Andrew Bynum's chronic knee issues may keep him from suiting up at the start of his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
According to a report from FOX Sports Ohio, the Cavs will likely open training camp on Oct. 1 without Bynum on the floor. One source even tells FOX Sports Ohio that the center is "nowhere near ready and is likely to miss the entire preseason."
Bynum had arthroscopic surgery on both knees on March 19. The Cavs haven't set a specific timetable for Bynum's return to the court and don't plan on playing the 25-year-old center until he is full healthy, according to the report.
Bynum, who missed all of last season with the Sixers after joining the team in a blockbuster trade, signed a two-year contract worth $24 million with the Cavs this summer. The Cavs guaranteed $6 million in the first year of the contract, with Bynum able to earn the other $6 million through performance incentives. The organization holds a $12 million option for the second year of the deal.
Bynum has averaged 11.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in a career plagued by knee injuries. He last played in a game on May 21, 2012.
The Sixers face the Cavs four times this season with the first matchup coming at the Wells Fargo Center on Nov. 8.