What if the Bynum Trade Never Happened?

Posted by: Jeff McMenamin
11/08/13 6:00 pm EST

oc8e0290-copyIn the wake of Andrew Bynum possibly taking the court tonight for the Cleveland Cavaliers down at the Wells Fargo Center, it’s a good time to look back and reflect on one of the biggest Sixers trades in the past 20 years.

It was just two summers ago in August when the Sixers shipped out Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless and a protected first-round pick in return for the possible franchise-center Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson.

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Posted by: Tom Sunnergren
11/30/12 1:14 pm EST

Zach Lowe submitted a typically thoughtful breakdown of the ongoing Andrew Bynum debacle on Grantland this week.

In examining the central question — did the Sixers screw up?— Lowe wrote something that struck me as off base on the first read through: management gave up significant future value to land Bynum.

Okay.  Iguodala stung, but I’m not losing any sleep over Vucevic or the lottery-protected first rounder.  I also forgot Moe Harkless was a person until I slipped over to the excellent NBA Geek and saw this:

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