According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Andrew Bynum is hoping to make a return to the NBA:
Former Lakers two-time champion and All-Star Andrew Bynum has hired representation in attempts of NBA comeback at age of 30 and scheduling team workouts before training camps.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 9, 2018
Bynum last played during the 2013-2014 season, when started with the Cleveland Cavaliers (24 games), was traded to and immediately waived by the Chicago Bulls, and then signed with the Indiana Pacers (2 games). But you may remember him more for his time, or lack thereof, with the Sixers organization in 2012-2013. During the 2012 offseason, the Sixers took part in a 4-team trade that ended the Andre Iguodala era and brought Bynum to Philly. Despite Bynum’s success in the NBA prior to the trade, the Sixers were never able to bear fruit as the tenure was riddled with unfortunate injury setbacks and public relations nightmares. Bynum was absent the entire season and just like that (by July ‘13), the “franchise centerpiece” was a Cavalier, heading into his final NBA season (or so we thought). The fallout would eventually result in the Sixers undertaking a rebuild of epic proportions, which has been otherwise known as the Process.
I’m... skeptical... Bynum has anything to offer an NBA team at this point, but could you imagine Andrew Bynum checking into a game against the Sixers? The collective emotional volatility would cause the city of Philadelphia to collapse into itself.