Found March 01, 2013 on Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog:
The chances of Andrew Bynum suiting up for the Philadelphia 76ers this season -- or ever -- seem to be dwindling. The latest report from ESPN's Brian Windhorst says Bynum doesn't want to play in pain. The former Lakers center told reporters that he "experienced swelling and discomfort in his right knee after" practicing last week -- his first since the trade to the Sixers over the summer. Bynum's words are enough to rip the heart out of 76ers fans. "It's getting late. I don't know [about playing this season]," Bynum told reporters . "I don't want to play in pain. ... I'm 25, it's my life." Yes, it is Bynum's life, and he has a free-agent contract to think of in the summer. Philadelphia isn't playing for anything at this point, so why come back when you have a seven- to eight-figure contract to think of? The Sixers dealt away Nikola Vucevic, Moe Harkless, Andre Iguodala and a first-round pick to get Bynum in the blockbuster trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers. The deal is looking like a major bust for the Sixers. Deadspin even called the Orlando Magic the winners of the deal. There's a good chance the Sixers and Bynum will part ways. A 25-year-old big with bad news? Better sign him to a near-max deal. No. Fans have to wonder how Bynum ever passed his physical. He underwent a procedure in Germany to strengthen his knee. In September, a bone bruise was discovered in his right knee. A bone bruise in his left knee was discovered in his left knee -- after Bynum went bowling
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