Bynum leaning towards Philadelphia extension
Philadelphia 76ers centre Andrew Bynum, who was acquired in the four-team Dwight Howard trade, is leaning towards signing an extension beyond next season to stay in Philadelphia, according to Hoops World.
"To be honest, my first experience here has been so great, I'm really leaning towards making this my home," Bynum said at his press conference.
One of the biggest hurdles in the Lakers' acquisition of Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic was the willingness of a team to accept Bynum in the trade, despite his expiring contract.
Without the promise that Bynum would sign an extension when he hits free agency, following the end of the 2012-13 season, no team could justify taking the risk. The 76ers took the risk, and now it appears to have paid off.
"I'm not the kind of guy who wants to be all around, have a lot of teams under my belt. I don't know, man. That's really the answer man; I'm really leaning towards staying."