The difference between 2011 Andrew Bynum and 2014 Andrew Bynum is like night and day. It’s essentially the difference between the 2013-14 Cleveland Cavaliers to how much better the 2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers are about to become — only, the complete opposite.
Bynum has gone from great to bad — really, really bad.
And according to the New York Post‘s Marc Berman, Bynum is considering taking the 2014-15 season off to get healthy. And perhaps, with the lack of interest in the 26-year-old center, it’s the best way to go at this point of his career.
The 7-foot Bynum may not be reuniting with Phil Jackson‘s Knicks or any other team next season because he is seriously contemplating sitting out 2014-15 to undergo the Germany-based knee therapy called “The Regenokine Program” that would require an extra long rehab, according to his agent David Lee. But he could be in play for the following season.
Regenokine is a non-surgical program that promotes new cartilage growth through a series of injections. The FDA still hasn’t approved it in the United States. Bynum is considering doing the program with well-known doctor German doctor Peter Wehling, who worked with Kobe Bryant and Alex Rodriguez. It is similar but not identical to the PRP procedure.
Bynum played 24 games with the Cavaliers before getting released, then signed with the Indiana Pacers before getting released again. He averaged a modest 8.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last year in very limited duty.