Monday, March 4, 2013
DiLeo: Bynum still 'Plan A'
By Nick Borges
There is a good chance Andrew Bynum will not play for the Philadelphia 76ers this season due to his right knee. Bynum is set to become a free agent in July and the team has not closed the door on re-signing him.
"[Bynum] is Plan A," general manager Tony DiLeo told the Philadelphia Daily News on Sunday. "Until we get the answers, until we make a decision, it's a calculated decision or a risk-management decision, that's something we'll have to make at the end of the year, going into free agency."
Bynum is considering having arthroscopic surgery to clean out cartilage fragments and that would officially end any chance of playing for the Sixers this season.
"[Bynum] is unrestricted," added DiLeo. "He can go anywhere he wants and it's his career. He's only 25 years old. That's just something we'll have to see. We just don't have all the information now."
Bynum could draw interest from teams like Dallas, Phoenix and Atlanta in the summer if he can prove that both knees are healthy. Right now that is a big challenge.