Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Cavs' Bynum (knee) close to practicing with team


Posted Oct 18, 2013 2:29 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been playing in 3-on-3 games and is "close" to practicing with his new team.

Bynum, who did not play last season for Philadelphia because of knee injuries and surgeries, has made good progress and Cleveland coach Mike Brown said the 7-foot-center could begin practicing with the Cavaliers in the near future. Brown said Bynum looked good in half-court workouts this week and has been impressed by the former All-Star's work ethic.

Bynum sat on Cleveland's bench for the first half of Thursday's exhibition win over Pistons. Brown does not know if Bynum will be cleared in time to play in any of Cleveland's final four preseason games. The Cavs open the regular season on Oct. 30 against Brooklyn.

Bynum signed a two-year, $25 million contract with the Cavs in July. Only one year of the deal is guaranteed.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoBest of Inside: Funny Stuff
E.J. takes a look at some funny guys poking fun of a few famous voices, and another preview of Charles vs. Shaq.
photoBest of Inside: Pacers vs. Hawks, Game 3
The Inside Crew breaks down the series between the Hawks and the Pacers.
photoBest of Inside: Rules of Engagement
Charles and Shaq discuss their rules for the Beatdown in the A-Town.
photoPostgame: Jordan, Griffin and Paul
Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul address the media after taking a 2-1 lead in the series over the Warriors.
photoDaily Zap: April 24
Catch the top highlights from all three games on Thursday night.