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Andrew Bynum working hard, but not close to being ready

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09:19 AM ET 08.25 | Who knows if it will work, but Andrew Bynum is making a major effort to rehab from his knee problems. He has been at the Cavs facility virtually every day since signing six weeks ago. Bynum is still working on his cranky knees. He had surgery on both in March. He is working on losing the 20-some pounds that he needs to dump. He is doing what the doctors and trainers have asked. But he's not close to being ready for full basketball activities.

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August 25, 2013  09:55 AM ET

There Is A Bank In Every City, Bro.....

August 25, 2013  10:07 AM ET

Ready or not, as long as he "Works Hard" <wink-wink> he'll collect his pay from the Cavs.

Miami or Indiana will win the title if it goes through the East anyway.

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August 25, 2013  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I thought the title was going to be

"Andrew bynum working hard........but not too hard"

<wink-wink>

August 25, 2013  11:53 AM ET

" Andrew bynum working hard........but not too hard" or "Hardly working" that one almost never gets too old. Oops! It's officially too old now..

August 25, 2013  12:09 PM ET

Knees get better. They don't get well. Bynum hasn't played in over a year. If he isn't ready now, he's never going to be ready.

August 25, 2013  12:45 PM ET

Bynum is on a very good program laid out for him by the Cleveland Clinic and is working extremely hard from all the accounts I have heard.

This is parts of the full article run in todays PD
"About the Cavs ...

Cleveland Cavaliers welcome Anthony Bennett, Carrick Felix
Second-round pick Carrick Felix has made a strong early impression.

1. Who knows if it will work, but Andrew Bynum is making a major effort to rehab from his knee problems. He has been at the Cavs facility virtually every day since signing six weeks ago.

2. Bynum is still working on his cranky knees. He had surgery on both in March. He is working on losing the 20-some pounds that he needs to dump. He is doing what the doctors and trainers have asked. But he???s not close to being ready for full basketball activities.

3. Training camp opens in five weeks. So we???ll see about Bynum???s progress, and the real goal is to have him ready for the regular season. That is Oct. 30"



--While Bynum definitely does not have healthy knees- we at least know that he is working hard and making a real effort and that if it does not work out it will not be because of a lack of effort on his part. That is a good thing considering what all the burnt, bitter people in Philly have been saying about Bynum.

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August 25, 2013  04:09 PM ET
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It's going to be interesting to see how the Bynum story plays out. If his knees hold up it's going to be all about his desire and attitude. He's still potentially one of the best centes in the NBA.

If it's all about desire and attitude, he's done.

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August 25, 2013  09:23 PM ET

A guy who's seven feet tall should be able to lose 20 lbs in about a week.

August 25, 2013  10:38 PM ET

BJ Daniels is looking good!

August 26, 2013  12:55 AM ET

AAANNNDDDD here we go again!!!

August 26, 2013  01:00 AM ET

He collected $16.1M for not playing in 2012-2013. He's guaranteed a minimum of $6M if he can't play a game in 2013-2014. Not bad money if you can get it. If he can play a part time role and stick with the Cavs, he stands to make $24M over the next two years. What the NBA pays to high risk players is astounding.

 
August 26, 2013  02:08 PM ET

He'll play no more than 30 games.

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