Evan Turner: Sixers Would Have Been Title Contenders With Bynum


It’s a mute point because both men are gone, but it is a question that needs to be asked.

Had Andrew Bynum been healthy enough to play meaningful games as a member of the 76ers, would Philly be dreaming of a playoff run instead of the Andrew Wiggins sweepstakes?

Both are members of the Pacers now via different circumstances.

Bynum of course signed with Cleveland this off-season before being jettisoned away for his normal mercurial behavior.  He signed with the Pacers a few weeks later and saw his first game action this week.

Turner was traded to the Pacers in a last minute trade before the deadline two weeks ago.

As the starting center for the Lakers in the 2011-12 season, Bynum posted career numbers of 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks on his way to his very first all-star appearance.

The thought was that the 25-year-old Bynum, surrounded by a core that included Jrue Holiday and Evan Turner could lead the Sixers into the future.

Of course that didn’t happen, Bynum left via free agency, Holiday was traded for a first round pick and the rest is tanking history.

Turner, now visiting Philadelphia for the first time as a member of the Pacers told Chris Vito of the Delaware County Daily Times that the “Sixers would have been title contenders with a healthy Bynum.”

Turner is Bynum’s friend and I see what he’s doing, but we’ll truly never know.

Bynum never played in a game with the 76ers, and I have a feeling his passion for the game would have dissipated in the Philadelphia in the same fashion that he lost the love in Cleveland.




One thought on “Evan Turner: Sixers Would Have Been Title Contenders With Bynum

  • “It’s a mute point because both men are gone”

    the word is Moot, it’s a Moot point.

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