After last year’s catastrophic season that saw the 76ers have to start from scratch and rebuild once it was clear that Andrew Bynum was not going to be playing for the club, a lot of franchises were nervous about giving a contract to the talented 7 footer.
The Cavaliers took a chance on him, and signed him to a two-year deal. In a recent interview, he talked about his rehab, and says that everything is going according to schedule. Although neither Bynum, nor the training staff are ready to put a date on it, they do say he has suffered no setbacks. While he doesn’t come out and say it, and knows that rehab is fickle (as he found out last season), the Cavs new big man seems optimistic that he will be on the court early in the season.
“I moved here a week after the press conference (to announce his signing), I’ve been here ever since — day in and day out just working,” he said, referring to the team’s practice facility. “I’m there, focused. I’m doing everything I can do to get back. That’s what all this is all about for me right now. I just want to play.” [...]
“It’s a fluid process,” Bynum said. “I have no idea what the schedule’s going to be for me. But I’m doing everything I can to be ready. I think with the program that has been made up, we have a good chance. I’m optimistic I’m where I should be. Obviously, I want to be playing. But I’m taking baby steps, doing what the team and the doctors tell me. I’m doing my part. I come to work every day. I’m moving in the right direction.”