Andrew Bynum, oft-injured NBA center and bowling aficionado, signed his two-year, $24 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. Bynum, who sat out the entirety of the 2012-2013 season with a knee injury, took some time to talk about his fresh start in Cleveland.
The Cavs so far have given me every opportunity to succeed. The medical staff is great. They’ve put together a plan going forward. I pretty much just show up and work hard. I really believe in the doctors here and in the training staff. I’m in a different place because after the surgery I feel a lot better than I did last year. With time off, I’ve been able to get the swelling out.
I’m just ready to work. I’m here. I moved up here already, found a new location to live. I’m going to be in this gym as much as possible to get my game back to the level that I know I can.
Bynum went on to call the Cavaliers “a playoff team,” expressing excitement about the young roster.