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Report: Andrew Bynum down to game weight, still no timetable for return

Oct 18, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

Andrew Bynum AP

Andrew Bynum sightings feel a little bit like Bigfoot sightings — rare, always from a distance, any video is grainy, and you’re not quite sure what to believe.

We had another Bynum sighting Thursday night before the Cavaliers preseason game, he was on the court getting in some work pregame with the coaches. Twitter reports suggested he looked a little slow, but how someone looks in that setting really depends on what they were working on.

The more official report, via the Akron Beacon Journal, is that Bynum is down to his game weight and making progress.

Bynum is down to his “game weight,” a league source said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to do so. Bynum has hit every milestone the team has set before him without any setbacks, including participating in three-on-three half-court scrimmages with teammates during Wednesday’s abbreviated practice…

“He looked really good. He’s getting more comfortable every time he’s playing three-on-three,” Varejao said. “I’m not a doctor. He looked good, but I don’t know his knees.”

When Bynum signed with the Cavaliers he was north of 300 pounds, that is down to 285 now, the report states.

The reports are nice and all, but when I see Andrew Bynum on the court making plays for the Cavaliers I’ll believe it. Until then it’s all Bigfoot sightings.

  1. soundsofsuccess7 - Oct 18, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Lol @ this guy

  2. cbking05 - Oct 18, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    If he keeps looking well in those 3 vs 3 halfcourt games, I’m sure another team will sign him to another contract next year …

    • hryanana - Oct 18, 2013 at 5:30 PM


  3. whereyaat - Oct 18, 2013 at 2:46 PM

    Man, this basketball stuff is really threatening Andrew’s bowling career.

  4. djveal - Oct 18, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    cleveland lost

  5. misremembered72 - Oct 18, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    don’t ever come back
    -sixers fans

  6. hryanana - Oct 18, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    I don’t mean to ever bang on someone who has put in the work to reach the pro’s, but this guy’s ridiculous. This whole situation is ridiculous. Probably should have thought about not postponing surgery years ago for that vacation, probably should have gone easy on the bowling. I feel bad for Philly, I feel bad for Cavs, who pay him for his services next?…..China.

  7. kb2408 - Oct 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    Bynum lost 20 lbs just by cutting off the fro….Seriously, I am a fan of his. He played on one leg and helped the LAKERS win a title in 2010. Now with that being said, trading him was still the right move, even though Dwight left for Houston.

  8. mackcarrington - Oct 18, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Andre is taking things slowly. He’s only bowling 5 frames a night now.

  9. 21shumpstreet - Oct 18, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Who suits up in an actual game first this year Andrew Bynum or Royce White?

  10. elcapitanfiscal - Oct 19, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    He’s down to game weight? Only with this sorry guy is that news..and baron davis

    • asimonetti88 - Oct 19, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      Oliver Miller has to get up to game weight

  11. nzrusty2001 - Oct 19, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    Game weight, huh, he should have lost a lot more weight to help out this knees
    dudes had a few years to do this and did NOT??

    285 still to big in my books,

  12. sportsfan18 - Oct 19, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    I’d sign Greg Oden before this guy!

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