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NBA Rumors: Houston Rockets To offer Andrew Bynum A Contract After Season


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According to Howard Eskin of Fox Sports and other sources, the Houston Rockets will offer star big man Andrew Bynum a multi-year contract this offseason when he becomes a free agent.

Bynum has not played in a single game for the Philadelphia 76ers since he was traded their before the season started. He has participated in practice recently but there is no timetable for his return.

The Rockets have been linked to Bynum in the past, as well as with Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.

In 60 games in the 2011-2012 season Bynum averaged 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2 blocks in 35 minutes a game. You can see why the Rockets have a love affair with him, but is he worth it?

Since the beginning of his career Bynum has had problems with his knees. Not only that, but Bynum looks to have not grown up a single bit since he entered the league at just 18 years old. At 26 years old Bynum has been in the news recently not for his play but for his obscure hairstyles. Not exactly what you expect from someone with his talent.

I fully understand the reasoning behind going after Dwight Howard, but not Bynum. This guy seems very immature and is occupied with other things than getting back on the court. You would think a guy in his contract year would be as professional as ever and that has not been the case, not even close. Maybe it’s because he wants no part of Philadelphia? Or like I said, he’s still immature.

I understand Bynum has star talent. He’s a great scorer and showed in his final season with the Los Angeles Lakers he also has the potential to be a great rebounder and defender. But Omer Asik has shown a lot of progress and upside in his first season as a starter.

Daryl Morey and the Rockets better know what they’re doing if they give up on a talent like Asik for a guy who can’t get on the court or act like a grown up.