It seems like Andrew Bynum may not be on his way out of the NBA after all. According to Bynum’s agent David Lee, he is seriously contemplating sitting out the upcoming season in an effort to salvage his damaged knees.
Lee is banking on Phil Jackson, the New York Knicks and others showing a renewed interest in his client for the 2014-’15 campaign.
According to NY Post, Bynum is considering going to Germany to repair his knees and be ready to play again.
Regenokine is a non-surgical program that promotes new cartilage growth through a series of injections. The FDA still hasn’t approved it in the United States. Bynum is considering doing the program with well-known doctor German doctor Peter Wehling, who worked with Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez. It is similar but not identical to the PRP procedure.
“If he’s healthy, Phil will be interested,’’ Lee said. “Phil knew how to tap into Andrew. They got along famously.’’
“He would be looking at in a longer-term situation,’’ Lee said. “He’s still a baby. If he went to college, he’d be coming off his rookie contract at age 26.’’
In May 2014, Indiana Pacers, who had Bynum on the roster at the time, said that he will not be on the team anymore.
The Pacers signed him as a free agent Feb. 1 for $1 million. Despite Larry Bird’s public protestations, this was really a signing designed to keep Bynum away from the Heat or another team that might use him against the Pacers in the playoffs (at the time of the signing that was a concern).
ProBasketballTalk said at the time that Bynum is big and skilled, thus some team may give him a small, non-guarantee contract, maybe even a training camp invite, however the days of investing in Bynum are gone.
Bynum missed the entire 2012-2013 NBA season due to his knee injuries. The next season he played only 26 games, started in 19, for Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. In total, Bynum averaged 8.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 1.1 bpg in 19.8 mpg in 2013-2014.
Bynum was an NBA All-Star in 2012, and won two NBA titles with the LA Lakers in 2009 and 2010.Follow @exnbadotcom
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