Inside the Sixers: Playing Andrew Bynum now won't help the 76ers

Because teams never like to publicly admit that a season is over before it really is, the 76ers shortly will suit up Andrew Bynum and send the 25-year-old center into battle.

Fans have been breathlessly awaiting this moment since the Sixers acquired Bynum in August, and members of the media have been waiting for the first appearance of the player general manager Tony DiLeo last week referred to – still – as “Plan A.”

But if Bynum is indeed still Plan A – and I have no doubt that he is – then, for the benefit of the team, no one needs to see him play this season.

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Inside the Sixers: Playing Andrew Bynum now won’t help the 76ers

Because teams never like to publicly admit that a season is over before it really is, the 76ers shortly will suit up Andrew Bynum and send the 25-year-old center into battle.

Fans have been breathlessly awaiting this moment since the Sixers acquired Bynum in August, and members of the media have been waiting for the first appearance of the player general manager Tony DiLeo last week referred to – still – as “Plan A.”

But if Bynum is indeed still Plan A – and I have no doubt that he is – then, for the benefit of the team, no one needs to see him play this season.

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