My sources tell me that Bynum is progressing well in Phase 1 of his 6 step program. They also tell me that Bynum has no clue of what Phase 1 exactly is. By the way, I have no sources.
Before I get into all this I know that Bynum is likely damage goods, so most teams might be laughing at the Sixer if they do make Bynum available. This is the NBA we are talking about here though; there is always a “Dumb-Ass” team that will take a chance. Bynum is still only 24 years old. The BIGGEST thing that is in the Sixers favor in this whole God forsaken mess is that Bynum is in his last year of his contract.
We all know that expiring contracts especially one’s that are 16.6 million dollars are like “The Golden ticket”. At the same time though, the Sixers have to be very careful in any deal. The Sixers will finally have some breathing room in the cap world and there is a solid free agent class coming out next summer. The 2014 class is even better as it stands right now.
Let’s have some fun real quick even though I don’t think it’s likely that he gets moved. Who could the Sixers target? One could be LaMarcus Aldridge. He is making 13 million this year, 14 mill in 13-14′ and 15 mill in 14-15′. He is averaging 21.3 ppg and 8.1 rpg. He is also averaging 1.3 blocks.
Aldridge, 27, has been one of the most underrated Big-Men in the league in the past few years. I guarantee that the Trail Blazers would love nothing better than to stick it to the Lakers by acquiring Bynum and having Bynum dominating for them. It would give Portland some major CAP SPACE going into this up-coming summer. BUT with all the “BS” that has happen to Portland over these past years with players being injured (Oden and Roy) I doubt that they would even answer the call.
Maybe, Josh Smith? He is in the last year of his contract at 13.2 million. The Hawks have been a solid team for a while now. They have never been able to get over that hump though. They started to shake up their lineup last year by letting go of Marvin Williams and Joe Johnson. It could be time to let go of Josh. He seems likely to test out free agency.
Josh, 27, is averaging 16.6 ppg and 8.2 rpg . He is also averaging 3.7 assists and 2.2 blocks. Is the ATL willing to take chance on Bynum? They could be.
The bottom line is that Bynum will probably not get traded. This post was basically for my own amusement. Both of those trades did work in ESPN’s Trade Machine. The Sixers really should be considering all options though. I am sorry, but they have to be tired of Bynum’s act already. I know I am exhausted from trying to figure out what ‘PIMP’ outfit he will wear next.