Skip to content

Andrew Bynum playing through “little sharp pains” in his knees

Nov 5, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

Andrew Bynum, Nikola Pekovic AP

Andrew Bynum played 18 minutes for the Cavaliers Monday night, his third game of the young season. He had 10 points on 2-of-6 shooting and he got to the free throw line six times.

He did that through some pain that is still in his knees.

That’s what he said after the game, as reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Preparing to play his third game of the season, Bynum acknowledged that he had experienced “little, sharp pains” and said he wasn’t sure his explosiveness would return. He’s still working on his conditioning and timing….

Asked about having to change his game if his explosiveness doesn’t return, he said he would rely on footwork and skills instead of athleticism.

That he is still playing through knee pain is both troublesome and not a surprise. He said it’s not so bad and can play through it, but still this is not a good sign,

Announcement: Pro Basketball Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a one-day $75,000 Fantasy Basketball league for Wednesday, Nov. 6th games. It’s $25 to join and first prize is $10,000. Starts at 7pm ET on Wednesday. Here’s the link.

Monday was his best outing yet, those minutes mattering in what ended up being a 92-91 win over Minnesota. Even slowed he is a big defensive presence in the paint. Cleveland is hoping for more like this game, and even better, as they try to claw toward a playoff berth in the East.

Latest Posts
  1. Summer League game ends with wild sudden death double overtime finish (VIDEO)

    Jul 14, 2014, 9:50 AM EDT

    sudden death

    Crazy ending to game between the Hawks and the D-League select squad in Vegas.

  2. Porter, Rice ready to hear the truth from Pierce

    Jul 14, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards Getty Images

    Otto Porter is going to play behind Pierce this season, he hopes to learn a lot.

  3. Cavaliers’ No. 1 pick looks good in Summer League. No, not that one. Anthony Bennett.

    Jul 14, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v San Antonio Spurs Getty Images

    He’s dropped weight and is playing well. Maybe not No. 1 pick well, but like a guy who can contribute at the NBA level.

  4. Notes from a Summer League Sunday: Doug McDermott is the early Vegas fan favorite

    Jul 14, 2014, 2:02 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Denver Nuggets Getty Images

    McDermott and Tony Snell had a very good shooting game for the Bulls.

  5. Kirk Hinrich to return to Chicago for another season

    Jul 13, 2014, 11:00 PM EDT

    Kirk Hinrich AP

    Hinrich took less to stay in Chicago.

  6. Report: Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen agrees to multi-year deal to return to Heat

    Jul 13, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    Chris Andersen Chris Andersen

    Miami continues to bring the band back together — minus LeBron James, of course.

  7. Julius Randle signs rookie contract, makes Summer League debut for Lakers

    Jul 13, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    julius randle

    Randle signed his deal just 20 minutes before tip-off, but he was able to scramble a bit to make it into the starting lineup.

  8. Report: Mario Chalmers agrees to two-year deal to return to Heat

    Jul 13, 2014, 6:34 PM EDT

    2014 NBA Finals - Game Three Getty Images

    A good signing to maintain roster continuity, considering Chalmers has been Miami’s starting point guard for the past three seasons.

  9. Report: Kevin Garnett coming back to Nets next season despite Pierce departure

    Jul 13, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    In a wide open East, the Nets roster looks like one that could do some damage. If it can stay healthy.

  10. Dante Exum impresses in flashes during Summer League debut with Jazz

    Jul 13, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Sean Kilpatrick, Dante Exum Sean Kilpatrick, Dante Exum

    Exum’s performance didn’t stuff the stat sheet, but was extremely exciting nonetheless.

  11. Report: Marvin Williams joins Charlotte on two-year deal

    Jul 13, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

    Marvin Williams AP

    He will step into a stretch four role in Charlotte.

  12. Reports: Luol Deng agrees to two years, $20 million deal with Miami

    Jul 13, 2014, 2:46 PM EDT

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Dallas Mavericks Getty Images

    Remember he reportedly turned down three years, $30 million from Bulls.

  13. Report: Dallas, Charlotte only other serious suitors for Lance Stephenson so far outside Indiana

    Jul 13, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Lance Stephenson, Jared Sullinger, Jordan Crawford Lance Stephenson, Jared Sullinger, Jordan Crawford

    Would Stephenson take more money over two years, say $20 million over two, or does he want the security of a longer deal.

  14. Cavaliers coach Blatt: Wiggins “not going anywhere”

    Jul 13, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Cleveland Cavaliers Getty Images

    Love would give Dan Gilbert his own big three. Would Wiggins?

  15. It’s official: Carmelo Anthony announces he will remain face of New York Knicks

    Jul 13, 2014, 12:36 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v New York Knicks Getty Images

    This is where he most wanted to be (and they could pay the most, which doesn’t hurt).

Featured video

How Cleveland was fit for a King
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. L. James (7224)
  2. C. Anthony (4987)
  3. D. Wade (4481)
  4. P. Gasol (4321)
  5. K. Love (4145)
  1. C. Bosh (4073)
  2. C. Parsons (3527)
  3. K. Bryant (3439)
  4. J. Lin (3063)
  5. D. Rose (2750)