2013 NBA Free Agency: Free-Agent Power Rankings (1-5)

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5. Andrew Bynum

Dec 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls defeated the Sixers 96-89. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

While Carl Landry averaged the least minutes of anyone on the list, Andrew Bynum technically played the least of anyone on the list, logging exactly zero minutes for his Philadelphia 76ers. Bynum is the biggest risk/reward of any free agent on this list. He has suffered bone bruises and various ligament issues in both knees. On the other hand, he is seven feet tall, 285 pounds and most of all, only 25 years old.

Bynum still has the potential upside to be a franchise center, but injuries have plagued him.

The seven-foot center’s last full season was 2011-12, where he suited up for the Los Angeles Lakers. He averaged 18.7 points 11.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.9 blocks per game in 35.2 minutes. He also shot an impressive 55.8 percent from the field. It also worth noting that Bynum posted these numbers while playing alongside Kobe Bryant, a shooting guard who does not shy away from taking shots.

Bynum’s story is one that we have often seen before, but what is left to be seen is it’s ending. Will he be the next Dwight Howard or the next Greg Oden?

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