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Bynum says he's on schedule

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07:14 AM ET 09.05 | Good news, Cavs fans. In an exclusive interview with The Plain Dealer, his first since the press conference announcing his signing on July 19, [Andrew Bynum] said he's on schedule to return this season and there have been no setbacks since he started working out at the Cleveland Clinic Courts in late July. "I moved here a week after the press conference, I've been here ever since -- day in and day out just working,'' he said, referring to the team's practice facility. "I'm there, focused. I'm doing everything I can do to get back. That's what all this is all about for me right now. I just want to play." After being sent from the Los Angeles Lakers to Philadelphia as part of the Dwight Howard trade before last season, Bynum missed the entire year with a variety of knee problems.

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September 5, 2013  07:57 AM ET

I'm focused as well....what is this topic about?

September 5, 2013  08:33 AM ET

This guy is a very good player when healthy and focus. What happened in Philly was not his fault but he need to take better care of himself.

September 5, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This guy is a very good player when healthy and focus. What happened in Philly was not his fault but he need to take better care of himself.

you contradicted yourself...

September 5, 2013  09:00 AM ET

As a Sixers fan, I would stay away from this guy because I think he is damaged goods. From what I have been reading through all the beat writers, the Sixers knew he had bad knees and rolled the dice the same way the Cavs are this year. The problem is both of his knees are almost shot, and big men rarely recover from something like this. I still think Bynum will play in the NBA, but you will have to keep your finger crossed he lasts each season the same way Bill Walton went through the latter years of his career. And for any Cleveland fans, make sure he doesn't go bowling!

September 5, 2013  09:09 AM ET

He's on schedule all right for this season.... To sit next to Kyrie Irving on the bench in injured reserve status....




Oh yes I did...!!

September 5, 2013  09:39 AM ET

He's on schedule until he sees a bowling alley! Cleveland needs to hide all of their bowling alleys.

September 5, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm focused as well....what is this topic about?

My wife says I don't listen to her...


Or something like that!

September 5, 2013  09:53 AM ET

I'm sure he's on schedule... he'll play 20-30 games, then take his annual vacation, per his usual schedule.

September 5, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Do You Have The Heart Of A Champion, Bro?

September 5, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Do You Have The Heart Of A Champion, Bro?

Well Bynum does have two rings!!!

September 5, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

..........The problem is both of his knees are almost shot, and ***big men*** rarely recover from something like this..........

But little men recover just fine, huh? LOLOLOL

September 5, 2013  10:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Well Bynum does have two rings!!!

Makes him HoF material.....yes?

September 5, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Well Bynum does have two rings!!!

Get his jersey retired, and everything.....right :-) ?

September 5, 2013  10:50 AM ET

Bynum had too many chances. He is talented and very good but his heart is not to be a great player. He just want to ca$h in and have fun with the money.

September 5, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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Makes him HoF material.....yes?

Never said that!!!! :-)

September 5, 2013  10:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bynum had too many chances. He is talented and very good but his heart is not to be a great player. He just want to ca$h in and have fun with the money.

Gugy, this is true, but IMO, Bynum has just as much heart and desire to be a NBA champ as Dwight Howard!!!

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September 5, 2013  11:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And for any Cleveland fans, make sure he doesn't go bowling!

I don't know, that's a pretty big temptation here in Cleveland.

September 5, 2013  11:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

My wife says I don't listen to her... Or something like that!

I'm sorry, did you say something?

 
September 5, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Gugy, this is true, but IMO, Bynum has just as much heart and desire to be a NBA champ as Dwight Howard!!!

lol
seems to be the case but you are poking the wasp's nest around here. ;-)

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