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Knowledge
02-23-2013, 09:55 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sixers/20130223_The_76ers__Andrew_Bynum_finally_practices _with_team.html


The long and protracted wait by the 76ers to get center Andrew Bynum on the floor ended Friday as the center participated in a spirited practice, according to multiple sources.

According to at least two of the sources, Bynum, who has been working out with coaches and team medical personnel exclusively, participated in a five-on-five scrimmage with teammates. Just how long the scrimmage lasted was unknown.

This is a huge step for Bynum and the Sixers, who have just 30 games remaining in the regular season, including Saturday's game with the defending champion Miami Heat, winners of nine straight. For both parties, the most important element now is to see how Bynum's knees react in the coming days.

Earlier this week, Bynum, who has been recovering from bilateral bone bruises and weakened cartilage in both knees, told reporters that he thought he might be able to begin practicing with his teammates in one or two weeks. He also has said that he had ramped up his activity in recent days.

However, if Bynum does not experience any pain on Saturday, there exists, according to one source, the possibility that he could resume practicing sooner. Oftentimes, practicing 5-on-5 is the final step for an injured player before he plays in actual games.

bigsams50
02-23-2013, 09:57 PM
Good news for the sixers. I hope he can make his return soon

Alayla
02-23-2013, 09:59 PM
Good news for the sixers. I hope he can make his return soon

Thank you for a positive reply pretty much any post regarding Bynum is trolling or jokes these days.

JNoel
02-23-2013, 10:09 PM
Bynum is trolling.

chicagocubsfan
02-23-2013, 10:11 PM
Playing the basketball games at Dave and Busters didn't count as practice?

heyman321
02-23-2013, 10:12 PM
Doug Collins: Bynum not even close to returning, looks like a guy who literally hasn't played for nine months.

Translation: Bynum has been trying to get that perfect 300 for nine months.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8978920/andrew-bynum-philadelphia-76ers-not-close-return-according-coach-doug-collins

alexander_37
02-23-2013, 10:16 PM
It would be cool to see what he could do in a healthy season, but I don't think we will see it.

DallasTrilla23
02-23-2013, 10:45 PM
Such a shame man. The 6ers would of been so nasty if he was healthy all season.

Get well soon, big fella.

LakersIn5
02-23-2013, 10:59 PM
It would be cool to see what he could do in a healthy season, but I don't think we will see it.

last season he missed only 6 games. 18 ppg 11 rpg. all star.

beasted86
02-23-2013, 11:24 PM
Bynum realistically needs to get on the 2011-12 Kevin Love regimen and drop 20+ pounds down to like 265 lbs.
It's the only way he will extend his career by taking some weight off his knees. Duncan did so to his benefit and he's still going good. Kendrick Perkins has basically been knee problem free since losing the weight.

GREATNESS ONE
02-24-2013, 12:26 AM
Hope he get healthy fast, gonna be interesting what happens regarding his contract status this off-season.

OceanSpray
02-24-2013, 12:34 AM
I feel bad for the Sixers.. Paying him money so he can injure himself again.

sunsfan88
02-24-2013, 02:14 AM
I want to see how good he can be for the Sixers. Hope he starts playing in real games soon.