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08:10 AM ET 08.16 | The honeymoon is in full swing for the 76ers and Andrew Bynum. As inviting as the Philadelphia situation seems, Bynum knows that he has no idea what sort of team he is joining. ... The Sixers should be a bit less eager, too. Bynum has two surgically repaired, arthritic knees that will receive blood-spinning treatments in Germany within the next month. ... "Obviously the risk with Andrew is injury, and re-signing him at the end of the year," Harris said. "I thought the upside was so much more than the risk." That is not the extent of the risk, and Harris knows it. Bynum has a history, both recent and past, of insubordination, immaturity and chilling, on-court violence. Harris and Collins are happy to give him the chance to obliterate those incidents.

Philadelphia Daily News

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August 16, 2012  08:11 AM ET

What else is new ????

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August 16, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Time For You To Shine, Bro.

August 16, 2012  08:27 AM ET

The risk with Andrew is injury, so as all other NBA players

August 16, 2012  08:32 AM ET
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The risk with Andrew is injury, so as all other NBA players

All NBA players have that risk, but some players, especially due to their size and history have a much GREATER risk then others. Bynum belongs to that category (Like Yao Ming was, Oden, Olowokandi, Rick Smits etc etc). The risk is even greater when a player is not known for great conditioning or lack of motivation to be 100% fit.

Portions of the injury risks can be mitigated though proper training and regimen, better foot work technique etc. Freak injuries are ALWAYS uncontrollable, but Bynum has No traits of doing anything about the things that one can control.

Summary - HIGH RISK player.

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August 16, 2012  09:10 AM ET

Bynum should do well in Philly. He will have his own team and there are banks in town.
I am sure he will regret his attitude in LA when his team bounces in the first round and watch The Lakers going to finals, but again he has nobody to blame but himself.

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August 16, 2012  09:14 AM ET
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You're probably right.A legit NBA center without much competition.

Exactly right. Most NBA teams don't play legitimate Centers, they play an undersized PF at Center. Run the offense through him and if he's healthy he's easily a 20/12 guy. If he's matured as a human being at all the numbers could be better.

August 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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His paycheck will pacify any hurt feelings.

Probably true, he seems after the money more than anything else. Don't blame him, if I had that size and athleticism, I would cash in as well.

August 16, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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Not sure why he would change.... he has a fat contract in the bank and now he is going to get a fatter contract no matter what he doesWhat exactly is his motivation to change?

And the possibility of a championship has been eliminated. Go figure.

August 16, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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Exactly right. Most NBA teams don't play legitimate Centers, they play an undersized PF at Center. Run the offense through him and if he's healthy he's easily a 20/12 guy. If he's matured as a human being at all the numbers could be better.

Good luck with that.

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