Andrew Bynum never played a single minute in any game for the 76ers this season when a lot was expected of this legitimate big.
There’s now the real possibility Bynum may never play at all in Philly.
When the decision was made to shut down Bynum for the balance of the season, speculation began about his long-term future.
With free agency looming this summer, Bynum may decide to walk away, a route that will net the Sixers nothing for a centre who was acquired last off-season in a multi-player, multi-team deal that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers and Andre Iguodala to Denver.
Bynum can be among the most dominant players in basketball, but health has been an issue, casting doubt on his value in an open market.
Even though he never appeared in any games, Bynum will still walk away with a cool $16.5 million. Philly knew Bynum’s history of knee woes, but was willing to roll the dice as the franchise heralded the native of New Jersey as its marquee player.