The Philadelphia 76ers starting big man, Andrew Bynum, isn’t expected to play in the season opener against the Denver Nuggets on opening day for the Sixers on October 31st. The big man was originally scheduled to miss the preseason but now the front office of the Sixers is insisting he miss as much time as it takes until he is completely healthy.
Bynum, 7-feet, 300 lbs, is arguably the best center in the league when it comes to play in the low post and on the low block. The Sixers acquired him back in July with a four team trade that brought him to Philadelphia and sent forward, Andre Iguodala, to the Nuggets.
In the 2011-2012 NBA regular season, Bynum averaged double-double numbers and his play further solidified as he got selected to his first All-Star appearance. Last season, Bynum scored 18.7 points and grabbed 11.8 rebounds as well as reigning in 1.9 blocks all in the previous season.
With the absence of Bynum, center Lavoy Allen will play in his place, as he did with a combination of newly acquired Kwame Brown all preseason. The Sixers starting lineup for the starting day will host: Jrue Holiday, Jason Richardson, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and Lavoy Allen, to round off the lineup.
Looking at a much smaller roster, the Sixers trying to become a team full of spunk and lighting fast guards who can lead the floor on the break and with exemplary ball-handling skills.
With Bynum gone for the start of the season, the “New-Look” Sixers will still continue to push into the realm of success at the beginning of the 2012-2013 regular season.
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