The Sixers will have to wait at least a few more weeks to see the debut of Andrew Bynum in red, white, and blue. The big man is still waiting on his right knee to heal up and isn't expected to be cleared for basketball activity until December 10th. That will put Bynum on track for a return in the weeks that follow, which could mean that he'll be out of commission for the remainder of the calendar year. Some might wonder if Bynum is being extra cautious in his walk year, but he shot that notion down earlier tonight, tweets Tom Moore of Calkins Newspapers. Here's more from around the Association, including other non-Lakers items..
- Speaking of injured stars, Bulls guard Derrick Rose has started cutting again as he rehabs a torn ACL in his left knee, writes Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is encouraged by the development but stressed that Rose isn't necessarily ahead of schedule but rather right where he should be in his recovery.
- The Clippers' new found depth is allowing them to rest their stars more this season, writes Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Forward Blake Griffin is extremely appreciative of the strengthened bench and says that he will be benefitting from the reduced minutes.
- Reality is sinking in for the Lakers now that they know Phil Jackson won't be their coach (again), writes Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.