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Andrew Bynum’s season over

Andrew Bynums season is officially over! He’s set for season-ending arthroscopic surgery on both knees Tuesday.

Philadelphia now has to decide if it will offer the former All-Star center any kind of long-term deal without him ever playing a second for the franchise.

Bynum was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers as part of a four-team trade and was expected to make the 76ers contenders in the East. Without Bynum, the Sixers have slumped to 26-40 a year after reaching the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Sixers welcomed Bynum with a public press conference that whipped hundreds of fans into a frenzy. Without playing a game for the Sixers, he said he wanted to make Philadelphia his home — and the team was ready to commit.

“Where do I sign?” owner Joshua Harris said. “Show me the contract.”

The Sixers are now left wondering if he’ll ever play for them.