Andrew Bynum Unlikely To Play In Preseason

by September 18, 2013

by Leo Sepkowitz | @LeoSepkowitz

Stop me if this sounds familiar: Andrew Bynum might have to sit for a while because of lingering knee issues. This time, at least, it appears to be planned rest for the once-dominant center, according to FoxSportsOhio:

“With training camp less than two weeks away, the Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to be without their biggest offseason acquisition. But don’t panic, Andrew Bynum fans. No one expected the 7-footer to sprint at the start. Not after missing all of last season in Philadelphia with knee issues. The Cavs haven’t set a specific timetable for Bynum’s return to actual game action — but they do have a plan. It’s to make sure Bynum is completely healthy before he ever puts on a uniform. In other words, the Cavs won’t rush him back just to quash any sort of fan anxiety. Training camp begins Oct. 1, with the Cavs’ first preseason game a week later (vs. the Milwaukee Bucks). One source familiar with Bynum’s progress told FOX Sports Ohio that Bynum is nowhere near ready and is likely to miss the entire preseason. He could, however, give it a go early in the regular season, if not for the opener Oct. 30 vs. the Brooklyn Nets. Bynum turns 26 years old three days before the season. He put together a career year in 2011-12, averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds, and played in 60 of a possible 66 games with the Los Angeles Lakers.”