Originally posted on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 4/5/13
When Andrew Bynum came to the Philadelphia 76ers, he was full of promise, and hoped to bring some excitement to the Sixers. Instead, he brought neither. Bynum hasn't played one game this season, and has gotten more run from his hair styles than anything else.Andrew Bynum, the Roots next drummer?Now the big question for the 76ers is what do they do with their big man? Bynum is an unrestricted free agent after this season. Obviously, Philly could sign him, but Bynum is looking for a max contract. And that's the rub. Philadelphia will more than likely miss the playoffs this year, after being the 8th seed last season. Even worse than missing the playoffs, they are dead last (as of today) in team scoring at 92.9 points per game. With Bill Russell's knees, Andrew Bynum can't fix that.Spencer Hawes has done a serviceable job of being the starting center for the Sixers, averaging 11 points and 7 rebounds. Keep in mind, I said serviceable, not spectacular. While Dwight Howard will be the main course this off season, Bynum will certainly be a nice side attraction for those following NBA free agency. That being said, for the Sixers to make the jump, and be competitive in the East, Bynum is not the answer.The Sixers need to build young, especially since other teams ahead of them are starting to age, and will soon be falling off. Boston anyone? And with the Heat and Knicks looking like locks for the foreseeable future, there is no need to tie up $15 million-plus in cap space with Bynum with his playing time in limbo.Sure, Philly could go after other free agents such as Josh Smith and Al Jefferson, but should steer clear of Bynum and let another club take that risk.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dion Lewis signed extension to repay Patriots for giving him chance

Report: South Carolina to start Perry Orth at QB vs. LSU

Mark Giordano: Flames’ effort in opener was 'unacceptable'

LeBron James says he’s in same class as Michael Jordan

Report: Some Texans players have already 'checked out' on coaches

WATCH: Washington scores against USC with trick play


Andre Johnson, Colts down Texans in key division win

Claude Julien: Illegal hit on Patrice Bergeron warrants ‘further consequences’

Foster’s return to game after head injury raises questions

Lions owner Martha Ford is not happy with NFL about blown call on MNF

New details on Duke Williams dismissal

Baylor’s RG3 statue vandalized by TCU fans

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Matt Hasselbeck was ‘on his death bed’ before Texans game

WATCH: Jets' Burmistrov lays dirty hit on Bruins' Bergeron

Report: Cowboys ban filming offense in practice with Patriots next on schedule

Maryland HC Randy Edsall responds on Twitter to firing reports

Pacquiao says he is in talks with Mayweather about rematch

Wisconsin looks to bounce back against Nebraska

Jack Del Rio: Raiders will go after Peyton Manning, want to ‘take him down’

Charles Barkley will guest star on 'The NFL Today'

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Poor Royals grounds crew member gets eaten by tarp

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason; will return in 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s contract structure protects team from overpaying struggling QB

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker