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Thursday, September 5th, 2013 at 10:45 am  |  19 responses

Andrew Bynum Says He’s on Schedule to Return


by Marcel Mutoni @ marcel_mutoni

New Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been working out diligently with the team’s staff and trainers, and he feels good about his progress thus far.

Neither Bynum nor the Cavs will provide a timetable for his return to the court, but the big fella says the rehab for his troublesome knees has “all been green”, and that he hasn’t experienced any setbacks.

Per the Plain Dealer:

“I moved here a week after the press conference (to announce his signing), I’ve been here ever since — day in and day out just working,” he said, referring to the team’s practice facility. “I’m there, focused. I’m doing everything I can do to get back. That’s what all this is all about for me right now. I just want to play.”

Both sides entered the deal with their eyes wide open, but General Manager Chris Grant says Bynum has done everything the team’s doctors and athletic training staff asked. “We’ve been very impressed with Andrew’s work ethic and diligence in this process,” Grant said. “He’s doing everything possible to get back on the court as quickly as he can.” Notice that Grant did not put a date on Bynum’s return. While the team thinks it would be great if he was ready for the start of training camp on Oct. 1, if he doesn’t hit that exact date, it doesn’t mean he’s behind schedule. “It’s a fluid process,” Bynum said. “I have no idea what the schedule’s going to be for me. But I’m doing everything I can to be ready. I think with the program that has been made up, we have a good chance. I’m optimistic I’m where I should be. Obviously, I want to be playing. But I’m taking baby steps, doing what the team and the doctors tell me. I’m doing my part. I come to work every day. I’m moving in the right direction.”

After missing all of last season as a member of the Philadelphia Sixers, Bynum signed an incentive-heavy two-year deal worth $24 million, and arrived in Cleveland with great optimism.

The 25-year old center is working out six times a week at the Cavs’ practice facility, but has yet to be cleared for full-court basketball activities.

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  • http://www.netstakeover.com/ JetSkiJohnson

    good

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Enough talking. October 29th. Let’s see then.

  • i_ball

    I wonder if he has a “no bowling” clause in the Cleveland contract.

  • RayJr

    Good one Slam lol, you almost got me there.

  • bike

    Somewhere, about one year ago, there is a quote of Bynum saying the exact same thing.

  • LP @ThisisEther

    on schedule to return to disappointing optimistic fans ……

  • JoeMaMa

    He’d better get back to 100% quick. Bowling season’s right around the corner.

  • berkamore

    ROFL.

  • http://h2hoops.wordpress.com/ Habeeba Husain

    That’s what I was thinking. Man, injuries stink.

  • K_HOLIDAY

    He’ll be back October 29th…. of 2017

  • Busta213

    Is he fat right now? I recall when he was “trying” to come back for the 76ers last year…it didnt look like he was taking the process very seriously judging by how round he was…

  • spit hot fiyah

    o’l dirty bynum

  • JML-G

    struggle braid curse

  • The Seed

    If he can play well, Cavs will be the sixth or seventh seed in the EAST. BOOK IT!!

  • Billetdoux

    As Salamu Alaykum Sister,

    Great Website keep up the great work inshAllah.

  • JL

    If he can’t even handle bowling, how’s he going to handle the NBA? Good luck Cleveland, should have drafted Noel instead of signing this huge injury risk.

  • Sean Superstar Juan

    If the Cavs start out winning and maintain, he will play in most of the games. If they start out slow, he will start to have “nagging” pains in the knee.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “Well since we won’t sign any next year….”

  • TTK

    Hahaha….

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