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Sixers coach Doug Collins: Andrew Bynum not close to returning

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09:21 AM ET 02.24 | Andrew Bynum practiced Friday with the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time since they traded for him last August. But instead of it being a positive moment, it only seemed to depress coach Doug Collins. Speaking before the 76ers hosted the Miami Heat on Saturday night, Collins said Bynum's brief 5-on-5 workout only showed how far away he is from being able to play, and hinted at just what a lost season this has been for the team. Bynum Bynum "He looked like a guy who hadn't played in nine months," Collins said. "I don't think any bells and whistles should be sent off that he's close to playing." Bynum has been giving weekly updates on the condition of his knees, though he's often offered contradictory information. His return date from bone bruises in both knees has constantly been pushed back.

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February 24, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Year of the Snake wasn't a year for bigs!

February 24, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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*Sisters

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Lemon Water will not like this

February 24, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Just Take The Season Off, Bro.

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February 24, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Just Take The Season Off, Bro.

Yeah, he pretty much has. No sense in coming back now, other than just to try the knee and see how it holds up.

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