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Andrew Bynum Will Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery


The Philadelphia 76ers knew they were taking a gamble when they traded for center Andrew Bynum over the summer but they pulled the trigger on trading for him anyways. The rationale at the time was he’ll be healthy eventually, but eventually still hasn’t come. In fact, eventually is going to have to wait until next season as Bynum has elected to have season-ending knee surgery on both of his knees.

 

 

What’s more interesting, and perhaps most devastating to those who hate the Dwight Howard trade that landed Bynum in Philly , is the fact that Bynum may never play a game with the Sixers as his contract is up after this year. The Sixers really aren’t sure how they’re going to proceed with offering him a deal, if they even do at all. Remember, Bynum was on track to come back but suffered a setback when he hurt himself bowling earlier in 2012 after being traded to the Sixers.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets may make plays to get Bynum this offseason as they both have the cap space and need for him on their respective rosters.

But Bynum’s knees will likely drive the price down and scare off teams that may want to sign him. He’ll be having surgery on both of his knees which means the rehab to come back and be the player he was shaping up to be before all the injury woes. However, the fact of the matter right now remains Bynum being traded to the Sixers is perhaps one of the worst trades to have ever gone down in the history of sports, as the Sixers essentially gave up Andre Iguodala to allow Andrew Bynum to bowl and collect checks for an entire season.

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