Andrew Bynum Not Ready for Contract Talks
In other Bynum news, DiLeo said the team and agent David Lee have yet to speak about a contract extension. Bynum, set to make $16.5 million this season, can become a free agent July 1.
According to NBA rules, Bynum could sign a three-year deal for about $60 million Feb. 10, which is six months after the Sixers acquired him for Andre Iguodala in a four-team trade. Bynum, who was born in Plainsboro, would be eligible for more than $100 million over five years if he re-signs with the Sixers next summer.
“His agent said he wants to come to the surroundings and see the team, see the atmosphere,” DiLeo said. “He’s been very, very happy. His agent said he hasn’t seen him this happy in a long time.
“I think everything will work out. I think we’ll like Andrew and Andrew will like it here. At the appropriate time, we’ll do the negotiations.”