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Andrew Bynum to miss two games for personal reasons (no, he’s not injured)

Nov 12, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

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Andrew Bynum started his first game of the season Monday night, playing 20 minutes and scoring 11 points and 3-of-5 shooting, with six rebounds. In a sign of what he means to this team defensively he was a -1 on a night the Cavaliers lost to the Bulls by 15 (he had the best +/- of a guy who didn’t just play garbage time for Cleveland).

Now he will miss the next two games.

But fear not Cavaliers fans, it’s not because of injury, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been excused from the team until Saturday in order to attend to a personal, family matter.

No it’s not injury related. It’s not tied to his comments about having considered retirement. It’s life getting in the way of basketball and that happens at times.

He probably shouldn’t go bowling the next few days, however. He is expected to be back saturday when he Cavaliers take on the Wizards.

With Bynum out Anderson Varejao will be back in the starting lineup, and you may see some Tyler Zeller.

  1. somekat - Nov 12, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Did he finally make enough money that he can have a heart and or spine installed in that 7 foot body of pudding?

    • hryanana - Nov 12, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      I don’t think he’s realized he needs one or both of those yet. Must be bowling.

  2. mydoghasfleez - Nov 12, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Probably a PBA event he must attend

  3. obmig - Nov 12, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    He might not be missing the games because of it, but he is injured.

  4. antistratfordian - Nov 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Bad joke after bad joke. Someone in his family is sick, or worse… consider that before going in on the man.

  5. Anoesis - Nov 13, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    I’d like to give him the benefit of the doubt that something has actually happened that requires his presence, but his demeanor over the past couple of years prevents me from doing that.

  6. obmig - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM

    I wasn’t joking at all he IS injured

  7. ProBasketballPundit - Nov 13, 2013 at 7:31 AM

    Bynum confessed to considering retirement a few days ago… I’d still be worried about this as a Cavs fan.

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