As we are all now aware of, Andrew Bynum is a Philadelphia 76er. He was a main piece of a trade that finally landed Dwight Howard in Los Angeles, Andre Iguodala in Denver, and a bunch of pieces and draft picks in Orlando. Bynum proved last season that if he wants to be, he can be as dominant as they come in the low post on both ends of the floor. However, this can be a big if.
He had his fair share of mental lapses last season, including wandering around the three-point line and being called out by teammate Kobe Bryant. And now there is the quote from an anonymous NBA player who says Andrew Bynum doesn’t even enjoy playing basketball much, but does it for the money more than anything.
Many assumed that any Dwight Howard deal would land Bynum in Orlando. Obviously, this was not the case. However, it now seems that there were other options with their young center that they were exploring.
Reportedly, the Los Angeles Lakers offered Andrew Bynum to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Via Charley Walters, Pioneer Press
Before the Los Angeles Lakers traded Andrew Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers tried to peddle Bynum to the Timberwolves, who said no thanks.
Very interesting. Could you imagine a Kevin Love and Andrew Bynum front court combination? You would be hard pressed to find more of a bruising combination.
Derrick Williams, the former number two overall pick, would probably have been part of the deal. This is interesting because it is known that David Kahn has been dangling Williams on the trade block as of late. Bynum can be a free agent soon, but isn’t it hard to turn down a core of Bynum, Love, Ricky Rubio, and the newly added Brandon Roy and Andrei Kirilenko?
Nonetheless, the Timberwolves expect to compete for a playoff spot this season, assuming they can stay fairly healthy.
And as far as Andrew Bynum goes, who knows? He could dominate in Philly, or he could lose all focus. Only time will tell.
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