Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
There's no telling what's about to happen with Andrew Bynum.
No player in any major sport has a more volatile stock right now. On one hand, Bynum just missed an entire season with catastrophic injuries to both knees.
He may never be the same player again. That said, if he does return to form and passable health, he will be one of the best centers in the NBA.
How much of a risk are such talented, damaged goods worth?
The Philadelphia 76ers will get the first crack at deciding.
Philly got absolutely nothing out of Bynum in the final year of his contract, but the Sixers did acquire the big man in the first place for his potential dominance. If Bynum is willing to limit his demands and his guaranteed money, he could get another shot in Philadelphia.
The Sixers' appraisal of Bynum will also impact the rest of the league should they choose to let Bynum hit free agency. Since their doctors know his status best, other teams would be right to be wary if Philly is not high on him.
It's all speculation and assumption when it comes to Bynum. He could end up working out in Philly and becoming a bargain star, or he could fade away as a shell of his former self. Both scenarios are entirely in play.