76ers C Bynum concedes he might not play this year

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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"With the swelling, he's made no progress," coach Doug Collins said. "If you get swelling, that is a major concern."

Bynum was acquired as part of a four-team trade that also saw the Sixers land Jason Richardson. Richardson was shut down after 33 games with knee injuries. The Sixers sent Andre Iguodala to Denver and Nik Vucevic to Orlando as part of the trade. Both players are having solid seasons. Bynum will earn $16.5 million this season without ever playing to the potential the organization expected when they made him the centerpiece of team.

Bynum said his left knee felt good. His left knee had been the troubled one after he was hurt bowling earlier in the season. Now, it's the right knee — the original injured knee from way back in September — that has again flared up.

"I think I'll be able to play in some form or fashion in the future," he said.

Whether that future includes the Sixers is in serious doubt.

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