Andrew Bynum had an interesting season last year. He should a great deal of improvement, while also showing a great deal of immaturity. The latter probably played some role in the Lakers’ decision to move him (Dwight Howard helped, too). But is this what the Sixers can look forward too? Bynum’s already making headlines because he’s out of shape. Granted, it is partially due to injury and inability to practice.
Bynum’s conditioning will be a concern. While he is able to do some cardiovascular work on what (76ers coach Doug) Collins has described as an “antigravity machine,” there is nothing Bynum can do to prepare him for games.
“A lot of that is going to be how he responds to increased activity,” Collins said when asked if Bynum would be ready for the start of the season. “I know how important the home opener is, but we’re not going to do anything silly and have another setback where it costs you and now you have to miss those kinds of games.”