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Agent: Bynum Excited to Join 76ers
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 11, 2012 @ 7:56 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
In Philly things will run through him. He’ll finally have the opportunity to fully show what he can do and because of that he’s just as excited to be a 76er as they are to have him.
“He’s totally excited about being back near home,” (Andrew) Bynum’s agent David Lee said to HOOPSWORLD. “He’s excited about the opportunity there and the team there.”
Lee also said that Bynum was not surprised by the trade. After all, he’s been involved in trade rumors since he first came into the league as a 17-year-old. Whether it was Jason Kidd, Kevin Garnett or Carmelo Anthony who he was associated with, Bynum was always involved in some sort of speculation.
With the 76ers Bynum won’t have to worry about being traded anytime soon, but there will be a lot of interest in whether or not he will sign a contract extension.
One of the big reasons why the Orlando Magic weren’t interested in trading (Dwight) Howard for Bynum straight up was because of his impending free agent status. It reportedly scared the Cleveland Cavaliers away as well. The 76ers were willing to take a chance on Bynum despite the fact that he could leave at the end of the season as an unrestricted free agent without them getting anything in return.
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