PDA

View Full Version : Andrew Bynum Likely To Miss Season Opener



KB-Pau-DH2012
10-24-2012, 03:30 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8546706/andrew-bynum-philadelphia-76ers-long-shot-opener


PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum remains sidelined with right knee pain and is a long shot to play in the Oct. 31 opener.

Bynum will continue to be held out of all basketball activity as he recovers from a bone bruise suffered during an offseason workout. The Sixers had pegged Wednesday as his potential return date. Instead, Bynum was on the sidelines while the rest of the Sixers practiced.

Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo says each day Bynum is out increases the likelihood the All-Star center will not be ready for the opener.

Bynum says he wants to be cautious with his return and will not play until he is pain free. He received an injection of Synvisc -- a gel-like substance that sometimes provides relief for inflamed tissue -- on Monday.

Hawkeye15
10-24-2012, 03:33 PM
well, outside year 2, and last year, Bynum routinely misses 20-30 games a year. Shouldn't be a surprise. Big men who deal with injuries young, usually deal with little injuries forever.

abe_froman
10-24-2012, 03:35 PM
this is/was/always will be the big concern with him

Korman12
10-24-2012, 03:35 PM
Disappointing, but expected. Rather hold him out than rush him until he's ready.

Lake_Show2416
10-24-2012, 03:37 PM
Im so glad that Bynum isn't the Lakers concern anymore

JNoel
10-24-2012, 03:37 PM
Here we go...

sixer04fan
10-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.

Baller1
10-24-2012, 03:41 PM
And it begins...

ManningToTyree
10-24-2012, 03:53 PM
No surprise with him.

amoore87
10-24-2012, 03:53 PM
Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.

you know it!!! :D

Mr. LA
10-24-2012, 03:56 PM
Bye Bynum ... I feel bad for you 76er's fans ... I know Bynum is talented but he is so so immature... he make Cousins look like a great teammate.... also obviously his knees could break off at any minute.... I am SO HAPPY we got rid of him... I don't care if he put up Chamberlin numbers... that dude is just injury prone and honestly ... their is something wrong with him! Metta World Peace is all there compared to that clown!

DanG
10-24-2012, 04:00 PM
Poor Philly :pity:

Gibby23
10-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Damn... I wonder what is wrong, a bone bruse doesn't keep him out that long, he played with a bone bruse last year and the year before.

Chronz
10-24-2012, 04:18 PM
Sucks ballz, I was looking forward to watching Philly this year

D12 fan
10-24-2012, 04:31 PM
Feel bad for Bynum.Funny how everybody was saying Dwight would be out until January coming off back surgery but he is the one who will start the season while Bynum waited till late summer to get knee surgery and now it cost him the season opener.

bootsy
10-24-2012, 04:39 PM
Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.
:

D12 fan
10-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.

...

Tha Truth
10-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Bad news. I like the Sixers team. I'm expecting Holiday to have a big year. They need Bynum if they want to make some noise in the East though.

My Raptors play them November 10th so hopefully he comes back after that so we can pull out a win.

nycericanguy
10-24-2012, 04:57 PM
Wasn't he supposed to be out only 3 weeks just for "precautionary" reasons?

This is why all the talk of Bynum being a top 10 player was very premature. 55 games doesn't make you a top 10 player, hell thats not much more than Lin's 25 game run.

I don't think Bynum is anywhere near a franchise player.

Illa215
10-24-2012, 04:59 PM
He hasn't even started running yet.

I'm not holding my breath on seeing his debut any time soon.

bigsams50
10-24-2012, 05:06 PM
Bad news for the Sixers. I hope it doesn't keep him out too long. I had Philly as a team that could do damage out East

ThunderousDemon
10-24-2012, 05:07 PM
:phew:

bholly
10-24-2012, 05:09 PM
Disappointing, but expected. Rather hold him out than rush him until he's ready.

Yup, this.


Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.

Also this. Creampuff schedule early, so hopefully not too big of a deal.


Feel bad for Bynum.Funny how everybody was saying Dwight would be out until January coming off back surgery but he is the one who will start the season while Bynum waited till late summer to get knee surgery and now it cost him the season opener.

Doesn't feel funny. :(

Gibby23
10-24-2012, 05:11 PM
He should have taken the 3 year deal instead of trying to wait for the 5 years. He knows he has bad knees and this doesn't help his case. If he can't even run yet, it is more than a bone bruse, because it doesn't take a month for that to heal.

Tha Truth
10-24-2012, 05:28 PM
Also this. Creampuff schedule early, so hopefully not too big of a deal.

Wow I just looked the 76ers schedule and for the first month of the season they have a lot of games they SHOULD win...

Nuggets
Knicks
Knicks
Hornets
Celtics
Raptors
Bucks
Pistons
Jazz
Cavaliers
Raptors
Cavaliers
Thunder
Suns
Mavericks
Bobcats

The ones in bold are games they should win (on paper). Without Bynum though they might get off to a much worse start then they should. And looking at the December schedule it gets much tougher.

bholly
10-24-2012, 06:30 PM
Not to mention the Knicks have injuries and haven't seemed to fire so far, and the Mavs could still be without Dirk at that point - or at least it's within the originally reported 6-week window. Nice early schedule for us. Gonna be a tough year if we start slow.

GiantsSwaGG
10-24-2012, 06:32 PM
He has glass knees

2-ONE-5
10-24-2012, 06:52 PM
With or without Bynum Sixers will get off to a good start again. They looked good together in the preseason and they are still gonna be able to score. Might just hit some walls bcuz they will be relying on the long ball a little more without him. Just stay .500 or better til he returns and they will be fine.

PleaseBeNice
10-25-2012, 12:37 AM
Just glad DMC hasn't had any real issues. Knock on wood lol

Aust
10-25-2012, 01:09 AM
Just glad DMC hasn't had any real issues. Knock on wood lol

Besides his head, but yeah physically he good.

I'll be rooting for Bynum and Philly

KB-Pau-DH2012
10-25-2012, 01:34 AM
Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.

Get used to saying that this season. :o

gwrighter
10-25-2012, 01:44 AM
Not surprised in the slightest.

Ebbs
10-25-2012, 03:54 AM
My fantasy team needs his ***

Dade County
10-25-2012, 10:41 AM
Like I said before...

I see Bynum signing with a contending team, he will see this year that he isn't the MAN he thinks he is ( MAN "meaning" The Star player to lead a team to when a ring or two ).

And if injuries keep popping up for Bynum this season, he will just loss confidence and have to make that decision; sign for a big pay day or take a little less to sign with a team that can contend, with other star players around him.

We will see.

Im_in_Mia_bish
10-25-2012, 10:57 AM
thats a shame, really was curious to see how well he would perform.

Losoway
10-25-2012, 01:09 PM
really awkward situation

THE MTL
10-25-2012, 03:17 PM
I thought all the stuff Bynum was getting over the summer were simple "procedures". Only pre-cautionary. I have a feeling, its a little more than what is actually being reported.

sixer04fan
10-25-2012, 03:40 PM
I thought all the stuff Bynum was getting over the summer were simple "procedures". Only pre-cautionary. I have a feeling, its a little more than what is actually being reported.

Here is my understanding of the situation, per the local news reports:

The plasma therapy injections were planned, as was the joint lubricant injection, which he gets every year. No big deal.

The problem is he got a deep bone bruise, unrelated to the procedures mentioned above, when he was working out over the summer. It was supposed to take only 3 weeks to heal and then you're fine. It's taken longer unfortunately, and he's still in some pain, so the Sixers are being extra precautious and just holding him out until he's completely pain-free.

Is there more to his knee issues than what was being reported before? Yes, at least with the bone bruise. Any knee issues with Bynum are a big concern, but as a Sixers fan I like that the team is just being extra precautious.

We need him healthy later on in the season. Let's hope he gets there. Right now really doesn't matter.

RaiderLakersA's
10-25-2012, 03:41 PM
I thought all the stuff Bynum was getting over the summer were simple "procedures". Only pre-cautionary. I have a feeling, its a little more than what is actually being reported.

Either that or his recovery is way off schedule and they just can't put a finger on the reason why he's still hobbling. Either way, it's a wise move to rest him until he's absolutely, positively ready to go. I'm hoping for the best. I'd like to see what he can do in the East.

That said, I don't think Bynum will ever truly be "pain free" for as long as he plays basketball. This will probably be one of the few times where a high school player should have waited until his body had fully developed before taking on the rigors of the NBA. Yes, he is well-compensated and will never ever have to work another day in his life if he's smart, but at what cost?

Chavacano
10-25-2012, 03:45 PM
:phew:

^^ This.

HowFit
10-25-2012, 03:52 PM
Best to start when ready...

Twins Fanatic
10-25-2012, 03:52 PM
This just makes Mitch Kupchak look more like a genius.

THE MTL
10-25-2012, 04:04 PM
This just makes Mitch Kupchak look more like a genius.

The trade also looks a little better for Orlando too since they insisted on NOT taking Bynum.

jmoney85
10-25-2012, 04:30 PM
The trade also looks a little better for Orlando too since they insisted on NOT taking Bynum.

orlando got AARON AFFLALO as the centerpiece.... bynum could miss the entire season and orlando still looks bad

THE MTL
10-25-2012, 04:54 PM
orlando got AARON AFFLALO as the centerpiece.... bynum could miss the entire season and orlando still looks bad

key word "a little better".

Dade County
10-25-2012, 07:27 PM
He should have taken the 3 year deal instead of trying to wait for the 5 years. He knows he has bad knees and this doesn't help his case. If he can't even run yet, it is more than a bone bruse, because it doesn't take a month for that to heal.

76ers fans would love this.

He will still get a big contract, even if he missed the entire YEAR.

PleaseBeNice
10-25-2012, 07:37 PM
Besides his head, but yeah physically he good.

I'll be rooting for Bynum and Philly

Good one :hi5:

More-Than-Most
10-25-2012, 07:50 PM
I would offer him a contract right now if I were the sixers...If he ends up getting hurt and we are stuck that is well worth the risk lol....That being said this was expected people so calm down....Not that big of a deal.

Dade County
10-25-2012, 07:58 PM
This just makes Mitch Kupchak look more like a genius.

or a criminal :cool:

Vinylman
10-25-2012, 08:29 PM
Knowing what a money whore Bynum is i am sure he is driving the bus on the timetable... One thing is for sure... he isn't gonna make himself look bad or get hurt in a contract year... he is is smart when it comes to his money...

Whomever has him next year (and i assume it will be philly because they can offer the most) should be worried... thats when the BS and immaturity will shine through

JordansBulls
10-26-2012, 12:38 AM
well, outside year 2, and last year, Bynum routinely misses 20-30 games a year. Shouldn't be a surprise. Big men who deal with injuries young, usually deal with little injuries forever.

He may be the next Yao.

Guppyfighter
10-26-2012, 12:41 AM
He may be the next Yao.

No. Dumb comparison.

PraiseJesus
10-26-2012, 03:14 AM
i will laugh if Bynum sits out one game - u all r acting like he tore his acl

Zefflin
10-26-2012, 03:27 AM
No. Dumb comparison.

It's actually not a dumb comparison. . .

Guppyfighter
10-26-2012, 03:46 AM
It's actually not a dumb comparison. . .

No, it's very dumb. The situations are not similar in anyway.

Zefflin
10-26-2012, 03:55 AM
He's talking about how bynums career could be ended short like yaos did...but you we're obviously to slow to get it then

Guppyfighter
10-26-2012, 04:07 AM
He's talking about how bynums career could be ended short like yaos did...but you we're obviously to slow to get it then

You do realize the comparison is still dumb because a **** ton of people's career has been ended short by injuries. Not just Yao's, and it wouldn't just be Bynum. There would be nothing similar at all in any case and the comparison is the classic case of "look at this arbitrary similarly, that's just like this right?"

c.c.
10-26-2012, 04:21 AM
Sixers are ready to roll with or without him.

You mean get rode on