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#1 MDI

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Posted February 27, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Greg Oden 2.0?

 

http://www.philly.co..._condition.html


 

On Wednesday’s episode of ESPN’s debate-style show, First Take, there was a segment dedicated to the struggling 76ers, in which anchors Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discussed the state of the franchise going forward after Tuesday’s embarrassing loss to Orlando that prompted head coach Doug Collins to question his team's effort.

 

At one point during the discussion, Bayless said that a source inside the Sixers organization told him that the most recent MRI on Andrew Bynum’s knees showed "degeneration," meaning in effect that they will never return to full strength. Bynum was also a no-show in the locker room prior to Tuesday's game, when he was scheduled to give an update on his condition.

 

Bayless continued by explaining that Andrew may show some flashes of the dominance he displayed last season, when he averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game for the Lakers, but he will be unable to sustain it, as the knees will never be able to fully recover.

 

Keep in mind that this is not an official report, and the fact that Bayless, not known for his NBA connections, would be the only one with access to the information should make one somewhat skeptical.

However, if turns out to be true, this would be a huge revelation for the Sixers.

 

The difficult decision as to whether or not they should take a chance on signing Bynum to a lucrative, long-term deal would be defunct as re-signing him could mean several more years of knee issues and little (or no) production.

If this report is true, then you can bet Bynum and the Sixers will go their separate ways.

 

 

 

4:15 mark onwards


Edited by MDI, March 01, 2013 - 06:54 PM.

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:01 AM

It may be true, but I don't trust Skip Bayless on any NBA "inside" information.

 

Funnily enough, the article said the same thing after I read it. 



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Oh my god, I don't want AB17 anymore Degenerative ~.~


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:41 AM

It sounds strange at this point to hear Bynum referred to as a 2-time champion.

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 03:20 AM

If he really does have a degenerative condition, then his NBA career is over. At most, he will receive a non-max contract for his potential to contribute in a limited manner. I hope this is not true, I would like to watch him play again. 



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 03:29 AM

If anyone gives him a max contract this offseason they are such idiots

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 03:54 AM

OMLord, I can't believe it.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 09:13 AM

It sounds strange at this point to hear Bynum referred to as a 2-time champion.

He's 2-time on the Injured List


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 09:53 AM

I do feel bad for the kid. Given his long recovery times currently and in the past, I've suspected he had major issues. Reminds me of Sam Bowie. Potential but his body just isn't up to it.

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:01 AM

Somewhat surprised that Philly has not cried "foul" over the trade.  Everyone knew the Lakers were taking a chance on Dwight, just having back surgery.  But Bynum, when traded to Philly was supposed just have relatively minor issues, correct?  Not saying the Lakers did anything wrong at all here, its just pretty common for the acquirer to accuse the trader of foul play and of knowing something not disclosed.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 12:03 PM

why people cant believe this?

its sad and tragic, but it was obvious since the beginning, he may want to play, but his body wasnt made for the grind


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 01:00 PM

I do feel bad for the kid. Given his long recovery times currently and in the past, I've suspected he had major issues. Reminds me of Sam Bowie. Potential but his body just isn't up to it.

It's not just his body, but his mind as well.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 06:31 PM

Considering Bynum wouldn't have been able to play this season (and who knows for much longer), the Lakers essentially traded Josh McRoberts for Earl Clark and Dwight Howard.

 

Kind of a good deal.

 

I don't think he ever had any passion to play the game.  He only did it because he was tall and it was easy money.  There was never the fire there.  People wanted him to have it and dredged up anything they could to try and support their view, but the truth was / is the guy doesn't have 10% of the drive or passion it takes to excel in a professional sports league.

 

And to think so many people wanted to keep him here when every sign in the world pointed to nothing but bad things coming from this kid.  I'm still elated he's gone for good.



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Posted February 28, 2013 - 06:48 PM

I do feel bad for the kid. Given his long recovery times currently and in the past, I've suspected he had major issues. Reminds me of Sam Bowie. Potential but his body just isn't up to it.
It's not just his body, but his mind as well.


I agree 100%..

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Posted February 28, 2013 - 06:58 PM

fido's on it

 

not for a second do i regret the trade...honestly, even if dwight leaves at the end of this year, i will still think we came out on top in that deal...was done with bynum on this team


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 07:14 PM

That's what happens when you blast your knees for 3 straight years. The human body isn't very durable.


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Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:34 PM

Its saddening. The guy deserves a chance, i hope this is no true , though i doubt.

 

but if it is, then as fido said, Jroberts had move value than we thought.



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Posted March 01, 2013 - 12:00 AM

It's not just his body, but his mind as well.

 

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Posted March 01, 2013 - 11:14 AM

https://twitter.com/...557903886323713

Andrew Bynum said he doesn't worry about perceptions for sitting out all year. "I'm 25. It's my life." #sixers


https://twitter.com/...556434390949888

"Now it's getting late. I don't know." --Bynum, on whether he'll play this season



https://twitter.com/...558322012307457



Bynum said he WAS at WFC Tues, said he was getting treatment. Knows value of being on bench. "It's important for me to be a cheerleader."



https://twitter.com/...558514388267008

Andrew Bynum said he experienced swelling in his right knee (the site of the original injury) after last Friday's 5-on-5 scrimmage.



https://twitter.com/...559316339179520

Andrew Bynum: “It's like if your right arm is hurting, they punch you in the left one so you forget about the right one. Thats where I'm at"



http://sixersdish.bl...-play-this.html

As for playing to get his next contract, Bynum said he doesn't feel the need to rush anything. The Sixers have 26 games to go and Bynum, an unrestricted free agent, isn't worried about his next deal.

“Being healthy is more important than everything else,” Bynum said. “If I am healthy, I'll get a deal. I have to be able to play and I need to get to the point where I'm healthy to play.”



https://twitter.com/...567374058541056

Collins said he's been coaching Sixers all season like Bynum would miss full season: "Always been a possibility."



https://twitter.com/...562858303070211

Bynum was 100 percent sure he'd play this year. Said that a little over a week ago. And now? Now that 100 percent has vanished #Sixerstalk



https://twitter.com/...558171872997376

When asked if he's worried about perception that he doesn't want to play in pain, Bynum said "that's true, I don't want to play in pain"


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Posted March 01, 2013 - 12:28 PM

Sucks for him but I'm glad he isn't our problem anymore.




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