Philadelphia 76ers (NBA): Season starts Nov. 1 at WAS; home opener Nov. 2 vs. CHI
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11-12-2012, 12:36 PM
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That's a bit of an overreaction, especially considering the circumstances. 1) He's only signed for this year 2) It clears up cap space if they don't resign him so they can go out and get other pieces 3) What they gave up to get him they knew they weren't going to get over the hump with (Iggy, Harkless, Vucevic).
There have been plenty of worse trades in sports if Bynum doesn't play. Hell, the Sixers made a trade in the 80's that's already arguably worse. They gave up Moses and 2 first round draft picks for Jeff Ruland who only played 5 games in 1 season with the Sixers, and then 13 games with them 5 years later due to injuries.
The Bynum news is disheartening. I just hope the Sixers aren't going to fail treading water this season only to have Bynum come back too late to make a difference, a la the Phillies w/ Utley & Howard this year.
Making the playoffs in MLB is a completely different animal than the NBA though. As long as the Sixers are playing .500 basketball they should be fine in the East until Bynum is ready to go.
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