Sixers Andrew Bynum on the Floor for First Time
Andrew Bynum was spotted doing on-court work for the first time as a member of the Sixers on Monday. He also began running on a treadmill, and said he would like to tentatively target a return around the All-Star break.
"It's coming along well," Bynum told reporters. "I'm getting ready to play."
Bynum spent most of his time shooting short shots with assistants Michael Curry and Brian James taking some five-footers, then moved out to mid-range and took some three-pointers. He had no brace or wrap on knees during his 15-minute standstill shooting drill.
He was watched closely by GM Tony Dileo, team president Rod Thorn and the team trainer Kevin Johnson.
He was doing a variety of things but mostly at extremely low impact. The Sixers brass was watching him closely and are probably just gauging where he is at this point of his rehab. However, this is the first sign of real progress for a team that is desperate to get its big man healthy and he said after practice that the pain in knees is minimal.
Bynum also said that today was not the first time had done on-court work, he sounded like he is pleased with progress he has been making. He Said next step is incorporating 'straight line movement'
Damien Wilkins in, Nick Young Out
Damien Wilkins will continue playing ahead of Nick Young in the rotation "for a while," according to Doug Collins. Young is averaging 10.1 points and 1.2 3-pointers on just 39.9 percent shooting this season.
Young was a DNP-Coach's Decision in the Sixers last game, and Wilkins, who was signed to a non-guaranteed deal before training camp, is now getting minutes ahead of him - not a good sign for Young.