Just about a few weeks ago, Andrew Bynum spoke to the media, saying he was one hundred percent sure he would play this season.
Now that has all changed.
Bynum has suffered yet another setback. Bymum participated in five on five drills today which led to his right knee swelling and is still swollen. Bynum was asked whether he is still confident that he will play this season. His response was, “Now, it’s getting really late. I really don’t know.”
Well that’s not good. Not good at all.
He also said, “Left knee feels good. It’s like, if your right arm is hurting and someone punches you in your left one, you forget about the right one. That’s kind of where I’m at right now.”
This setback not only ruins the Sixers chances of their playoff hopes, but it will also effect both Bynum and the Sixers future moving forward.
Once Bynum came to Philly, we thought the Sixers could contend for the 5th or 6th seed. Then the next thought process changed to, once Bynum returned, we thought the Sixers would have a pretty good chance at snatching the 8th seed. And now we know the Sixers are done for the year.
The Sixers have a tough decision to make this offseason and that is: should they re-sign Bynum? Should they take the risk of re-signing a guy that is injury prone and just hope for the best?
If Bynum stays healthy from here on out, and the Sixers hold on to him, they could have a very bright future ahead of them. The rebounding would improve tremendously. Jrue Holiday would have someone to do pick-and-rolls with. Holiday’s assists per game would rise. The Sixers would have a great scorer. And the Sixers would have a talented, young star.
At this point, we just have to hope for the best and hope that the managements decision, will be the right one.