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Andrew Bynum did not play last season due to knee injuries.
Several soon-to-be free agents are on the cusp of being some of the biggest bargains on the market.
Philadelphia 76'ers center Andrew Bynum did not play last season due to knee injuries. According to Sporting News, Bynum underwent bilateral arthroscopic surgery in mid-March.
Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Bynum's longtime orthopedist, performed the surgeries, according to the team. The primary focus: Cleaning out loose debris from within the joints in an effort to relieve chronic pain and swelling.
The center earned $16.1 million last season in the final year of a four-year contract worth more than $57 million, according to Spotrac.
Due to the concerns about Bynum's health and passion for basketball after he didn't play last season, there could be limited interest in the center in the offseason. If a team signs Bynum for less money than his previous contract but gets production similar to the 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game that he averaged in 2011-12 for the Lakers, Bynum has the talent to be a steal if given a smaller contract.
Tony Allen, a nine-year veteran and NBA first team All-Defense selection, averaged 8.9 points on 45 percent shooting and 4.6 rebounds. Allen earned $3.3 million last season, which made him the 190th highest paid player in the league but he had the 165th best player efficiency rating. As a shutdown defender, Allen could be a potential bargain this offseason.
Chris "Birdman" Andersen signed two 10-day contracts with the Miami Heat before signing for the remainder of the season for $540,000. In the playoffs, he is averaging 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds per game to go along with his 81.8 shooting percentage. Andersen is limited offensively and he will struggle to continue shooting as well as he has in the postseason but his production with Miami should garner some attention in the open market.