76ers center Bynum concedes he may not play this year

PHILADELPHIA — Out all season with bad knees, Andrew Bynum's latest setback may be the one that finally ends his year.

Bynum admitted for the first time that he may not play for the Philadelphia 76ers because of swelling in his right knee. Bynum had been steadfast since training camp that he would eventually make his Sixers' debut, even setting an All-Star break target date. Bynum backed off Friday because he still had swelling in his right knee from five-on-five drills last week. Bynum, an All-Star last season with the Lakers, refused to commit to a comeback.

"It's getting really late," he said. "I don't know."

Without Bynum, the Sixers have lost seven straight entering today's game against Golden State and are well behind the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.


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