Saturday, January 4, 2014

Time To Buy Into Bynum?

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Andrew Bynum seems as though he is dealing with off the court issues that could see him tossed out of his third organization in three years in the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was anyway a wild card this offseason due to his injury history and the fact that he missed out on the 2012 - 2013 season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but the Cavaliers took a chance on him and it seemed as though that chance was paying off, that was, until off the court issues surrounded him.

So far this season Bynum, 26, has averaged 8.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.2 bpg, and 1.1 apg over the course of 20 mpg. He has been limited due to his health issues, but once a full recovery is made he will be outplaying his career numbers of 11.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg, and 1.6 bpg which he averaged in Los Angeles for the Lakers. The question is not whether or not Bynum will pick his form, its whether or not he can remain out of the spotlight on a consistent basis.

Bynum is a proven player in the NBA, and there is no doubt when he plays that he will put in work on both ends of the floor on a consistent basis, but due to his lack of focus he doesn't make for a great target for many teams, but the Boston Celtics would be smart to get him.

Let me break this down. Bynum is young. Bynum can contribute at a high level. Bynum is the best option the Celtics could attempt to go after...

The Celtics are thin on viable front court options, and Bynum could open up a whole new level for the transitioning team, and while he may be attracted to the spotlight, a GM like Danny Ainge will not stand for such things to occur, thus meaning that he will have to be focused on winning, and bringing pride back to Boston.