I guess we saw this coming. The Philadelphia 76ers have announced that they’re taking advantage of the 4th year option on Evan Turner’s contract. This will take him under contract for next season as he is starting is 3rd year this upcoming season.
This off-season will prove to be important for the Sixers though as Andrew Bynum and Jrue Holiday both expire. It’s been said the Sixers and Jrue are working on an extension but Jrue has also said he would like a max contract (hahaha).
Meanwhile, Bynum’s knees are of concern for the Sixers. As we’ve learned from the Elton Brand signing, signing big men with knee injuries to a big and long contract isn’t the best financial move.
I do believe that Bynum’s knee issues are not as serious as the media seems to be making them out to be. Also, our fellow FanSided site Lake Show Life doesn’t think that we should be too worried about the knees. Yes, Bynum’s missed a lot of games. But, in an interesting post from Lake Show Life, it seems we should be a little more worried about his attitude.
Jrue and Andrew are a part of the team’s future success. I just don’t want the Sixers to overpay Jrue and I don’t want the Sixers to be stuck with an injured Bynum. The amnesty clause was used on Brand and you don’t get another clause until the next
lockout CPA agreement is made. So if things don’t work out, we’ll be stuck yet again.
Still, I think Bynum will be ready to go and a new era of Sixers basketball will be upon us. First the first time is a long time, the Sixers are actually not going to surprise me with success.