DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE: BASEBALL | FOOTBALL
Refresh  
  Page last updated on Wed Aug 31 04:04:20 EDT 2016
TOP NEWS
CENTER BYNUM STILL WITH KNEE PROBLEMS
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 02:30 AM EDT

Andrew Bynum did nothing more at 76ers practice than receive some slaps on the back.

His teammates tried to cheer up the center with an easy message: Hang in there.

Bynum wanted so much more out of the day he was expecting to practice for the first time with his new team. Bynum stayed sidelined with right knee pain and is a long shot to play in the Oct. 31 opener.

His debut is on hold and no one knows when Bynum will return. He is going to continue to be held out of all basketball activity till he’s pain free from a bone bruise he suffered during an offseason workout. The Philadelphia 76ers had pegged as their franchise player’s potential return date after a 3-week layoff that cost him the entire preseason slate. Instead, Bynum was on the sidelines while the rest of the Sixers practiced and scrimmaged. Football betting lines

DiLeo recounted every day Bynum is out increases the likelihood the All-Star center won’t be prepared for the opener.

Bynum says he wants to be careful with his return and won’t play until he’s pain free. He was given an injection of Synvisc — a gel-like substance that sometimes offers relief for inflamed tissue. The natural substance is intended to lubricate and cushion the joint.

Bynum will then work his way back into low-impact exercises after a couple of days of rest following the injection.

“We just have to talk to Andrew every day and see how he’s feeling,” DiLeo said. “When he is pain free, that’s when he’s going to start basketball activities.”

Nobody, from DiLeo to Bynum, cared to predict just how much more time Bynum will miss. But with the opener against Denver on the horizon, and Bynum yet to practice, the Sixers are prepared to go with Lavoy Allen at center.

Bynum failed to sound convincing when he announced “there’s a likelihood” he could be in the lineup against Denver. He conceded the ultimate decision is up to the Philadelphia 76ers. He won’t rush back for the 1st week and risk injuring the knee to the point at which he’ll miss serious chunks of time later on in the season.

With a history of knee injuries already behind him, Bynum asserted he feels no pain when he walks, just during exercise. DiLeo said rest should help heal the bruise and the injury was not a “recurring issue.”

Bynum is coming off his best NBA season after averaging career highs with 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds while making his first All-Star team, starting for the West. He was the NBA’s 3rd-leading rebounder and 20th-leading scorer, while also ranking 6th in the league with 1.93 blocked shots per game. The Sixers bought him from L. A. in a 4-team deal.

Bynum has been quietly absorbing up coach Doug Collins’ system from the sideline.

“I think he has got a good handle on our staff and what each guy does well and stuff,” Collins announced. “I think it’s important, particularly as a big guy — when you’re playing in that post — to know the guys you’re playing with.”


Sponsored Links

Download Printable Schedules
Now you can download and print schedules for each sport so you can plan ahead and track your results.
UPDATED:
FOOTBALL: 8/7/2016 - 10/31/2016
BASEBALL 8/10/2016 - 10/2/2016
TOP TEN WAGERS
RK Team
1
Detroit Tigers
2
Toronto Blue Jays
3
Houston Astros
4
Detroit Tigers
5
Boston Red Sox
08/31/2016
ATP - US OpenESCOBEDO, E vs. EDMUND, K08:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenPOSPISIL, V vs. ANDERSON, K08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenKVITOVA, P vs. BUYUKAKCAY, C08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenPETKOVIC, A vs. BENCIC, B08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenVINCI, R vs. MCHALE, C08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenRODINA, E vs. CIBULKOVA, D08:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenDAVIS, L vs. SVITOLINA, E08:00 AM PST
ATP - US OpenISNER, J vs. DARCIS, S09:15 AM PST
ATP - US OpenPAIRE, B vs. BAGHDATIS, M09:15 AM PST
ATP - US OpenTSONGA, J-W vs. DUCKWORTH, J09:15 AM PST
WTA - US OpenNICULESCU, M vs. BOGDAN, A09:15 AM PST
WTA - US OpenPUTINTSEVA, Y vs. WITTHOEFT, C09:20 AM PST
ATP - US OpenHARRISON, R vs. RAONIC, M09:30 AM PST
WTA - US OpenKONTA, J vs. PIRONKOVA, T09:30 AM PST
WTA - US OpenWOZNIACKI, C vs. KUZNETSOVA, S10:00 AM PST
MLBChicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers10:10 AM PST
ATP - US OpenALMAGRO, N vs. CUEVAS, P10:30 AM PST
MLBTampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox10:35 AM PST
ATP - US OpenMONFILS, G vs. SATRAL, J10:45 AM PST
WTA - US OpenLUCIC-BARONI, M vs. KERBER, A10:45 AM PST
WTA - US OpenZHENG, S vs. BONDARENKO, K10:45 AM PST
WTA - US OpenROGERS, S vs. BELLIS, C-C11:00 AM PST
WTA - US OpenDUAN, Y-Y vs. OSAKA, N11:00 AM PST
MLBSeattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers11:05 AM PST
MLBOakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros11:10 AM PST
ATP - US OpenDJOKOVIC, N vs. VESELY, J11:15 AM PST
ATP - US OpenSTAKHOVSKY, S vs. CILIC, M12:00 PM PST
ATP - US OpenSOCK, J vs. ZVEREV, M12:00 PM PST
ATP - US OpenDELBONIS, F vs. BAUTISTA-AGUT, R12:00 PM PST
MLBLos Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies12:10 PM PST
ATP - US OpenPOUILLE, L vs. CHIUDINELLI, M12:15 PM PST
ATP - US OpenKUZNETSOV, A vs. RAMOS VINOLAS, A12:20 PM PST
MLBArizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants12:45 PM PST
WTA - US OpenKEYS, M vs. DAY, K2:30 PM PST
WTA - US OpenSEVASTOVA, A vs. MUGURUZA, G4:00 PM PST
MLBWashington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies4:05 PM PST
MLBToronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles4:05 PM PST
MLBCincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Angels4:05 PM PST
MLBSan Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves4:10 PM PST
MLBMiami Marlins vs. New York Mets4:10 PM PST
MLBMinnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians4:10 PM PST
MLBPittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs5:05 PM PST
MLBSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers5:10 PM PST
MLBNew York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals5:15 PM PST
ATP - US OpenNADAL, R vs. SEPPI, A5:15 PM PST
09/01/2016
College FootballIndiana vs Florida International4:30 PM PST
College FootballSouth Carolina vs Vanderbilt5:00 PM PST
College FootballOregon State vs Minnesota6:00 PM PST
09/02/2016
College FootballColorado State vs Colorado5:00 PM PST
College FootballKansas State vs Stanford6:00 PM PST
College FootballToledo vs Arkansas State6:00 PM PST
09/03/2016
College FootballGeorgia Tech vs Boston College04:30 AM PST
College FootballWestern Michigan vs Northwestern09:00 AM PST
College FootballMissouri vs West Virginia09:00 AM PST
College FootballOklahoma vs Houston09:00 AM PST
College FootballUCLA vs Texas A&M12:30 PM PST
College FootballLSU vs Wisconsin12:30 PM PST
College FootballNorth Carolina vs Georgia2:30 PM PST
College FootballSouthern Miss vs Kentucky4:30 PM PST
College FootballUSC vs Alabama5:00 PM PST
College FootballClemson vs Auburn6:00 PM PST
College FootballBYU vs Arizona7:30 PM PST

x