Andrew Bynum, who hired representation this past Sunday and is looking to make a comeback to the NBA, worked out at the Los Angeles Lakers’ practice facility this week, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Bynum is scheduling team workouts before training camps start. The 30-year-old last played in the league during the 2013-14 season with the Indiana Pacers.
Sources: Former Los Angeles Lakers champion center Andrew Bynum worked out in the Lakers' facility this week as he pursues NBA comeback. Not an official Lakers workout, but gave Bynum opportunity for open gym runs.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 12, 2018
Bynum began his NBA career with the Lakers in 2005. He made the All-Star team in 2012 and won two championships in LA. Bynum’s attitude and work ethic, however, began to become an issue and his knees started to deteriorate as well.
The Lakers traded Bynum to the Philadelphia 76ers in the summer of 2012, but the center never suited up for the Sixers due to knee ailments. The former first-round pick signed a free agent deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers in July of 2013. He appeared in 24 games with the Cavs and averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds.
The Cavs traded Bynum to the Chicago Bulls in January of 2014. The Bulls quickly waived Bynum, allowing him to sign with the Pacers.
Bynum’s best season in the NBA came during his All-Star campaign in 2011-12. In 60 games that season, Bynum averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds for the Lakers while shooting an efficient 55.8 percent from the field.
In 418 career games, Andrew Bynum holds averages of 11.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.6 blocks.