Following the Andrew Bynum - Luol Deng Trade, conventional wisdom suggests Chicago will release the Center in the coming days, for financial reasons. Of course, this raises the question, where does Bynum go now? I find it unlikely some team does not pick him up. He will play for someone; the question is, who?
Clearly, Bynum has a list of issues currently surrounding him. His knees are uncertain, though he has clearly played better of late than at the start of the season, when he wasn't playing. However, even Bynum noted the dire situation surrounding his knees earlier this season. That, coupled with his indefinite suspension from the Cavaliers, for conduct that appeared to be in dispute, at least when reading the comments of former Blazer Jarrett Jack, pose serious questions about Bynum. These issues certainly give pause to any team looking to add the veteran big man.
For many, I am sure the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, but I am more curious about how this might affect the Blazers. Do they make a run at the big man? Can they? I am not a huge proponent for or against acquiring the big man. The benefits seem apparent: a serviceable backup center, a decent option on the block, and a different look for a second unit that is still finding its way to prominence after noticeable improvement this offseason. Conversely, the negatives are equally obvious: His knees are degenerative, he was suspended for conduct from his previous team (an clearly makes some questionable choices…I mean he is neither Katt Williams nor Snoop Dogg…NO PERMS). This poses a risk to the chemistry of our new look blazers.
I think it is an intriguing possibility that should be assessed. But, more importantly, I am curious about what Blazersedge thinks ( Yes, even you admins). Should we go for Bynum? What could we gain? And do we have the resources to do so? (Looking at you Storyteller).