Dec 12, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center. The Bulls defeated the Sixers 96-89. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Bynum 'close' to practicing with rest of Cavaliers

Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum, has been making progress with his recovery according to the organization. When Bynum was on the 76ers last season, he didn’t see a single minute of court time, as he was riddled with both knee injuries as well as surgeries.

Well it looks like Bynum could be back in action for the Cavs soon, however there is no set date as of now.

According to the Associated Press,

 Cleveland coach Mike Brown said the 7-foot-center could begin practicing with the Cavaliers in the near future. Brown said Bynum looked good in half-court workouts this week and has been impressed by the former All-Star’s work ethic.

He has currently been participating in 3-on-3 drills, but practicing with the team would be much more useful for him, as he only joined the team back in July. Bynum signed a two year, $25 million deal, where only the first year of the contract is guaranteed.

Cleveland still has four preseason games left to play, but it is unknown if Bynum will be ready to play by then. The Cavaliers begin their regular season on October 30 when they take on the Brooklyn Nets.

Hopefully for the Cavs, Bynum is ready to suit up and be on the court for the season opener; it would be hard for Bynum to have to miss any more time on the court after missing all of last season.


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