Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Bynum nowhere near ready
By Nick Borges
The Clevaland Cavaliers made a small gamble this offseason by signing oft-injured center Andrew Bynum to a partially guaranteed -- $6 million -- two-year contract. Bynum is in the process of strengthening his knees and improving his conditioning, which means he still has a ways to go before he can play for the Cavs.
From Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio: "One source familiar with Bynum’s progress (said) 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 has been working with the Cavs training staff since he signed on July 19 and so far he is right on schedule. They won't rush him onto the court until they feel his knees and stamina are at peek levels. Head coach Mike Brown will start Anderson Varejao, with Tyler Zeller as the backup center, until Bynum is ready to make his debut for the Cavs.