Originally posted on Philly Sports World  |  Last updated 12/22/12
According to Sixers GM Tony DiLeo we have “good news” on the Andrew Bynum front as he has been cleared to move into the next phase of his rehab. Riding a stationary bike is on the horizon and barring any setback Bynum might even dribble a basketball by January. Bynum in the last year of his contract he signed with the Lakers could get a big payday if he manages to step onto the court for the Sixers this season. Now if that big payday comes from Philly, that will be the much debated subject from now until he signs his next contract. Bone bruises and how long do they take to heal? With little real medical information coming from the Sixers or Bynum’s doctors, do a search on the subject you will find it can take a few days to a few weeks according to the MayoClinic.com for the average person I guess.  Bynum, who hasn’t had any action since the end of last season is moving on past 6 months of his “recovery” leaving many of us to think the worst. The worst, never to take the court for the Sixers this season being this fans second worst thought. The number ONE thought…..signing Bynum to a long-term deal that potentially will keep the Sixers average at best for the next decade. It is not often you get a shot at one of the best in the NBA but let’s think of the many MISTAKES made in the past by the Sixers. Take your pick, the trading of Moses Malone for Jeff Ruland being my all time favorite worst pretty much ruined the Sixers franchise for YEARS. This one though could be moved down to second on the list if the Sixers were to sign Bynum past this year. Forget all the encouraging words from DiLeo, Bynum is a bust. If he plays this season or not, the Sixers and fans need to move on and look to the future. That future is not with a 25-year-old that needs six plus months to recover from bone bruises.Similar Posts: Replacing Bynum, would Greg Oden be a good fit for the rest of the season? Bynum might be back in January if he can MAN up Signing Bynum to a new deal? Charles Barkley thinks it’s stupid and so should you Taking the Sixers above average, Collins needs to lean on Lavoy Allen Halloween and Sixers basketball, you are in for a treat
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

DeMarcus Cousins traded to Pelicans for players, picks

West teammates hilariously celebrate Durant and Westbrook oop

Report: Romo willing to rework contract to facilitate trade

Lonzo Ball's father says son is better than Curry right now

Report: Rams could have interest in Cousins if Goff flops

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mike Trout talks about 'frustrating' struggles of Angels

Report: Butler to Celtics talk will loom over All-Star week

Report: Carmelo expects to remain with Knicks

James Harden: ‘For sure’ I’m the best player in the world

Report: Pats expected to make good effort to keep Bennett

Glenn Robinson III dunks over three people to win Slam Dunk Contest

Is the NBA All-Star Game worth saving?

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

The Rewind: Michael Jordan's last All-Star Game

Best of Yardbarker: NBA All-Star Games past, present and future

Eat, Drink, Watch: Everything goes better with a side of New Orleans

Box Score 2/17: Happy birthday, Michael Jordan (and welcome to 1000 point club, Sid!)

The 'Michael Jordan might still win the Dunk contest if he entered' quiz

How to reboot NBA All-Star Weekend

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Observations from a day at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Box Score 2/16: Getting ready for the ASG

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of YB: NBA All-Star Games past, present and future

Who will break these NBA All-Star Game records?

Is the NBA All-Star Game worth saving?

There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

The Rewind: Michael Jordan's last All-Star Game

Eat, Drink, Watch: Everything goes better with a side of New Orleans

How to reboot NBA All-Star Weekend

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Second-year NBA stars who can salvage the season

Observations from a day at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker