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Bynum: Full-season plan includes camp

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07:05 AM ET 07.25 | For his part, Andrew Bynum remains surprised he missed the 2012-13 season, and it's something he prefers not happen again in Cleveland. Bynum did his best to put the media's and fans' fears to rest during his introductory news conference Friday morning at the Cleveland Clinic Courts. He said he plans to be ready for training camp in October. He weighs "about 305 [pounds]," hopes to reach a playing weight "in the 280s," and he believes that goal is reachable. ... Bynum came off as thoughtful, intelligent and committed to regaining the form that earned him a starting spot in the 2012 All-Star Game. "I want to play a full season," he said. "There's no doubt in my mind I can do that. Yes, I'll be ready [for camp]. That's the plan."

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July 25, 2013  07:32 AM ET

Good luck Drew. Hope he keeps his act together. He can be such a great player, like to see him show dedication to highlight those talents of his...

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July 25, 2013  08:36 AM ET

I'm surprise he didn't start losing weight. He had more then enough time to start working out and getting in shape. He also needs to stay below 280 so that his broken knee can hold him up...

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July 25, 2013  08:46 AM ET
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Hard to lose weight when you can barely walk.

He walked at the bowing alley and to the hairdresser

July 25, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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The plan is sound.......his knees are not.

Time will tell. Let's give him the Oden of doubt.

July 25, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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Hard to lose weight when you can barely walk.

I forgot that he couldn't walk for almost 10 months now. Must be a miracle that he is finally walking...

July 25, 2013  09:02 AM ET

That's A Nice Fantasy, Bro.

July 25, 2013  10:19 AM ET
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Good luck Drew. Hope he keeps his act together. He can be such a great player, like to see him show dedication to highlight those talents of his...

I agree, "IF" Bynum keeps his act together he can/could be the best center in the NBA East!!!

July 25, 2013  11:25 AM ET

If Bynum a) matured and b) stayed healthy, he would unquestionably be the best center in the NBA. Since he can't seem to do either, Tim Duncan will remain the best big man in the NBA.

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July 25, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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If Bynum a) matured and b) stayed healthy, he would unquestionably be the best center in the NBA. Since he can't seem to do either, Tim Duncan will remain the best big man in the NBA.

A. Howard is the best center in the league, like it or not.
B. Timmy is technically a PF
C. Guys like Lopez, Hibbert have probably overtaken Bynum both in talent as well as experience, plus other younger ones like Davis, Jonas etc lurking not so far behind.

Bynum has his work cut out. This is a brutal league, if you can't take care of your conditioning you'll end up a Tractor Trailor.

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July 25, 2013  12:34 PM ET

A healthy Bynum would most likely mean a playoff seed for the Cav's. I just can't see him being healthy.

July 25, 2013  01:25 PM ET
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If Bynum a) matured and b) stayed healthy, he would unquestionably be the best center in the NBA. Since he can't seem to do either, Tim Duncan will remain the best big man in the NBA.

You've got it backwards. If he is healthy and then if he is matured enough after being healthy... So far there are no signs of either happening. We'll see...

July 25, 2013  01:30 PM ET

Bynum came off as thoughtful, intelligent and committed - Haha! I'm not buying it.

July 26, 2013  12:29 AM ET

His lack of maturity gets blown way out of proportion.

OK, so he went to a party at the Playboy mansion while he was rehabbing his leg. Like none of you would ever do that if invited. And he went bowling too. A normal everyday activity that most of you probably think is non-athletic anyway. Something he thought he wouldn't re-injure his knee doing. He did his OK, so he went to a party at the Playboy mansion. Like none of you would ever do that if invited. And he went bowling. A normal everyday activity that most of you probably think is non-athletic anyway. Something he thought he wouldn't re-injure his knee doing. He did his work (rehab), then went out and played.

He's never blown off practice as unimportant (AI). Never gone off on a rant throwing various teammates, coaches, and execs under the bus (Kobe, Shaq, and virtually every "superstar"). In fact, after Kobe's infamous rant on Bynum's worthlessness, Bynum busted his hump and proved Kobe wrong. Helped them win 2 NBA titles. Including one when Kobe sucked during the Finals.

By the way, he's never choked his coach (Sprewell). Never brought a gun into the locker room (Arenas). Never "accidentally" shot anyone (Jayson Williams). Never pulled a gun on a teammate (Javaris Crittenton). Never been charged with murder (Crittenton).

And although he's been in the NBA a long time, we forget he's only 25.

 
July 26, 2013  07:21 PM ET
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His lack of maturity gets blown way out of proportion. OK, so he went to a party at the Playboy mansion while he was rehabbing his leg. Like none of you would ever do that if invited. And he went bowling too. A normal everyday activity that most of you probably think is non-athletic anyway. Something he thought he wouldn't re-injure his knee doing. He did his OK, so he went to a party at the Playboy mansion. Like none of you would ever do that if invited. And he went bowling. A normal everyday activity that most of you probably think is non-athletic anyway. Something he thought he wouldn't re-injure his knee doing. He did his work (rehab), then went out and played. He's never blown off practice as unimportant (AI). Never gone off on a rant throwing various teammates, coaches, and execs under the bus (Kobe, Shaq, and virtually every "superstar"). In fact, after Kobe's infamous rant on Bynum's worthlessness, Bynum busted his hump and proved Kobe wrong. Helped them win 2 NBA titles. Including one when Kobe sucked during the Finals.By the way, he's never choked his coach (Sprewell). Never brought a gun into the locker room (Arenas). Never "accidentally" shot anyone (Jayson Williams). Never pulled a gun on a teammate (Javaris Crittenton). Never been charged with murder (Crittenton). And although he's been in the NBA a long time, we forget he's only 25.

Yes he is only 25 (26 in October) years old with "TWO RINGS"!!! :-)

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