Andrew Bynum is apparently fully recovered from his season-ending knee injuries. Bynum has completed the rehabilitation process, and is set to return to basketball activities sometime next week. Normally, the 7-footer begins his offseason workouts in August at Atlanta, where his trainer is based out of. Instead, he will begin next week to get back into the swing of things.
David Lee, Bynum’s agent, stated that there is “not a concern in the world” that the big man will be ready to go for training camp. He went on to indicate that the Sixers and Bynum have not scheduled any sort of meeting, and that he does not expect a deal to be complete before his client hits unrestricted free agency on July 1st.
It is to no surprise that the two have not met yet. New general manager Sam Hinkie has the draft to orchestrate on Thursday and is still in the process of hiring the franchise’s next head coach. Aside from that, Hinkie didn’t exactly show love and compassion for Bynum in his introductory press conference.
“I think of Andrew like the thousands of other young men walking around the world that are unrestricted free agents that have potential to play NBA basketball. He is one of those. I’m duty bound to consider them and look at them. All of them.”
It becomes more and more apparent that Hinkie plans on letting Bynum walk for nothing in return in favor of beginning the rebuilding process.