In what should come as a bit of surprise, Cleveland Cavaliers’ center Andrew Bynum has been cleared to play in the Cavaliers’ opener Wednesday night.
According to the Associated Press, “Cavs coach Mike Brown said he will play Bynum “very limited” minutes as long as he doesn’t have a setback during warmups” and “Bynum has been steadily doing more in practice in the past few weeks, but Brown said the Cavs will not rush him back.”
After Bynum was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers in a four team deal with the Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets centered around center Dwight Howard, he had to have yet another procedure on his knee. Bynum did not play in a single game for the 76ers last season.
When healthy, Bynum is a big time player. In Bynum’s last full season, the 2011-12 season, he averaged 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game.
The Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets will tip-off at 7:00 pm EST.