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Re: 76ers To Sit Drew Until He Has No Pain In Knee (Pg. 3)

Postby Psychobroker on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:30 pm

hoopschick03 wrote:You can sweat me on the details and the point is taken. But the overall question remains... The injections are supposed to help him play, right? They're supposed to give him more fluidity, less swelling, less discomfort, right? So what's with the continued 'soreness' from the initial plasma shot in Sept, missed camp and preseason completely in Oct and we're now into Nov and the reg season with no debut date in sight?


it's all about the details, those silly, inconvenient facts that they are.

If he can play, why wouldn't he? Simple answer, he can't.


Have you ever played on a nagging injury, like a sprained ankle? I have, but am I able to play to the best of my ability? Does it take longer to recovery to 100% if you keep playing on it? Can you play? sure, but will it heal more slowly? of course.

Two things - 1) bone bruises take time to heal, and will linger if you don't give it time and 2) they are winning without him, so no need to rush him back.

Pretty simple.
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby Congo Cash on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:00 pm

It's alright, he will be pain-free by next year... :man1:
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby revgen on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:54 pm

I'll give a dollar to anybody who can name me one NBA player who has played 7+ years in the NBA who is "pain-free".
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby therealdeal on Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:26 am

What a strange designation. "Pain free"? Is there anyone in the world who's pain free?

Why not say "until his knees feel better"? Or something like that?
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby Kit on Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:06 pm

therealdeal wrote:What a strange designation. "Pain free"? Is there anyone in the world who's pain free?

Why not say "until his knees feel better"? Or something like that?



LOL "pain free" but it hurts.
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby revgen on Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:00 am

Why all the secrecy around Bynum's injury?

Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 1:23 AM

BOSTON - At the 76ers' shootaround on Friday morning at TD Garden, I saw team general manager Tony DiLeo standing courtside. Since we were told on Oct. 24 that all updates on the health of Andrew Bynum would come through DiLeo, I asked him whether he could give an update. I was directed by him to ask public relations director Mike Preston. When asked, Preston said there is no update, so DiLeo wouldn't be talking. It was the second time during the week reporters asked about the health of the Sixers' prized possession (the Inquirer's Bob Ford asked in New Orleans), only to be quickly told both times "no update."

Preston is just doing his job, no question about that. Coach Doug Collins isn't answering Bynum questions, which is understandable, as he and his staff must concentrate on the team they have now and how they can win games with the players taking the court every day.

But why the secrecy from the higher-ups about Bynum? Why can't DiLeo let us know whether Bynum is on the new, weight-bearing treadmill that seemingly was brought to the Sixers' practice facility specifically for him? Or whether he is taking to the court with his team at any time to observe? Or whether he is working out on his own to sharpen his basketball skills? Or maybe how much longer they think the "non-basketball activities" rule will be in place?

Since the new ownership, led by Josh Harris and Adam Aron, took over, it has been all about improving the relationship between the fans and the organization. The owners already had a coach in place whom the fans adored from his playing days in the 1970s and '80s and from his undeniable knowledge as an NBA analyst. Then they made it more affordable for fans to come see games and listened to suggestions about the in-game experience for fans and improved it tremendously. All the while, Aron tweeted endlessly about how the group is all about winning and doing whatever it takes to be relevant again. Then they acquired Bynum in a blockbuster, four-team deal and that sort of cemented what was being said.

Some may roll their eyes at the "Look what we've done" connotation often stemming from Aron's tweets, but it was hard to argue, because the new ownership was making moves to both improve the team and please the fans.

Now, the ownership has completely dropped the ball in regards to Bynum. The whole situation, with him suffering a bone bruise during a workout before training camp to perhaps being able to practice before the season to not giving regular updates is just wrong. If ownership wanted pats on the back - and it deserved them - when acquiring Bynum, it at least should be up front enough to answer the questions fans want answered about his injury. The only way fans get those answers, of course, is through the media. So what if he is slow recovering from his injury? What's wrong with saying so? What is wrong with telling the fans the truth?

Getting Bynum was a risk; everyone knew that when it happened. But it is only a 1-year contract, and if it all works out, good for them. If it doesn't and Bynum can't play much this season and ultimately moves on, well, so be it. But what's wrong with being honest?

Sure, more behind-the-scenes stuff probably goes on than we will never know. And Bynum is looking to get a huge contract, so getting on the court when he is not feeling totally healthy would be a big risk for him.

But we don't know anything, because that's the way the owners seem to prefer handling this situation.

We'll let you know as soon as we find out, as soon as ownership realizes that the fans not only want to know what's going on, they deserve to know.


http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/sportsweek/20121109_Why_all_the_secrecy_around_Bynums_injury_.html

This article pretty much sums up what I talked about in my previous posts. Instead of giving straight answers, they just prefer not to talk about the issue at all. Can't argue with their strategy, especially since Philly is currently 3-2 in a tough Atlantic Division battling with the Knicks, Celtics, and Nets for position. It's probably helping in terms of keeping any distractions at bay.
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:36 am

January? yikes... story of his life
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby The Rock on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:14 am

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8623622/philadelphia-76ers-andrew-bynum-5-more-weeks-knee-injury


The Philadelphia 76ers say prized offseason acquisition Andrew Bynum will be out at least another five weeks and probably longer because of continuing complications with his right knee.

It is the third time since September the Sixers have pushed back Bynum's return date.

Bynum had a fresh MRI and a saw his personal knee specialist in New York last week. The Sixers are now hoping he will be cleared to return to basketball activities by Dec. 10.

But the team said Bynum would then need an additional one to four weeks of training and conditioning, which means his anticipated Sixers debut may be on hold until January.

The Sixers are off to a 4-2 start without Bynum and have also been without Jason Richardson because of an ankle injury for the past five games. Richardson was the other player Philadelphia received in the Bynum trade.

"We know the Sixers fans are eager to see Andrew Bynum play and shine," Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said in a statement. "We also know no one is more eager to see Andrew play for the Sixers than Andrew himself. He fully realizes the key contribution he can make to the team. Hopefully, that day is coming soon."

The "hopefully" part is telling. It has become clear that while the team has been publicly optimistic and patient, it simply is not sure when the franchise center will get into a game.

The Sixers have already faced some criticism for trading away All-Star Andre Iguodala, young prospects Nikola Vucevic and Moe Harkless and a future first-round pick to get Bynum.

The decision is further complicated because Bynum, who's had surgeries on both knees and just turned 25, is in the final year of his contract.

The team was hoping Bynum would continue to play at an All-Star level and prove he was healthy enough to be worth a long-term deal. With what the Sixers gave up to acquire Bynum, the team is already deeply invested in him.

Bynum announced last May, while he was still a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, that he was going to Germany in September for the popular Orthokine blood-spinning treatment. He waited until then, so the plan went, so the effects of the treatment could be maximized for the start of training camp in October.

Instead, however, the Sixers announced before training camp that Bynum needed to delay his return to allow the effects of the Orthokine treatment to work.

The bone bruise has since further complicated matters, causing the team to push the return date from training camp to the regular season and now possibly to midseason.

The Sixers did say they were optimistic because Bynum has been cleared for low-impact exercise and that by next week he may be able to start work on an underwater treadmill.
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:18 am

I just seen that. Sucks for Bynum and the 76ers.
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Re: Drew Improving, But Situation Remains Unchanged (Pg. 4)

Postby GNC on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:20 am

WOW... thankfully we are done with this mess.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby KB24 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:19 am

thank god we don't have to deal with those glass knees anymore.

Sucks for Bynum though. I hope for a speedy recovery, he is pretty talented and it would suck to see his body betray him.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:04 pm

sucks for him but thankful its not our problem anymore
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby Juronimo on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:15 pm

That's terrible. I hate to hear that.

I thought that Philly would seriously benefit from this trade, even more than us. At least for now that's not the case. I thought that Howard's back would be a bigger issue than Bynum's knees. I couldn't have been more wrong.

At any rate I hope Bynum recovers to dominate, except when he plays us of course.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby gcclaker on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:16 pm

It's a relief that the Lakers don't have to endure this BUT I wish Bynum a speedy recovery to help his new squad. Just watched Game 7 of the 2010 Finals the other day...there he was standing, clapping, watching the clock intensely...on the bench. Bynum will ALWAYS be a Laker to me.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby revgen on Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:21 pm

Finally a straight answer. What bothers me is that they said it was "precautionary", then they would keep giving another reason. I'll be very wary about trusting anything that comes out of the mouths of the 76ers brass from now on.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby Weezy on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:25 pm

Holy crap, 5 weeks? Wow, I was honestly looking forward to seeing how Drew did in Philly, a friend of mine is a Sixers fan and he was excited as well, really is too bad the guy has such bad knees. At the same time, WOW did we luck out by getting Howard for him, thank goodness Philly agreed to the trade and Drew passed whatever physical they gave him or we'd be ripping our hair out right now.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby laker911 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:46 pm

No one deserves a break more than this guy. He always seemed ready to explode and become dominant again until another injury sets him back. Hope a speedy recovery for him.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby lakersyunowin on Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:06 pm

oh man...how far drew has fallen....

all he needs is a stick and a bindle
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby quartzcharm on Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:11 pm

Glad the Lakers don't have to deal with this anymore, but wish him a speedy recovery.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:11 pm

So what happened?... I thought he was sore from the "Kobe" injection treatment...... now it's a "bone bruise" suffered before training camp?.... Wasn't it a bone bruise that hobbled him in the playoffs a few years back?....
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby gill on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:49 pm

i wish Drew all the best in Philly but having seen this for a couple of years with the Lakers can't say I'm surprised.

Would've been nice to see that young team with him at the middle by now.
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby Congo Cash on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:51 pm

That 5 weeks will become several months...
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Re: Drew to miss at least 5 more weeks, january target p.5

Postby therealdeal on Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:50 pm

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