Dec 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls defeated the Sixers 96-89. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia 76ers GM Says Andrew Bynum Trade A Failure


Chalk this one up to the blatantly obvious.

Speaking to Chris Vito, new Philadelphia 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie said he felt it was fair to call the acquisition of big man Andrew Bynum a failure.

Per Vito:

Hinkie said it’s fair to call the Sixers’ trade for Andrew Bynum “a failure.”

Bynum of course was acquired in a four team offseason trade last August in which the Sixers sent fan favorite Andre Iguodala to the Denver Nuggets. For those who need a bit of a refresher on the move, here is the complete four team swap:

The Sixers received Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson.

The Lakers received Dwight Howard, Earl Clark and Chris Duhon.

The Nuggets received Andre Iguodala.

The Magic received Moe Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Christian Eyenga, Josh McRoberts and protected first round picks from each team, and a second round pick from Denver.

Bynum, who never even suited up for the 76ers spent more time on dance floors, playing with his hair, bowling and cramming himself into his absurd amount of small luxury cars than doing any actual basketball related activities.

Thankfully for the Sixers, assuming they want to wash their hands of it all, Bynum and his near $17 million dollar salary are no longer on the books as he’ll enter free agency this Summer.

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