Jrue Holiday wants the Sixers to give Andrew Bynum another chance.
With one caveat.
“I’d love him to … obviously, if he’s healthy,” Holiday told HoopsHype. “If he’s healthy I think he’s the best big in the league, but like I said it’s tricky because of the knee injuries.”
The 22-year-old All-Star point guard commended Bynum’s work ethic, noting, “I think during the year when he was with us, he was there for us. He was there every day, he was rehabbing, working on his knee, came in on time. … Every time I saw him he was working hard, it wasn’t like he didn’t want to play, he always wanted to play and you could see that.”
Holiday also chimed in regarding Bynum’s role as a teacher.
“He’s an awesome teammate even though he didn’t get the chance to play,” he said. “He showed me a lot of perspective from the big man aspect of the game. I do think he’s one of the best big men in the league and having him on the bench and in the locker room helped me improve my game.”
Bynum’s commitment to the team has been questioned for months, especially after he aggravated his knee injury bowling and was most recently spotted flamenco dancing in Spain during the offseason.
When asked if he thinks Bynum has been respectful towards the franchise, Holiday replied, “Yeah, for sure.”