Sixers great Julius Erving, a strategic adviser to the team’s ownership group, laid it out plain and simple Sunday afternoon.

The Sixers received nothing from center Andrew Bynum this season and without definitive medical information indicating the one-time All-Star center can return to his formerly dominant level of play, the team shouldn’t roll the dice again once Bynum becomes a free agent this summer.

“It’s going to be costly if the Bynum situation is one of total uncertainty for another year,” Erving said. “I don’t think the organization should stand for that and I don’t think the fans are going to stand for it.”

The 7-foot, 300-pound Bynum missed the entire season with bone bruises and cartilage damage in his knees after the Sixers acquired him from the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-way trade in August. The Sixers shipped away All-Star swingman Andre Iguodala, burgeoning star center Nik Vucevic, Moe Harkless and a future first-round draft pick in the deal.

Bynum was paid $16.9 million this season.

“I know what the net result is,” Erving said, “and the net result is Robert Parish’s old number — zero zero —– so we have not benefited one degree and I guess he has. But I think if he’s not here, you’re going to free up a lot of money and money talks in the NBA.”

Sixers coach Doug Collins expressed his frustration in the way this season has unfolded before the team played its home finale against Cleveland.

“Obviously, this team has gone through a lot this year,” Collins said. “The moves that were made in the offseason, I give (Sixers managing owner) Josh (Harris) and the organization a lot of credit. They swung for the fences. And unfortunately with Andrew getting hurt and Jason Richardson, it changed the whole dynamics of our season. With that said, and all that went into it, we were in a playoff hunt until six games to go in the season. And I give the players a lot of credit for that.”