Andrew Bynum didn’t score a point last season. He didn’t grab a rebound or block a shot. He played in no games for the Sixers and only a few practices.
But Bynum, despite having well-documented knee issues that will impact his next contract, will not work out for teams on his free-agent tour, his agent David Lee told Yahoo! Sports.
Teams interested in Bynum –- Lee says there are “a half dozen” so far –- will be given medical reports on Bynum’s knees but won’t be able to watch the 7-footer run or perform basketball-related activities.
CBS Sports lists the Mavericks, Cavs and Trail Blazers as interested parties. The Mavs are desperate to surround Dirk Nowitzki with talent as he reaches the end of his career, the Cavs want to pair another playmaker with Kyrie Irving, and the Blazers ... apparently want to replace Greg Oden with another center with bad knees.
It’s a curious tactic for Bynum, who Lee says will start training this month for a return in 2013-14. One would imagine if the health issues were a thing of the past Bynum would be willing to run up and down the court for prospective employers.