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Bynum nowhere near ready


07:20 AM ET 09.18 | Training camps open in less than two weeks, and Cleveland is looking at opening without their star offseason acquisition. But don't panic, Andrew Bynum fans. No one expected the 7-footer to sprint at the start. Not after missing all of last season in Philadelphia with knee issues. The Cavs haven't set a specific timetable for Bynum's return to actual game action -- but they do have a plan. It's to make sure Bynum is completely healthy before he ever puts on a uniform. In other words, the Cavs won't rush him back just to quash any sort of fan anxiety. ... One source familiar with Bynum's progress told FOX Sports Ohio that Bynum is nowhere near ready and is likely to miss the entire preseason. He could, however, give it a go early in the regular season, if not for the opener Oct. 30 vs. the Brooklyn Nets.

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September 18, 2013  08:19 AM ET

I will double back and comment on this come Nov 1. Until then GO TRIBE!!!

September 18, 2013  08:23 AM ET

I'd be very surprised if he was ever a factor in the league again. What a wasted talent. The Lakers don't win the title without him and then he digressed faster than an NFL RB past his 30th birthday.

September 18, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Congrats on a great decision Cleveland.

September 18, 2013  08:31 AM ET

This news should be scary for Cavs fans. Same thing happened last year. It's just a recycled story every year. The media should not be teasing the fans this early. They should have actual news when he actually plays...

September 18, 2013  08:34 AM ET

OK everyone on T&R who thought he would be ready put up your hands!
Yup didn't think any would be up in the air.

September 18, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Let me show you my shocked face... O.O

Good morning all.

September 18, 2013  08:48 AM ET

Philly obviously overworked and wore him out...

How unfortunate.

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September 18, 2013  08:58 AM ET

As a Sixers fans who went through this whole charade last year, this guy is damaged goods. Whenever you hear the words 'chronic knees' and a 7-foot basketball player, be worried. You look at Centers like Bill Walton, Sam Bowie, Greg Oden, all had injuries problems because of their size and never led healthy careers.

What's more amazing is guys like Kareem and Olajuwan, who played for years without any major injury despite being 7-footers. Bynum will play again, but he is an x-factor every season because you never know what you are going to get out of those knees.

PS to Cleveland fans: DON'T LET HIM GO BOWLING!!!!

September 18, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Shocked, I say.

September 18, 2013  09:16 AM ET


September 18, 2013  09:18 AM ET

"Bynum nowhere near ready"...

Couple that with Kyrie's injuries and it's lottery time. Wait, the lottery is their annual goal...

Scratch that!

September 18, 2013  09:22 AM ET

"But don't panic, Andrew Bynum fans".... Im sure all 4 of them will be ok SMDH

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September 18, 2013  09:37 AM ET

The Cavs will be lucky if this mook suits up for even 30 games.

September 18, 2013  09:43 AM ET

Cavs need to just worry about Kyrie and Varejo, see if they are healthy for the entire season.

Bynum was just a wasted $6M, everyone knew it, including the GM and owner.

September 18, 2013  10:06 AM ET

What a joke. After more than a year, if he's "nowhere near ready," he's never going to be. Knees get better; they don't get well.

September 18, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Fading Away, Bro?]

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