Kyle Adams writes:
According to Howard Eskin of Fox Sports and other sources, the Houston Rockets will offer star big man Andrew Bynum a multi-year contract this offseason when he becomes a free agent.
Bynum hasn't played a minute yet this year because of problems in both knees. However, he did rejoin practice this week which is a good sign. He averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks in last year's shortened season, so it's clear why the Rockets have an interest in him.
Obviously, these rumors should be taken with something of a grain of salt, as the Rockets are always connected to every big-name free agent. Still, Bynum is arguably the best offensive center in the league when healthy, so it's not outlandish to think that the Rockets will offer him a contract. The injury concerns are very troubling, though, and the Rockets could be potentially sinking a lot of cap space into a guy who could spend most of his time on the bench, putting in peril their potential for playoff success in the coming years.