Mar 11, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum (17) runs up court during a game against the Boston Celtics at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks' Phil Jackson interested in Andrew Bynum 'if he is healthy' says agent

The New York Knicks shipped off center Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks in a late-June trade. They could have a replacement in mind come 2015, former Phil Jackson pupil Andrew Bynum.

The former Lakers star is contemplating sitting out 2014-15 to undergo knee therapy called “The Regenokine Program,” a procedure that would require him an extra long period of rehab.

Bynum’s agent David Lee said that Jackson could be interested in re-uniting with Bynum if he is healthy.

“If he’s healthy, Phil will be interested, Lee told The New York Post. “Phil knew how to tap into Andrew. They got along famously.”

Bynum had a rough 2013-14 season. He played in 24 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers before being removed from all team activities for unprofessionalism. Eventually the Cavaliers shipped him off to the Chicago Bulls in the deal that brought Luol Deng to northeast Ohio, but the Bulls weren’t looking for Bynum to play, just cap relief and waived him shortly after acquiring him.

Bynum joined the Indiana Pacers for their post season run but only made two appearances before being released.

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