony DiLeo,” Lee said. “The only way that Philadelphia would not be an option would be if they decided that they wanted to go in another direction.”

Lee said that Bynum is at least two weeks into his rehabilitation. He added that Bynum has not experienced any pain or swelling since the procedure.

For those that believe Bynum’s career is over, Lee had this to say.

“This was a rough year on everyone involved. But Andrew is just 25 years old. We have every reason to believe that he will be back on the court next season.”
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Battle Tested20 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:33 pm

Of course he will be back on the court eventually but what happens after playing a lot of games on those bad knees....... something is going to happen and he'll get injured again.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby therealdeal on Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:49 am

Every reason except slowly deteriorating knees.

It doesn't matter how young he is, if the cartilage in his knees is breaking down, then he's not going to play basketball anymore.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:02 am

Sooooooo Laker fans pissed at Bynum for not giving Philly special considerations in re-signing him.... while fully "understanding" why Howard won't "extend" in LA. The strong dislike runs pretty deep. :man10:

No one expects Howard to give us "special considerations" around here. He'll get paid like a franchise leading player for the next 6 years while not actually being one.... Bynum will get overpaid as well IMO because of what he can do when healthy.... so what? The NBA has done that for 30 years....

This is a business decision... one each and every one of you would make in the same position regardless of health or "representation". The NBA is a business first and foremost and if you treat it like a game you will get your azz handed to you by the ones who treat it like a business..... namely the owners.

In the end I'd bet he ends up either in Philly or Atlanta.... for near Max money on a shortened contract. If the knees are shot he'll get a couple years top pay to live the rest of his life on..... if not then what ever team has him will get a decent return.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby KB24 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:36 am

^sorry Roos I have to disagree.

1. Howard NEVER said he will stay. He always reiterated that he will decide in summer. Bynum though said Philly feels like it could be his new home.

2. Howard is getting paid and he is doing what he is supposed to do which is to play. Bynum is robbing Phillies money this season. Going out to bowl and getting hurt is his mistake. If he has any sense of pride and fairness, he will resign with Philly and he will make up for this year by accepting a slightly lower offer just to make a symbolic point. Like 1 Mio. less annually.

3. Howard was known to prefer NJ so expectations were always lower. Bynum on the other hand said he doesn't care, every city has a bank.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Frank Dux on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:12 pm

FabFourLakers wrote:If Bynum doesn't sign with the Sixers, I really hope he never plays again. It's not fair what he did to them...they gave up so many good players for him....Iggy, Vucevic, Harkless AND a first round pick?!?! Vucevic and Harkless will definitely improve next year, and I just feel bad for the Sixers now. Bynum is a piece of crap and to whoever overpays him, I hope they give him the MAX and he sits on his duff.


For the 6ers sake, I hope they pass on him. Same with every other team in the league. He's a cancer, and one of the most selfish athletes I can remember in recent memory. He's just all about the money, and is 100% cool with sitting on the bench.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Rooscooter on Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:25 pm

KB24 wrote:^sorry Roos I have to disagree.

1. Howard NEVER said he will stay. He always reiterated that he will decide in summer. Bynum though said Philly feels like it could be his new home.

2. Howard is getting paid and he is doing what he is supposed to do which is to play. Bynum is robbing Phillies money this season. Going out to bowl and getting hurt is his mistake. If he has any sense of pride and fairness, he will resign with Philly and he will make up for this year by accepting a slightly lower offer just to make a symbolic point. Like 1 Mio. less annually.

3. Howard was known to prefer NJ so expectations were always lower. Bynum on the other hand said he doesn't care, every city has a bank.


As I said.... it runs deep. If Bynum violated his contract he wouldn't be getting paid. Howard has indicated that he feels at home here then he'll make another statement then another..... just like in Orlando. It's in his financial best interest to do so. I'm not defending Andrew... just pointing out that this type of thing happens a lot in the game. There is no loyalty here..... we've seen it even with Kobe. He wanted out badly at one point.... and he came back not because of some loyalty to LA or the Fans but to the fact that it would have gutted Chi to get out and he wanted to win a championship...

It seems as if you are saying that Bynum owes Philly a refund..... Did Shaq owe the Lakers one for the "Company time" crap? That was much more blatant than anything Bynum's done here..... Or how about the "Pay me" line directed at the team owner? Isn't that worse than the "bank" line.... which was actually pretty funny I thought.....

What people fail to see about "The every city has a bank line" was at the time he made it he knew he was going to be traded as he had been shopped for 3 straight years continuously. He had put together the best season of his career and all he could get from ownership was static and continuous rumors about the Dwight for Bynum trade.... you would probably say something similar in the same situation. Your boss just watched you have the best year you've ever had and still wouldn't give you the time of day....

Finally.....You don't have to be "sorry".... you're the mod..... :man1: Opinions are what we're here for....
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby c.Lin on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:59 pm

Any GM/owner that throws any significant money at this guy at this point is a fool.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Frank Dux on Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:02 pm

c.Lin wrote:Any GM/owner that throws any significant money at this guy at this point is a fool.


You know it's going to happen too. One of the bottom feeders with cap space will throw throw out a huge contract offer.

Personally, I wouldn't welcome him back for the minimum.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby strategos on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:09 am

^^ Come on now. I dislike his attitude as much as anybody but for the minimum he definitely would be wirth the risk.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:47 am

It was picture day for the Sixers before Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Though it’s not necessarily a benchmark of the season for most NBA teams, it reminded coach Doug Collins of how the team came together for its final five-game push for the playoffs during last year’s picture day.

This year the Sixers are simply playing out the string.

Though there were a lot of different faces in this year’s photo, there were two that were conspicuous by their absences.

One was Jason Richardson, who was rehabbing his surgically-repaired knee. The other was Andrew Bynum, who also is rehabbing his knees in New York City. Though his uniform was hung in his locker, Bynum did not make the trip to Philly to smile for the camera.

Without Bynum in the team picture it was as if he wasn’t even here at all.

Richardson has two more years remaining on his contract, so Sixers’ fans have not seen the last of him. But Bynum is in the last year of a contract that paid him $16.9 million this season. He can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Bynum has not spoken to the media since the beginning of March and has not been seen around the team since it was announced that he would have arthroscopic surgery on both knees on March 18.

Will Bynum ever appear in a Sixers’ photo in the future? The conventional wisdom seems to indicate, no.


Philly basically paid a ghost 17 million this year.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby nameant on Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:55 am

If he only had a heart.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:30 am

^ :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Weezy on Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:44 am

Can you imagine making 17 million dollars just to... bowl? Wow, what a strange world we live in.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby gcclaker on Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 am

nameant wrote:If he only had a heart.

...left it in Los Angeles.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Juronimo on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:56 pm

Thenextgreat wrote:Wow...thanks for your help getting us those CHIPS AB. Doesn't this say something though about Kobe, Fish and Phil Jackson's leadership though? The fact that we were able to get that much out of a guy who seems to not even care ...It really surprises me what is going on with him now...I really thought he wanted to be great...guess not...I wish him luck...super glad we got rid of him! i don't care what happens with Howard...AB does not deserve anything close to the Max...the Sixers should let him walk...Some team will bite but good luck with that guy.


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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Dratini927 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:39 pm

Andrew Bynum, flamenco dancing in Spain

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Guys, we're all having a lot of fun focusing on the 2013 NBA playoffs — so much fun that we might have forgotten that today makes six weeks since Andrew Bynum had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both of his cursed knees. I wonder how he's feeling, and if he's having any fun.

No worries, guys. He's having fun flamenco dancing in what appears to be a Ferrari jacket at Cafe de Chinitas in Madrid, Spain, where he's spending some time on an early offseason vacation, which is the kind of thing you can do when your team doesn't have to worry about the playoffs. (Bynum also took in a nice meal at Basque restaurant Mesón Txistu and had a nice time at a Real Madrid match.)

Phew. Just glad Andrew's having fun — and even gladder that he's moving around so nimbly. Check out the fancy footwork on the big fella, prospective free-agent suitors! Now those look like some legs that definitely aren't haunted merit a max contract offer, don't they?


(Video within link - http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball- ... 51875.html)

Looks like his knees are feeling better. :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby trodgers on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:40 pm

I want to offer him a contract. Great low risk move.
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:49 pm

Dratini927 wrote:
Andrew Bynum, flamenco dancing in Spain

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Guys, we're all having a lot of fun focusing on the 2013 NBA playoffs — so much fun that we might have forgotten that today makes six weeks since Andrew Bynum had season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both of his cursed knees. I wonder how he's feeling, and if he's having any fun.

No worries, guys. He's having fun flamenco dancing in what appears to be a Ferrari jacket at Cafe de Chinitas in Madrid, Spain, where he's spending some time on an early offseason vacation, which is the kind of thing you can do when your team doesn't have to worry about the playoffs. (Bynum also took in a nice meal at Basque restaurant Mesón Txistu and had a nice time at a Real Madrid match.)

Phew. Just glad Andrew's having fun — and even gladder that he's moving around so nimbly. Check out the fancy footwork on the big fella, prospective free-agent suitors! Now those look like some legs that definitely aren't haunted merit a max contract offer, don't they?


(Video within link - http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball- ... 51875.html)

Looks like his knees are feeling better. :man10:


You never realize how freaking tall he is until you see him in relation to regular folk.....
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby 432J on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:27 pm

:man10: :man10: :man10:

did he really care about basketball during his time in LA or did he just do a great job of hiding the fact that he did not care? whatever it was, glad we shipped him out
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby Tobias Funke on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:18 pm

I came here to post that. Funniest ish Ive seen in a long time. :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby XXIV on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:23 pm

I completely forgot about this guy. :man10:
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Re: Andrew Bynum Discussion: Out for the season, 2x knee surgery

Postby LTLakerFan on Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:32 pm

Wow Andrew..... really? Run with the bulls too while you're there? I bet watching that video must have Doug Collins feeling all warm and fuzzy inside and happy you're feeling better. :bang: :disagree:
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