Another Andrew Bynum injury update from the Philadelphia 76ers has the former All-Star center even closer to returning to the court. According to the report from Monday (Jan. 28), Bynum is increasing his workouts and the team is starting to show optimism about finally getting their starting center back.
It's almost February and Bynum still hasn't played a single game for the 76ers. After the trade from the LA Lakers, 76ers fans were very excited that this was exactly what the team needed to take a step to the next level. Instead, it led to a lot of disappointment, but maybe the team can still turn it around with a healthy Bynum.
Coming into the games of Jan. 28, Philadelphia is the ninth place team in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 18-25, the 76ers are just 2.5 games behind the Boston Celtics for the eighth spot. With the ACL injury to Rajon Rondo, the Celtics are definitely vulnerable at this point.
It will take a lot of work, but with All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday leading the way, maybe the addition of Bynum could really make this a playoff team. Putting anyone on the court who can average 20 points and 10 rebounds is an improvement, but it could all come down to where is conditioning level is placed.
This Andrew Bynum injury update might not predict an exact return date, but it is great news that he could be playing in games by the All-Star break. Suddenly the Philadelphia 76ers have the chance to make some real noise in the Eastern Conference.