Andrew Bynum was the source of much frustration in the City of Brotherly Love this season, as the big man didn't play a single game for the Philadelphia 76ers. Despite his injury issues and extended absence from the lineup, Sixers owner Josh Harris told reporters -- including John Gonzalez of CSN Philly -- that the team is "open to the prospect of bring" Bynum back.
“A healthy Bynum that’s playing is a needle-mover, a top-15 player,” Harris continued. “But the reality is, he didn’t play a game this season. There’s risk. We’re going to weigh the positives and the negatives and try to make a reasoned assessment of what’s appropriate for Andrew. Certainly we’re open to the prospect of bringing him back.”
Bynum is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He made $16.5 million this year, and it will be interesting to see how the market for the 25-year-old develops following his lingering knee ailments. He recently underwent bilateral arthroscopic surgery on both knees.
The Sixers aquired Bynum from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Andre Iguodala and others prior to the 2012-13 season. While he was expected to provide Philly with the missing piece they've been lacking, he suffered multiple setbacks. There were several return target dates set for Bynum, but he ultimately missed the entire season.