May 20, 2013 |
No NBA general manager who wants to get his roster from Point A to Point B ever begins that process by trying to construct a four-team trade. Simple is best and that is certainly what Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak was shooting for last summer when Dwight Howard made it clear he would be leaving the Orlando Magic for the Lakers and only the Lakers and you guys in the suits figure out how that's going to happen. The true superstars of the game can dictate their paths that way, using the blackmail of their impending unhappiness as leverage.
March 16, 2013 |
While 76ers general manager Tony DiLeo continues to figure out what to do with Andrew Bynum - known as "Plan A" since being dubbed so by DiLeo a few weeks back - Sixers legend Charles Barkley has some advice. Pass. "They are in a dilemma now," Barkley said by phone Thursday. "I wouldn't give Andrew Bynum any money if I'm running the team. I'm not going to take that chance. " Barkley, a Hall of Fame player who works for Turner Network Television as an analyst on its Inside the NBA show, is preparing for his role as an analyst during the NCAA tournament.
May 5, 2013 |
TELL ME when this sounds familiar: Cut your losses. He doesn't really want to play here. He's not a leader. The franchise would be better off not re-signing him as a free agent and just concentrating on building for the future instead. If I were talking about Philadelphia, it would be easy to identify such thoughts with respect to crestfallen 76ers center Andrew Bynum, whose disastrous 2012-13 season sank the Sixers the way the iceberg sank the Titanic. But for those of you who think the Los Angeles Lakers pulled a fast one on the Sixers when they sent Bynum and his degenerative knees to South Philadelphia last August in a blockbuster four-team trade, there is a bit of consolation in the fact that things aren't exactly working out well in "Tinseltown" either.
May 2, 2013 |
The man who many believe is the main reason for the 76ers' disastrous season appears to be taking things in rhythmic stride. Weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees, Andrew Bynum can be seen treading lightly through the vigorous Gypsy dance in a 41-second video clip Cafe de Chinitas in Madrid, Spain, posted Monday on its Facebook page. Judging by his moves, the Sixers center appears to be recovering well from surgery. There's no harm in dancing on vacation.
August 17, 2012
MUCH HAS BEEN made of the condition of Andrew Bynum's knees - particularly once reports surfaced that the newest Sixer would head to Germany in September to undergo a specialized procedure. Wednesday, during his introduction to Philly, Bynum addressed his health issues and confirmed the reports of the procedure. "I went through the whole season last year and didn't have any setbacks," he said. "As of right now, my knees feel good. " Bynum will be undergoing a proactive procedure in Germany, known as Orthokine/Regenokine.
May 24, 2013 |
The title of the session was "View From the Top. " It was not lost on any of the four panelists - Ruben Amaro Jr., Peter Luukko, Howie Roseman, and Adam Aron - that their franchises have been enjoying the view from less-lofty vantage points lately. All four missed the playoffs in their most recently completed seasons, and Amaro's Phillies are scuffling along below .500 this year. "We have four of the most enjoyable jobs on the face of the earth," Sixers CEO Aron said, adding after a comic pause: "When our teams are winning.
March 20, 2013 |
UNLIKE THE TEAMS in the NCAA Tournament, it could be none and done for Andrew Bynum as a 76er. The Sixers announced at halftime of Monday night's game against the Portland Trail Blazers that the 7-foot, 300-pound Bynum will have surgery on Tuesday, thus ending one of the most frustrating situations in team history. Bynum, who has not played all season, will undergo arthroscopic surgery on both knees. It will be performed by Dr. David Altchek, of the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York.
March 3, 2013 |
The 76ers and center Andrew Bynum are considering arthroscopic surgery on the player's right knee in order to clean out loose cartilage, a procedure that could likely end the season for the center they traded so many young assets to acquire, according to sources with knowledge of the situation. Bynum suffered a setback in the form of swelling in his right knee following his participation in a five-on-five scrimmage, first reported in The Inquirer Feb. 22. While the Sixers have been unable to practice recently due to their schedule, Bynum would not have been able to participate due to the swelling in his knee, which was also first reported by The Inquirer.
February 28, 2013 |
ANDREW BYNUM was supposed to meet with the media Tuesday before the Sixers hosted the Orlando Magic. The media were more than ready for him, surrounding his locker 10 minutes before the scheduled 6 p.m. meeting. But at 6:15, per NBA policy, the locker room was closed to the media, with no Bynum. As reporters then gathered outside the locker room in anticipation of an impromptu gathering, they were quickly told that there would be no conversation with Bynum. Originally, the team said he would be available Wedneday, but now there will be no practice, so Bynum will not be available.
January 29, 2013 |
THE WORD surrounding Andrew Bynum lately has been "excited. " Someone apparently forgot to tell the 7-foot center. During a quick 2-minute interview with the media Monday (Bynum showed at his locker just before the room had to close per NBA rules), Bynum was very matter-of-fact in what has now become his weekly update. He reiterated that he is planning on returning sometime after the All-Star break and that his progress is steadily moving along. "Baby steps," said Bynum. "Still no slides [lateral movement]