The Atlanta Hawks were rumored to be one of several teams interested in Andrew Bynum, but now it appears as if Atlanta is “unlikely” to pursue the two-time champion.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard wrote Wednesday afternoon that the Hawks “are unlikely to lodge a bid for Bynum to replace the injured Al Horford, according to one source close to the process.”
Atlanta has struggled since Horford went down last week with a season-ending pectoral injury, and are in need of another center to provide depth. Head coach Mike Budenholzer has been flip-flopping veteran Elton Brand and 31-year-old rookie Pero Antic in the starting center role in Horford’s absence.
The Hawks were 16-13 when Horford suffered his pectoral injury at Cleveland on December 26th, and have since went 2-4 without the former all-star.
Although Atlanta is seemingly out of the Bynum sweepstakes, the team will most likely be bringing in a new piece sooner rather than later, especially with the recent waiving of wingman Cartier Martin. Hedo Turkoglu has been a name linked to the Hawks.
Bynum is expected to clear waivers Thursday at 5 p.m. (ET).
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