Andrew Bynum missed the entire season he was with the Sixers and played sparingly last season. Now the big man could potentially miss another year of his career because of his ailing knees.
Bynum's agent, David Lee, told the New York Post that the center is seriously considering sitting out the entire 2014-15 season to undergo the German-based Regenokine knee therapy procedure in hopes of coming back in 2015-16. Bynum has previously undergone the Regenokine procedure, which is a non-surgical process that requires a series of injections to help grow new cartilage in the knees.
Lee also said if Bynum is healthy enough to play in 2015-16 that the Knicks, who now boast the 7-footer's former Lakers head coach Phil Jackson as president, would be interested.
"If he’s healthy, Phil will be interested," Lee said. “Phil knew how to tap into Andrew. They got along famously."
The Sixers acquired Bynum in a blockbuster four-team trade during the summer of 2012 only to have the 26-year-old never suit up because of his troublesome knees.
Bynum signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the start of this past season, but he was traded to the Chicago Bulls after playing just 24 games. The Bulls waived Bynum, who went on to sign with the Indiana Pacers. He played in only two games for the Pacers before the team ruled him out indefinitely with knee swelling and soreness.
For the 2013-14 season, Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 41.8 percent from the field in 26 games.