Miami Heat Rumors: Trading For Andrew Bynum Would Be Idiotic

By Shane Phillips
David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when the Los Angeles Lakers thought Andrew Bynum would be the next big thing in the NBA? They bragged about his strength, size and potential. Well, will you look at the 7-foot bum now?

Bynum never really did amount to anything in his professional basketball career besides an egotistical, immature punk whose bulky knees continue to haunt him. Sure, he has a couple of championships under his belt, but he is only averaging 11 points and seven rebounds for his career and he missed the entire 2012-13 season.

So, now that Bynum has become a major headache for the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team wants to ship him off as soon as possible. There have been talks about him returning to LA or even the Miami Heat throwing their hat into the ring, but any team would be dumb to pick up 300 pounds of dead weight.

There isn’t even a slight chance that Pat Riley or Erik Spoelstra would gamble on Bynum. It makes sense for him to wind up in South Beach since Riley loves redemption projects. Look what the team president has done with Michael Beasley and Chris Andersen. However, Bynum is too far gone for help and his knees are too much of a risk.

Plus, the defending champions already have a risky 7-footer with knee problems in Greg Oden. Not to mention, Miami has no idea when Oden might make his regular season debut.

Basically what I am trying to say is that Bynum is a pile of junk and Miami has no need for him. Even though their inside game and post presence could use a boost, Bynum would only be a handicap. I have a strong feeling that Cleveland will have a hard time trying to unload the lazy and pesky center to any team in the league. Any team would be stupid to take him.

Shane Phillips is a Miami Heat Writer for Follow Shane on Twitter @Smphil01, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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