Nov 8, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum (21) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) and center Lavoy Allen (50) during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Cavaliers 94-79. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Cavs Andrew Bynum taking leave of absence

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced that center Andrew Bynum would be taking a leave of absence from the team to attend a “family medical matter”.  Reports suggest that he is supposed to rejoin the team on Saturday when the Cavs play the Washington Wizards.

With the talk of Bynum and the pain in his knees as well as his history in general, most people were probably under the assumption that Bynum had gotten hurt.  So far, that has not been the case.  The rest will probably do him some good as far as making sure his knees stay healthy and there are probably some instructions from the Cavs training stuff on what he can do to keep it that way in his absence.  For all of the talk about pain and his injuries, Bynum has been a positive for the Cavs when he has been on the floor and made a difference by giving them a legitimate center presence.

During Bynum’s absence, the Cavs will play the Minnesota Timberwolves on the road Wednesday and then the Charlotte Bobcats at home on Friday.  If Bynum is back for Saturday, he would be potentially fresh on the second night of a back to back when the Cays play the Wizards.  In the meantime, hopefully everything goes well with his family.

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