The post Bynum era… Moving past disaster
The Andrew Bynum era is now over in Philadelphia after the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to take a gamble on the talented but injured big man giving him a 2 year, 24 million dollar contract. The Cavaliers were willing to give Bynum a chance with somewhat low risk as only 6 million is guaranteed in the first year and the rest will have to be earned in incentives. The second year is a 12 million dollar team option. The Cavs are betting on the same potential the Sixers was willing to wager on but with a reduced cost and with fingers crossed hoping for a better outcome.
For the Sixers, they decided to get rid of everything that went wrong last season and not bring it into the 2013-2014 season with wishful hope that he could play and stay healthy. The Sixers made up their minds on draft night as the direction shifted completely to rebuild from the ground up and allow Andrew Bynum to walk. Bynum never played and the Sixers took a shot and didn’t get any dividends out of it. Sixers General Manager Sam Hinkie went into revamped mode and did just that making significant changes to the roster. The Sixers will look very different than the season before. The direction is clearly driven towards the future and with sound decisions and smart, savvy moves, the Sixers hope the tear down and build-up will result into a championship caliber team. Now we wait and see how it develops, what promise the young players will show and if the Sixers new approach will work. The Sixers recognized that you have to move forward even in times that were disastrous to begin and restore respectability and hope in a franchise that needs a resurrection.