Dr J thinks the 76ers need to move on from Bynum “we have not benefited one degree, I guess he has”
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“We have not benefited one degree. I guess he has,” – Dr J on Andrew Bynum and the 76ers
During the half time of the 76ers and Cavs game, Julius Erving tipped his hat to the crowd as Philly celebrated the 1982/83 Championship team. Erving, a strategic advisor for the 76ers, also had some advice for the 76ers and their fans pertaining to Bynum that a lot of people in Philly don’t want to hear but have to accept. That is that Bynum has done nothing (positive) for the 76ers franchise and the team should move on from the talented but immature injury prone center.
“I know what the net result is. The net result is Robert Parish’s old number: double-zero,”
“We need somebody to play a corner for us and play the middle for us. It’s going to be costly. If the Bynum situation is one of total uncertainty for another year, I don’t think the organization should stand for that or the fans should stand for that.”
Former Sixers GM Pat Williams seems more optimistic about Bynums future in Philly
“I think Philly realized that to have a dominant big man makes a huge difference,” Williams said. “They gambled knowing that there was some history of injury and some history of immaturity, but when he was right and playing well, he was a dominant force. It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out. He’s still very young. Medically it’ll have to be determined this summer what happens.”
The disastrous season Bynum’s old team had might of dominated the headlines all season long but Dwight is playing well, the Lakers will end up in the playoffs and I believe the they, with or without Bryant in the first half of the season, will be a championship contender next season. The 76ers aren’t sure when, if ever, Bynum will suit up in a 76ers uniform, the team will not make the playoffs, and news out of Philly yesterday was that they are not bringing back coach Doug Collins despite Dr J saying “the organization can ill-afford to have Doug walk away. They are not going to get a better coach, a better teacher, so if you are going to invest money, you’ve got to invest it in him.”
Sounds like the upcoming future for the 76ers is going to be a very costly one.