There was a time when Andrew Bynum was one of the most talented big men in the NBA. Nonetheless, his lack of discipline, poor work ethic, high ego and proneness to get hurt really stalled his development.
Bynum looked careless on and off the court and he didn’t make the most of his potential, but according to several reports, the former Laker, Cavalier and Pacer would be interested in giving his career another shot and making an NBA comeback.
Obviously, for this to happen he has to prove that he’s 100% healthy and in game shape, and he’s likely to work out for several teams in the upcoming weeks. Today, we’re going to let you know about the top 5 destinations for him to sign.
5. Los Angeles Lakers
Why not? He was a beast with the Los Angeles Lakers, and now that Kobe Bryant isn’t around, he has nobody to fight with. Also, the Lakers made some great signings this offseason, highlighted by the acquisition of LeBron James.
At LA, Bynum wouldn’t need to handle much of the load, while he could thrive in the pick and roll playing next to LeBron James, who’d open up a lot of space for him to drive and get wide open looks.
4. San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs have always known how to make the most of wasted talents, as well as managing their veterans’ minutes in order to keep them fresh for the playoffs, a couple of things that may interest Bynum.
Gregg Popovich is a basketball mastermind and would definitely bring the best out of his game, not to mention the fact that they really lack depth in the frontcourt and he could have a starring role off the bench.
3. Boston Celtics
The Boston Celtics are arguably the most stacked team in the league not named the Golden State Warriors, but truth to be told, their only true big man is Aaron Baynes, and he’s not that good to begin with.
Adding Bynum as a veteran presence off the bench could really help this team take a step forward in the Eastern Conference, not to mention he’d have a huge shot at winning his 3rd NBA Championship while getting back at the Lakers.
2. Houston Rockets
The Houston Rockets are the second best team in the Western Conference and the team most likely to give a lot of headaches to the Golden State Warriors en route to the WCF, and adding a competitor as Bynum could really help their cause.
Also, with Chris Paul running the point, you know the big man is going to have a lot of lobs and wide open looks at the rim, as he shown with David West, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Clint Capela in the past.
1. Golden State Warriors
And finally, the best (and most obvious) comeback destination for Andrew Bynum have to be the Golden State Warriors, an easy way to the NBA Finals and a place where he won’t be asked to do much in order to succeed.
Also, if Nick Young and JaVale McGee were so good with the Dubs, why wouldn’t such a talented player as Bynum be productive as well?. Honestly, even I could play center for the Warriors and they’d still win by 5 points.