The Big Move that the 76ers made during the summer – remember that one – is the one they are apparently sticking with (or stuck with) at least for the time being.
The NBA trade deadline came and went Thursday afternoon and with the exception of giving up a second round pick to the Golden State Warrriors for backup combo guard Charles Jenkins, all was quiet. Though Evan Turner’s name was apparently brought up to and by general manager Tony DiLeo, the third-year swingman is still here, as is everyone else on the roster, including Andrew Bynum.
The offseason move that brought Andrew Bynum and sent away Andre Iguodala, Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless and a draft pick apparently is still the deal the Sixers are banking their future, at least somewhat. Bynum, of course, has yet to slip on a Sixers uniform due to his aching knees. Which means after the season the team will have to make the decision whether to let him loose (thus having paid more than $16 million for, basically, a distraction) or sign him to some kind of a deal with the hopes he can return to his form of a year ago when he averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for the Los Angeles Lakers.
So at 22-30 and playoff chances fading like the possibility of Bynum suiting up, the Sixers will stand pat with what they have now, with the addition of Jenkins.