Why The Thunder Don't Need Andrew Bynum

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Jan 5, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) handles the ball while being guarded by Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Andrew Bynum and picks to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng it became inevitable that Bynum was going to be cut. As soon as he got cut, rumors started circulating on potential landing sports for the unrestricted free agent. Some of those rumors linked Bynum to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Well, I am here to put those rumors to rest. The Thunder do not need Bynum. Even while Kendrick Perkins plays like one of the worst centers in the NBA; the Thunder should avoid Bynum at all costs. Here is why:

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  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    I disagree, Adding basically swapping Perkins for Bynum would make us that much more dynamic of a team.

    Let’s be honest, we have a great team, but it appears that this team is one piece short of winning a championship. Replacing our worst starter with a guy who has the potential to be one of the better centers in the NBA seems like a good option.

    • Arash Darbandi

      I don’t think the difference between Bynum and the Perkins/Adams combo is enough of a difference to risk signing a player with a track record of killing teams. Additionally it might bring unwanted attention to the OKC locker room. If Bynum was putting up 20/10 a night then ok, different story. Andrew is no where near elite level. He put up 8/5 a game for the Cavs. He shot 42% from the field-that is worse than Perkins, Not a risk I would take.

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