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Andrew Bynum is still 5-8 weeks from making 76ers debut

Andrew Bynum is scheduled to resume basketball activities in December. (David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andrew Bynum's much anticipated debut as a 76er may be delayed until 2013 according to the team.

Bynum, who injured his knee in September of 2012, will not return to basketball activity until Dec. 10. He will likely require one to four weeks of conditioning and practices before he's available to his new team.

Tony DiLeo, the 76ers General Manager said, "We know that Sixers fans are eager to see Andrew Bynum play and shine in a 76ers uniform. We also know that no one is more eager to see Andrew play for the Sixers than Andrew himself. He fully realizes the key contribution he can make to the team. Hopefully, that day is coming soon."

Bynum suffered a bone bruise on his right knee in mid-September 2012, and was originally expected to need four weeks of rest. After being re-examined in late October, four more weeks were added to his time frame.

Bynum was traded along with Jason Richardson from the Lakers to the 76ers as part of the three-team deal that landed Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.

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