Report: Andrew Bynum considering sitting out season to rehab knees

Andrew Bynum played two games with the Pacers last season before being waived.


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Free-agent center Andrew Bynum is considering sitting out next season to have therapy on his oft-injured knees, his agent told the New York Post.

Bynum, who was selected with the 10th pick in the 2005 draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, played for the Cavaliers and Pacers last season before being waived by Indiana for disciplinary reasons. Bynum has missed considerable time throughout his eight-year career after suffering multiple knee injuries, having played a full 82-game season just once.

Bynum’s agent, David Lee, said that the New York Knicks might have interest in the 7-footer when he’s back into playing shape. Bynum did help Knicks president Phil Jackson win back-to-back titles in 2009-2010 when Jackson was coach of the Lakers.

"If he’s healthy, Phil will be interested," Lee told the Post. "Phil knew how to tap into Andrew. They got along famously."