Thursday, September 3, 2015

Andrew Bynum not expected to play in preseason, again

Yesterday we reported that former (that feels good) Sixers center Andrew Bynum is up to his old tricks, as the news surfaced that he may miss all of training camp, again.

Andrew Bynum not expected to play in preseason, again

0 comments
Cleveland Cavaliers´ Andrew Bynum answers questions during a news-conference Friday, July 19, 2013, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Bynum answers questions during a news-conference Friday, July 19, 2013, in Independence, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Yesterday we reported that former (that feels good) Sixers center Andrew Bynum is up to his old tricks, as the news surfaced that he may miss all of training camp, again.

Well, things just keep getting better with Bynum, as today came the non-surprising and all-too-familiar news that the center probably won't participate in the preseason.

For those keeping count, that would make two consecutive preseasons that Bynum was unable to play because of lingering knee injury issues.

A source close to the center said that Bynum is "nowhere near ready," and likely to miss the entire preseason.

More coverage
 
Download FREE Philly Sports Now app for iPhone!
 
VOTE: Will 76ers make playoffs this year?
 
Forum: Does Hinkie have 76ers on right track?
 
Buy 76ers jerseys, memorabilia, and other gear
 
Latest Sixers videos

He could be ready to give it a go early on in the regular season however, the source revealed.

Last year, Bynum's inability to play in the preseason was one of the first signs of serious concern in a long line of pushed-back return dates and crazy hair-dos. Fans were dissapointed when he was unable to play in the season opener, but held out hope. The hope began to fade after the Christmas-time return came and went, and it was completely depleted by the time the all-star game rolled around.

It is almost unfathomable that another organization could find itself in the same bind with Bynum, especially with his Sixers' experience serving as a warning sign. But, one can't help but notice that Bynum's current timetable is running an eery parallel to the events that unfolded with the Sixers last season, all the way down to the team's stance on his return.

From Fox Sports Ohio:

     "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."

Sounds a lot like the Sixers approach last season, and we all saw how well that worked.

If the pattern continues, the next statement about Bynum should be that he will not be ready for the start of the season.

Although he would make an excellent on-court addition to the team, Cavalier fans anxiously awaiting his return shouldn't hold their collective breath.

0 comments
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
 
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Pattison Ave. offers an eclectic mix of news and nuggets about Philadelphia sports and beyond. Live chats, analysis, random thoughts, viral videos, odds and ends -- you'll find it all here.

Jonathan Tannenwald Sports Producer
Jerry Gaul Sports Producer
Vaughn Johnson Sports Producer
Justin Klugh Sports Producer
Andrew Albert Sports Producer
Ryan Venezia Sports Producer
Rob Tornoe Sports Cartoonist
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter