Andrew Bynum Working Towards NBA Comeback

After last playing in the NBA during the 2013/14 season, Andrew Bynum is working to make a comeback in the league this season. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania (Twitter link), Bynum has hired representation as he looks to schedule team workouts in the coming weeks, with training camps around the corner.

Bynum is still just 30 years old, but it remains to be seen how much he can provide NBA teams at this point of his career, especially given the league’s trend to small ball and centers that can keep up with guards on the perimeter.

Bynum struggled with injuries throughout his career, preventing him from developing into a perennial All-Star during his prime. Bynum played seven seasons with the Lakers and averaged 11.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, making the All-Star game during the 2011/12 season.

After being traded to the Sixers as part of the Dwight Howard trade in the 2012 offseason, Bynum continued to have issues with his knees, which prevented him from suiting up during the 2012/13 campaign. After his contract expired following that season, the 76ers didn’t look to bring Bynum back, allowing him to explore options as an unrestricted free agent.

Bynum signed with the Cavaliers in the following summer, but was quickly traded to the Bulls during the 2013/14 season, who subsequently waived him to receive luxury tax relief. While Bynum later struck a deal with the Pacers that same season, he continued to struggle with knee issues and only appeared in two games with Indiana.

A former top-10 pick in the draft, Bynum showcased a varied post game and ability to defend the rim when with the Lakers. Any team in need of rim protection or a scoring option at center could look to bring Bynum in for a workout during training camp, but clubs will certainly be cautious about giving him a roster spot, given his injury history and the trends of the league.

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26 thoughts on “Andrew Bynum Working Towards NBA Comeback

  1. Thronson5

    The potential was sky high with this guy. A shame he couldn’t stay healthy. He truly was a beast when he was healthy. Can’t see him coming back in todays in nba and having a big impact but I really wish him the best and would be awesome for him if he can comeback

    • paladin

      Phil got one good year out of him when he did some Vulcan mind trick on him and fooled him into thinking he was an NBA caliber player. Phil did have Zen powers for a few season as a coach. Making A. Bynum an All Star proves it…Phil frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called NYC. Noble coaches can’t live forever, Shaq n Kobe proved it so, Bynum as a great Laker is a joke that really ain’t so….

  2. I guess he thinks he has been away long enough that people won’t remember him being a lazy agile

  3. paladin

    Andrew Bynum comeback???? Great material for a up & coming stand up comedian. JBL is always looking for up & coming playas, so maybe there is hope.

  4. Hopefully he is healthy enough to come back, is gotta be better than some of the bums in the league.

  5. Lakers won’t get Klay, Durant, Kawhi, Kyrie, Butler, or Kemba. Here you go. Perfect LeBron recruit for the misfits of LA.

    • Kenleyfornia74

      Lol the Lakers arent getting anyone because the warrior fan police said so

      • I posted where the articles were that came from Steph, Klay, His dad, and Iguadala. Guess you don’t want to read the truth. It doesn’t say what you want to hear.
        I remember you swearing that the Lakers were offering Julius Randle, the 23rd pick, and 27th pick for Paul George and that would have been enough. A recent article said the Pacers wanted the 2nd pick or Brandon Ingram. The Lakers had offered Jordan Clarkson and picks. You are a Lakers fan “who only thinks about the Lakers and think you know what they should be doing. You think you are smarter than the writers, players, and general managers. Do you even read the articles? LOL” I hope the Lakers don’t make the playoffs. You can say what you want. It’ll be Durant, Steph, and Klay versus Boston the next 4 years. You really should read Steph’s article even though you didn’t write it.

    • Senioreditor

      I’d bet ally that you’re wrong, be we won’t know until next July. I’ll try and save this link just for bragging purposes.

      • You are calling Steph, Klay, and Iguodala liars. No Bynum isn’t going to the Lakers, but neither are Durant or Klay. They love what they have. Kawhi and Kyrie don’t want to play 2nd fiddle to LeBron. Butler and Kemba are the team leaders and can make more cash staying home. The Lakers bragged they were getting DeMar DeRozan and Paul George because they were from LA. Thought they were keeping Dwight Howard too. Didn’t think they’d go 5 years without making the playoffs. Thought Lonzo was going to be the next Magic Johnson.

        • Senioreditor

          They have 16 titles, been to the finals more than any other franchise. Laugh now Warriors fans, you’ll be back to your usual secondary status soon.

          • See Sports Illustrated top 100 players of 2019. Brandon Ingram was ranked 75, Lonzo Ball was 100, and Kyle Kuzma wasn’t ranked. Everybody knows about the Hollywood gossip and not to take it seriously. Hold on to this clip for 6 more years, and see how many more titles the Warriors have vs. the Lakers (zero).

  6. moazetongue

    I don’t think it was a matter of his health but rather his head. Dude can’t do team sports two games in a row without going rogue.

  7. raisethejollyroger
    raisethejollyroger

    Perfect example of an overgrown kid who was just not ready to come straight out of high school! 2 years minimum college or playing overseas!

      • x%sure

        It all starts with the head. He was undisciplined.
        They players who most need to touch base with a college experience are the players who most deny it.

  8. yoyo137

    Blazers gotta at least roll the dice on this. If he gets hurt then go sign Greg Oden

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