Bynum’s career has gone downhill over the past three years, largely because of injuries, but it’s rarely difficult for a player with his talent and size to find a new team given the league’s lack of top-tier centers.
The Miami Heat are a fantastic fit for Bynum for a couple of reasons.
His size and strength as a seven-footer fills a weakness in the team’s lineup, which lacks a physical presence at center. Miami is the worst rebounding team in the NBA with an average of 36.5 boards per game. Even though Bynum isn’t a dominant rebounder, he would be an upgrade over veteran center Joel Anthony, as well as forwards Chris Anderson and Rashard Lewis. Signing Bynum, a move that could be completed by offering him their mid-level exception, would also allow the Heat to move Chris Bosh from center to his natural power forward position.
Bynum is averaging 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season, and if he could up that to about 10 points and seven rebounds each night, he would be a quality addition for a contending club.