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Here Is Your Winner: Royce White, F, formerly of the Philadelphia 76ers
This inevitably came down to Royce White and Andrew Bynum. Both are currently unemployed. Both seem to have a lack of interest in being professional basketball players. Both have never taken a regular-season dribble as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers (albeit in different seasons).
The fact that both are still unemployed, despite a number of potential suitors that could use their services, speaks volumes about both men. Bynum signed with Cleveland in the offseason, but was suspended in December for conduct detrimental to the team, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Inevitably, the Cavs shipped Bynum to Chicago along with some draft picks in a deal for All-Star forward Luol Deng. The Bulls eventually waived the ex-Lakers center, and he's been on the market ever since.
Meanwhile, White kicked off this season by getting traded to Philadelphia for future draft considerations. This came after a tumultuous first year in Houston in which he played zero regular-season minutes for the Rockets.
Like Bynum, White was eventually waived, lasting just three months with his new team. While the result was the same, the difference in compensation is what gives White the nod over Bynum.
For as disappointing as Bynum's first two months in Cleveland were, the team at least got something out of him in the form of both production (8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks per game) and assets (a half-season rental of Deng).
Philadelphia, while giving up very little to get White, got nothing in return for kicking the tires on the troubled forward. Furthermore, the man who drafted White, Rockets GM Daryl Morey, couldn't shy from throwing a few jabs at his former draft pick.
"I take some sort of pride that you could argue that Royce White is the worst first-round pick ever," Morey said in an interview with ClutchFans' Ben DuBose. "He's the only one that never played a minute in the NBA that wasn't just a foreign guy staying in Europe."
There have been plenty of guys who have been dead weight for their respective teams this season. Bynum is certainly one of them. It's tough to make the case that any of them were less valuable than Royce White though.
He may have cost the team very little, but he somehow managed to give them even less.