Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has resumed basketball activities, but will not be medically cleared to practice with the Cavaliers when they begin training camp Tuesday.
Things have not gone well for Bynum since he was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers in a four team trade that included the Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic centered around Dwight Howard.
Shortly after the trade, it was revealed that Bynum, who has a history of knee injuries, went to Germany for a knee procedure and that the issue was much more serious than anyone thought. Bynum soon had surgery and hoped to come back at some point during the 2012-13 season . However, he needed surgery again in March and wound up never suiting up for the 76ers. The 76ers, who won a playoff series in 2012, had a disaster of a season and decided to gut their team, parting ways with Bynum, among others.
In the offseason, Bynum signed a two-year deal with the Cavaliers, hoping to help push a very talented team over the top and get them back into the playoffs for the first time since LeBron James left for South Beach.
Cavaliers general manager Chris Gant said Bynum ” began taking part in full-court drills two weeks ago, but no timetable has been set for his return to full-contact practices.”
The last time the 25-year old Bynum played, he averaged 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game for the Lakers during the 2011-12 season.