Oct 01, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) poses for a photo during media day at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Weekly Review: Andrew Bynum, The Losing Streak Ends, Trade Rumors, New Staff Writer

The Sixers had their 5 game losing streak come to an end in a good game vs the Rockets. During the week, they lost to the Raptors and Nets in blowout fashion.

The big news is that Andrew Bynum was caught taking jump shots as practice. I mean, like he was jumping. And came down. And was making his shots. And all of that good stuff. It’s a good sign for Sixers fans all over. My biggest thing with Bynum coming back is the constant worry that when ever he goes up for a dunk, and comes back down shattering his knees. I’ll probably always be holding my breath whenever I see jump on the court. Literally from the opening tip as he would do the jump ball.

But hey, we are making progress. And that’s a good thing I guess. I still believe the season is shot so we’re still wondering if this team even makes the playoffs. And we still got the off-season to deal with. Max him? I’m still leaning towards “no”. But, for the Sixers not maxing him, another team will gladly take the risk on him. It’s just a really tough spot here because you don’t want to be stuck with a bad contract as we learned with Elton Brand. Okay, he wasn’t a bad player but he didn’t live up to his…max contract…

Other roster news, Maalik Wayns was actually waived by the Sixers but immediately brought back on a 10-day contract. But the contact ends on the 18th. They let him go off his contract right before it was guaranteed for the rest of the year. I would imagine he’s off the team for good when the contracts ends this week.

I think now is the time to look for a trade partner. And while the Sixers’ frontcourt has been a mess, I think the Sixers should be gearing up for a backup PG. I’ve been calling for this since last season and it seems like the Sixers’ best response was Royal Ivey. Well, Ivey’s been pretty bad. And Wayns is probably on his way out for good once his 10-day contract ends. The Sixers sorely need somebody who can run the team while Jrue Holiday is on the bench.

No, I don’t think the Sixers should charge after Rudy Gay. No, I don’t think Sixers should invest in getting a big man yet until they figure out what they are doing with Bynum. The team is going to have money in the off-season and could make a move then. With Nick Young falling out of rotation, I think maybe trade him for a PG. Grab a PG like Luke Ridnour from the T-Wolves.

Also, in case you haven’t seen, we have a new writer on the site. Curtis Jenkins wrote his first post already. Get to know him better on the Staff Spotlight page. This new addition brings the writers count to 8, which is good enough for the 2nd largest staff in the NBA division here at FanSided. Just think of all of the voices here. It never really gets stale.

So that’s it for the Weekly Review. Next Sixers game is Tuesday vs the Hornets. Our new writer, Curt, has the game. Can’t wait to see what unique style he brings to the table.

 

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