Andrew Bynum’s Knee Problems Prove Dangers in Making Him Franchise Star

October 16th, 2012 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »
It's way too early for Philadelphia to deem the Andrew Bynum experiment a bust, yet we're past the point of cautious optimism and have officially entered the realm where overwhelming concern runs rampant.

Fresh off his first NBA All-Star appearance, Bynum was supposed to change the entire culture of the 76ers. He was supposed to give them an undeniable first option on the offensive end and transform the third best defensive team from 2011-12 into even more of an impenetrable force.

But that only happens—those expectations are only given a chance of actually occurring—if Bynum is on the court, developing a rapport with his teammates, becoming acclimated to being the primary pillar for the first time in his career.

This, of course, is exactly what Bynum hasn't done. He's been watching from the sidelines as his team battles through the preseason without him, a reality all parties involved hope is only temporary.

But when Bob Cooney of the Daily News reported that the 24-year-old center would be issued a Synvisc injection in his right knee, I heard a collective gasp from my living room in New York, which I ca ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.