The Philadelphia 76ers were dealt a blow on Wednesday when it was announced that guard Jason Richardson would miss the remainder of the season after undergoing knee surgery. Sixers GM Tony DiLeo spoke to media before Wednesday's game and touched on several areas of interest concerning the team. Tom Moore of PhillyBurbs.com has quotes.
On the progress of Andrew Bynum's rehab:
“When he practices, bangs, jumps, moves — that’s really the most critical part,” DiLeo said on the court prior to Wednesday’s game against the Pacers. “We’ll just have to see how he reacts during that phase.”
On whether the team will look to make a deal before the February 21 trade deadline:
“We haven’t seen our team out there yet,” DiLeo said. “It’s hard to really plan because we don’t have all the answers. Hopefully, we’ll have all the answers by the end of the year and be able to go forward.”
On taking the long view with regards to the roster:
“We don’t want to jeopardize anything short term,” DiLeo said. “We’re looking to build.”