I begin with the most controversial expiring contract.
No one can argue that Bynum has been a colossal bust for the Philadelphia 76ers. After his phenomenal 2011-2012 campaign for the Lakers, the Sixers gave up the farm for him—and proceeded to buy the farm.
Instead of rebounding fiend Nikola Vucevic, defensive hound dog Andre Iguodala, the recent 10 straight double-digits-in-points streak of rookie Moe Harkness, and a first-round pick, the Sixers have bupkis.
Bynum has played in zero games, scored zero points and made zero difference. Unless you want to count what must have been a massive spike in Pepto-Bismol sales in the greater Philadelphia area.
Some wacko squad is going to give him a huge contract. But if there is justice in this world, it shouldn't be Philly.
My parents always taught me don't throw good money after bad. It's not the Sixers' fault the injury bug decided to strike Bynum yet again—this time with a vengeance. But it is their fault if they re-sign him.
Cut your losses, skulk back into the corner and regroup. If he succeeds with another squad, no one will blame management.
But if Bynum is re-signed and tanks again, Philly fans, not known for their decorum, will likely take a flame torch to the Wells Fargo Center.
The point is, if the Sixers aren't excited to be rid of Bynum, they ought to be.