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

Should the Charlotte Bobcats offer Andrew Bynum A Max Contract?

Before you try and find my address so you can chide me in person for even posing a question like this, open your mind and think with me. The Charlotte Bobcats are bad. Andrew Bynum is regarded around the league as injury prone and a little bit of a question mark between the ears (and above the skull… Check out whatever that is on his head).

The two could be a match made in heaven.

Bynum is arguably the second best center in the league when he’s healthy. That’s not often.

He could turn into a franchise-player if he can find a way to stay healthy and play 70 games a year for the rest of his career (or at least his prime).

The questions marks surrounding Bynum will probably prevent him from getting a max offer this summer.

The awfulness surrounding the Charlotte Bobcats will definitely prevent a max-level player from signing with them.

So if the ‘Cats want a guy who could end up being worth the money, Bynum might be the only one they have a chance at landing.

But Charlotte shouldn’t offer him a max deal.

If history repeats itself (as it tends to) Bynum will never be worth the money. He may play a full season over the length of whatever deal he signs this summer, but the chances of him playing two or three seasons or the entire length of the contract without missing significant time are unlikely.

He may make a team like the Bobcats wish they offered him a max deal this off season, but for a team in such a precarious situation as the ‘Cats are in have no room for error, and the potential reward here just doesn’t come close to outweighing the definite risk.

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