Andrew Bynum Would Be Worth the Risk for Dallas Mavericks

July 6th, 2013 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

The Dallas Mavericks were one of a few teams in pursuit of center Dwight Howard, but now that D12 has decided to sign with the Houston Rockets, the Mavs must move on to Plan B. That plan may involve injury-prone center Andrew Bynum, which would be a shrewd maneuver on Dallas' part.

According to SportsCenter, the Mavericks are reportedly pursuing Bynum with caution as they attempt to improve their team after failing to make the playoffs this past season.

There is no denying the 25-year-old big man's talent level, but he would clearly be a huge risk for the Mavericks. Dallas may not have much time left to contend as power forward Dirk Nowitzki is 35 years of age, so the Mavs need to add players who can contribute immediately and elevate the team as a whole.

When Bynum is healthy, he is definitely capable of doing that. He had a career year two seasons ago with the Los Angeles Lakers as he averaged nearly 19 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game. He put up similar numbers during the postseason as well, so Bynum can play a starring role on the big stage.

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