Atlanta Hawks: They lost Al Horford for the season, but at 18-17, they remain the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference and have no reason to tank, considering they can swap first-round picks with Brooklyn in 2014. Bynum could be worth the gamble for them, especially considering the team’s other center options right now: Elton Brand, Gustavo Ayon and Pero Antic.
Los Angeles Clippers: Two things the Clippers could use: more offense, and depth at the center position. Bynum could provide just that while coming off the bench behind DeAndre Jordan, and the reduced minutes could help him remain healthy for the duration of the season.
New Orleans Pelicans: Center has been a weakness for the Pelicans all season long, and on paper Bynum would serve as a major upgrade over Alexis Ajinca, Greg Stiemsma and Jason Smith. For a talented Pelicans team that sits only three games out of the playoffs entering Tuesday, it might be worth a roll of the dice.
New York Knicks: Tyson Chandler is back, but the Knicks remain woefully thin upfront following injuries to Amar’e Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Metta World Peace. They have been in the market for a big man all season, and even at 11-22, they’re only 2.5 games out of the last playoff spot in the East.
Atlanta makes the most sense to me, even playing hurt Bynum can provide more quality than any center the Hawks have ever since Horford went out.