The latest update on Andrew Bynum sounds particularly ominous, but does that mean the 76ers made a mistake in acquiring him? Not according to several GMs that spoke Ric Bucher of 95.7 The Game (Sulia link). Bucher says the consensus is that Bynum still has the ability to be the best big man in the East and that if this season is lost, it may open the door for the Sixers to lock him up at a potential discount.
Here are a few more pre-Thanksgiving items from around the Atlantic Division:
- In a piece on Jeremy Lin, Ian O'Connor of ESPNNewYork.com describes how Mike Woodson's assertion that the Knicks would match the Rockets' offer sheet to Lin inspired Houston to re-work its offer.
- Without knowing what the Raptors could get for Andrea Bargnani, it's impossible to say whether the club should trade him, writes Eric Koreen of the National Post. However, Koreen adds that it's time to stop valuing Bargnani based on his potential.
- Celtics head coach Doc Rivers told Chris Russo on Sirius XM's Mad Dog Radio that he didn't like how the Lakers treated Phil Jackson during the team's coaching search (link via ESPNBoston.com).
- Rivers also said on WEEI that he doesn't think either of the team's current D-League assignees (Fab Melo or Kris Joseph) would be recalled if Darko Milicic leaves the Celtics. Steven Cuce of Sports Radio Interviews has the details.