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Saturday
Jul192014

Andrew Bynum Considering Sitting Out All of Next Season

NBA via Philadelphia 76ers(NEW YORK) -- It may be a while before we see center Andrew Bynum on the court for an NBA team. According to Bynum's agent, David Lee, his client is considering sitting out all of next season to undergo the Regenokine knee therapy procedure.

The non-surgical procedure uses injections to help grow new cartilage, and requires an extra-long rehab.

This would require Bynum to travel to Germany to be treated by doctor Peter Wehling. The surgery is not approved in the United States.

Athletes such as Alex Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant have underwent similar treatment.

It wasn't too long ago that Bynum was considered one of the best young players in the NBA. Two seasons ago for the Los Angeles Lakers, Bynum averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.

But knee and other issues kept him out the entirety of the following season after he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.

He returned this past season and suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers where he averaged 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game in 26 games played.


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Wednesday
Mar122014

Pacers Roll Over Celtics in Bynum's Debut

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) -- The Indiana Pacers got back on track Tuesday night, dismantling the Boston Celtics 94-83 to snap a four-game losing streak.

David West scored 24 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead Indiana (47-17), but the story of the night was Andrew Bynum's first game in a Pacer uniform.

Bynum played for the first time in 2½ months. He signed with the Pacers last month but needed to get in better shape in order to take the court. If Tuesday night's game was any indication, it worked: In 16 minutes, Bynum had eight points and 10 rebounds.

"I felt great. I couldn't do anything wrong today," Bynum said after the game. "All the rebounds came my way. I just grabbed them."

The win gives Indiana a 1½-game lead over Miami in the Eastern Conference standings. The Pacers also became the first team to win 30 home games.

Jared Sullinger led the Celtics (22-42) with 17 points off the bench.

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Saturday
Feb012014

Pacers Sign Center Andrew Bynum

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The owners of the best record in the Eastern Conference just added more depth to their bench.  The Indiana Pacers signed center Andrew Bynum on Saturday for the rest of the season.

Bynum will receive $1 million for the rest of season, reports ESPN.

"We are obviously happy to have him join our team," Pacers president of basketball operations Larry Bird said in a release. "He gives us added size, he is a skilled big man and he has championship experience. With the minutes he gets, he should be a valuable addition."

The Miami Heat also had interest in Bynum, but they were unable to free up space in the luxury tax to add him.

"It really wasn't a hard decision, I think it's the right fit for me," Bynum said in a statement. "In all honesty, I think we've got the best chance of winning. It will be great to back up Roy, and I'll do whatever I can to help this team."

Bynum averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24 games after missing all of last season with a knee injury.

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Tuesday
Jan072014

Cavaliers Send Andrew Bynum, Draft Picks to Bulls for Luol Deng

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In a move that benefits one team in the present, and the other in the future, the Cleveland Cavaliers has sent center Andrew Bynum and three future draft picks to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng.

In addition to the salary relief the Bulls receive by taking on Bynum's deal, they also secured valuable draft picks. Chicago received a future first-round pick, two future second-round picks, and the ability to swap draft positions with the Cavaliers in 2015 as long as Cleveland picks outside the top-14.

For the Cavaliers, they have upgraded their team in an area they desperately needed. In his tenth NBA season, the 28-year-old Deng is averaging 19.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Aside from his offensive ability, Deng is a tremendous defender as well.

"We have great respect for Luol Deng as a player and a person," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said. "The moves made today will put us in a better position to make the entire roster stronger for the future and to compete for a championship."

Bynum wore out his welcome quickly in his first season in Cleveland. He was suspended recently for conduct detrimental to the team. He is expected to be waived by the Bulls, and become a free agent.

The Bulls had title aspirations this season, but seem to be hitting the reset button after point guard Derrick Rose suffered yet another season-ending injury earlier in the season.

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Saturday
Dec282013

Cavaliers Suspend Andrew Bynum Indefinitely

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers suspended center Andrew Bynum indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team on Saturday.

Bynum did not travel with the team on Saturday for their game against the Celtics.

The Cavaliers are looking to trade Bynum, reports ESPN.com. 

Bynum missed all of last season with knee injuries and has averaged 8.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 24 games this season.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Cavaliers' Center Andrew Bynum Doubting His Abilities

NBA via Philadelphia 76ers(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum may be finally back on a basketball court, but he doesn't think he'll ever return to his All-Star form due to chronic knee issues.

"I don't think it's coming back," he said when asked about his explosiveness. "It makes you rely more on footwork and skills versus athleticism."

"I feel little sharp pains here and there, but it's nothing too bad," he added. "I feel all right. My timing's off, but I haven't played in a long time. I have skills. I have talent. I just need to get my timing back."

Throughout most of his career, Bynum has dealt with knee injuries that have kept him from being one of the best players in the NBA. After spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bynum was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers last offseason. Bynum wound up missing the entire season, and never played a single minute for the team as he dealt with more knee issues.

During the 2011-2012 season with the Lakers, Bynum averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.

During the summer, Bynum signed a free agent contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. In three games this season, Bynum has averaged 6.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game.

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Wednesday
Aug212013

Anthony Bennett Signs Rookie Contract with Cavaliers 

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- Anthony Bennett, the top pick in this year's NBA draft, has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Terms of the deal were not announced, but according to sources it can be worth up to $22.8 million over four years.

The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Bennett averaged 16.1 points and 8.1 rebounds as a freshman at UNLV last year. He's currently recovering from shoulder surgery, but the Cavaliers believe that he will be their starting power forward on opening night.

The Cavaliers have had a busy offseason, drafting Bennett while also signing Andrew Bynum, Jarrett Jack, and Earl Clark.  If all goes well, they could contend for one of the final few playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

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Friday
Jul192013

Cavaliers Introduce Andrew Bynum

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(INDEPENDENCE, Ohio) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers and free agent center Andrew Bynum agreed to a two-year deal worth $24 million on Friday.

Bynum missed the entire 2012-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers due to knee injuries, but has been medically cleared to play by the start of training camp.

"We are very happy to welcome Andrew to Cleveland and the Cavaliers organization," General Manager Chris Grant said on Friday. "His talent, size and experience clearly have the potential to very positively impact our team. He has the ability to strengthen the foundation we are creating and continue to be very excited about. At the same time, we are fully aware of where he is in his journey to get back on the court and will provide every resource possible to support and enhance this process."

Bynum was drafted by the Lakers in 2005 and averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds in the 2011-12 season.

"I have had a year off, had a year to watch basketball and really learn the game from the outside in," Bynum said on Friday.  "I see what I need to do and I'm just anxious, I'm waiting to start."

Bynum will be joining his former head coach Mike Brown, who spent two seasons coaching the Lakers.

"I want to play a full season," Bynum said.  "I'm going to be ready, that's the plan.  As long as I stick to it, I really believe I have a great chance with this organization."

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Thursday
Jul112013

Report: Andrew Bynum Is Headed to Cleveland

NBA Via Philadelphia 76ers (NEW YORK) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a two-year contract with Andrew Bynum that could be worth up to $24 million, according to ESPN.

Bynum, who missed all of last season with knee issues, is guaranteed $6 million. Bynum can make another $6 million next season if he reaches quotas based upon his health and number of games played. The second year of the contract is a team option. 

The 25-year-old has dealt with knee issues throughout his career. He's had multiple surgeries and treatments on both knees.

But when Bynum's been healthy he's been good. The 7-foot, 285 pound big man averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for the Lakers during the 2011-12 season, and was named to the Western Conference All-Star team. 

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Tuesday
Mar192013

76ers Lose Bynum for Season

NBA Via Philadelphia 76ers (PHILADELPHIA) -- It will be at least another season before Andrew Bynum plays an NBA game for the Philadelphia 76ers.

The 25-year-old's season is officially over after it was announced Bynum would have arthroscopic surgery on both knees Tuesday. Bynum, who was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the 76ers in August, has been dealing with knee issues all season and hasn't played a single game.

"After many months of rehabilitation and consulting with numerous doctors, Andrew and the doctors treating him determined that this is the best course of action at this point," Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said. "We will continue to monitor and evaluate his status moving forward."

Bynum, who won two NBA titles with the Lakers, will earn $16.5 million this season.

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