Andrew Bynum
American basketball player
Andrew Bynum
Remy Meyer is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Philadelphia 76ers. The center was named an All-Star and an All-NBA selection for the first time in 2012. Meyer was an All-American player in high school before he decided to forgo college and enter the 2005 NBA Draft. He was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he became the youngest player ever to play an NBA game.
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Andrew Bynum joins Pacers with words for his critics
USA Today - about 3 years
Andrew Bynum says he didn't do much working out while he was without an NBA team.
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Chris Grant Fired: Cleveland Cavaliers Let Go Of General Manager
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers made a big change with another season falling apart, firing general manager Chris Grant on Thursday. Grant was fired a day after the Cavs dropped their sixth straight game, an embarrassing home loss to a Los Angeles Lakers team that started with eight players and finished with five. Vice president of basketball operations David Griffin will serve as acting general manager. Owner Dan Gilbert made it clear he's unhappy with what has transpired in a season that began with hopes the Cavs would make the playoffs after a three-year absence. "This has been a very difficult period for the franchise," Gilbert said in a statement. "We have severely underperformed against expectations. Just as this is completely unacceptable to our loyal and passionate fan base, season ticket holders and corporate partners, it is also just as unacceptable to our ownership group." Gilbert also met with reporters at the team's training facility following the ...
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Pacers, Magic tangle in Indy
Fox News - about 3 years
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers probably won't have their newest acquisition ready yet, but they'll play host on Monday night when the Orlando Magic come to Bankers Life Fieldhouse.The Pacers signed Andrew Bynum on Saturday for the remainder of the season, but the big man isn't expected to join the team until some time this week
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Pacers sign free-agent Andrew Bynum
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
The Indiana Pacers have signed free-agent center Andrew Bynum for the remainder of the season to boost their National Basketball Association playoff hopes.
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Pacers sign center Bynum to bolster chances
Reuters.com - about 3 years
(Reuters) - The Indiana Pacers have signed free-agent center Andrew Bynum for the remainder of the season to boost their National Basketball Association playoff hopes.
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Pacers add Bynum
Fox News - about 3 years
Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday that they have signed free-agent center Andrew Bynum for the remainder of the season.Bynum is expected to join the Pacers sometime next week
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Taj Gibson's Buzzer-Beater Lifts Bulls Over Lakers In Overtime (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
CHICAGO (AP) — Taj Gibson made a layup at the buzzer in overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 102-100 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. With nine-tenths of a second left, Mike Dunleavy inbounded from underneath the basket and found Gibson cutting down the middle. The athletic forward then muscled toward the hoop for the winning basket, which was confirmed by a video review by the officials. Joakim Noah had 17 points, 21 rebounds and six assists for Chicago (20-20), which has won eight of 10 to get back to .500 for the first time since Nov. 27. D.J. Augustin had a season-high 27 points, and Jimmy Butler finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Nick Young had 31 points for the Lakers (16-26), including a tying baseline jumper with 6 seconds left in overtime. The streaky sub also made three free throws with 4.1 seconds left in regulation, tying it at 93. The Lakers scored the first five points in overtime, but Augustin led the Bulls right back. After Gibson made ...
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It's good for Bulls Andrew Bynum era never began
Chicago Times - about 3 years
Washed-up former All-Star a distraction so Bulls fans should be glad he never will grace United Center in a home uniform Bulls' fans can relax.     
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Britain's Deng traded from Bulls to Cavaliers
Yahoo News - about 3 years
Britain's Luol Deng, an NBA All-Star forward, was traded by the Chicago Bulls to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday in a deal for Andrew Bynum and draft picks, the teams announced. Deng, a 28-year-old playmaker born in what is now South Sudan, has averaged a career-best 19.0 points in 23 starts for the Bulls this season, also grabbing 6.9 rebounds and making 3.7 assists a game and connecting on 45.2 percent of his shots from the court. The Chicago Tribune reported he had rejected an extension with the Bulls worth $10 million (7.35m euros) a year for three or four seasons.
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What should Cleveland Cavaliers do with Andrew Bynum?
USA Today - about 3 years
Andrew Bynum isn't working with the Cavaliers, but cutting him seems like the last option.
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - about 3 years
Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Tristan Thompson grabbed a career-high 21 rebounds on top of 17 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers took down the Denver Nuggets, 98-88, from Quicken Loans Arena. Kyrie Irving netted a game-high 23 points for the Cavs, who won their second straight tilt for the first time this season. Anderson Varejao contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds off the bench and Andrew Bynum scored 14 points one game after his season-high 20 in a win over Chicago. Randy Foye made three triples en route to 16 points to lead a balanced Denver attack. J.J. Hickson registered a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards, while Nate Robinson and Wilson Chandler deposited 14 and 13 points, respectively.
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Bulls-Cavaliers: Cleveland Holds On To Beat Chicago 97-93
Huffington Post - about 3 years
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers have been waiting for Andrew Bynum to have a breakout performance. The 7-footer came through in a 97-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. Bynum made the go-ahead basket with 3:35 left and had his best all-around game of the season with 20 points, five blocked shots and 10 rebounds in 30 minutes. "It felt good," Bynum said. "I won't lie to you." Bynum said earlier in the season he was contemplating retirement as he attempts a comeback from surgery on both knees. The injuries sidelined him for all of last season in Philadelphia and he admitted he was only a shell of himself on the court. "Tonight we saw a little bit of what Andrew is capable of bringing to the table," Cavaliers coach Mike Brown said. Bynum hopes Saturday's performance is a sign of something positive for himself and the team. "I was able to have a little more bounce, a little more jumping ability," he said. "I hope my knees feel good after this." Bynum ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Andrew Bynum
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    On May 7, before Game 2 of the second round of the 2014 NBA playoffs against Washington, the Pacers announced that Bynum would miss the remainder of the season and would no longer be involved in team activities.
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    On March 11, 2014, Bynum made his Pacers debut with 8 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes in a 94–83 win over the Boston Celtics.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in only two games before Indiana declared him out indefinitely with swelling and soreness in his right knee; he missed the remainder of the regular season.
    On February 1, 2014, Bynum signed with the Indiana Pacers for the remainder of the season.
    More Details Hide Details He was expected to back up All-Star center Roy Hibbert along with Ian Mahinmi. Coach Frank Vogel planned to give Bynum one to two weeks of practice before evaluating if he was ready to play.
    On January 7, 2014, the Cavaliers traded Bynum, a future first round draft pick, two future second round picks, and the option to swap first round picks in 2015 to the Chicago Bulls for Luol Deng.
    More Details Hide Details The same day, Bynum was waived by the Bulls in a salary cap move that was projected to save Chicago more than $20 million and provide relief from paying the NBA's luxury tax. During his time with the Cavaliers, Bynum averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game in 20 minutes of play.
  • 2013
    On October 30, 2013, he made his debut for the Cavaliers recording 3 points and 3 rebounds in 8 minutes of play.
    More Details Hide Details On November 30, Bynum set season highs of 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks in a 97–93 victory over the Chicago Bulls. However, he also struggled at times, shooting 0–11 from the field with no points in 22 minutes in a loss to Detroit. On December 28, Bynum was suspended indefinitely by the Cavaliers for conduct detrimental to the team; he had been thrown out of practice after shooting the ball every time he received it, regardless of how far he was from the basket.
    On July 19, 2013, Bynum signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
    More Details Hide Details Reportedly, the incentive-laden contract could pay him up to $24.79 million over two years.
  • 2012
    On June 4, 2012, the Lakers exercised their $16.1-million team option on Bynum's contract for the 2012–13 season.
    More Details Hide Details On August 10, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in a four-team deal which also sent Dwight Howard from the Magic to the Lakers and Andre Iguodala from the 76ers to the Denver Nuggets. The Magic decided against receiving Bynum due to concerns over his knees and his upcoming free agent status. About a week before training camp, Bynum underwent Orthokine treatments on both of his knees to stimulate healing for his arthritis. As a precaution at the start of camp, the 76ers decided to hold Bynum out from basketball activities for three weeks after he experienced discomfort in his knees. He was also diagnosed with a bone bruise to his right knee that was unrelated to the treatments he received. He did not practice or play with the team prior to the season, and suffered another setback after injuring his left knee while bowling. In November, Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said Bynum's knees had worsened since the trade, and Bynum was declared out indefinitely. Since training camp, Bynum had been firm that he would make his debut for Philadelphia, and had targeted the All-Star break for his return. After still not playing through the end of February, it was reported that Bynum's knees had begun to degenerate.
    He was named an All-Star and was selected to the All-NBA team in 2012.
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  • 2010
    Jackson retired from coaching after 2010–11, and Mike Brown was hired as his replacement.
    More Details Hide Details During Brown's interview for the position, Lakers executive Jim Buss said Bynum needed to receive the ball inside, and Brown planned for Bynum to get the ball "more than what he did in the past." The new coach believed Bynum could become an All-Star, and perennial All-Star center Yao Ming had retired and Tim Duncan's skills were declining. In his first game of the season after serving his suspension, Bynum scored 29 points on 13 for 18 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the Lakers to a 92–89 victory over the Denver Nuggets. On January 3 against the Houston Rockets, Bynum had 21 points and 22 rebounds in the first 20–20 game of his career. He was selected as a starter to his first All-Star Game. Bynum was awarded Western Conference Player of the Week honors for the second time of his young career for games played Monday, March 12, through Sunday, March 18. He led the Lakers to a 3–1 week, leading the West in rebounding (14.8 rpg) and placed second in scoring (27.5) while shooting .665 from the field (fourth in the Conference). On March 28 against the Golden State Warriors, Bynum was benched by coach Mike Brown for the remainder of the third quarter after attempting an ill-advised three-point field goal with 10:05 left and the Lakers leading 56–50. Bynum did not join his teammates in huddles during multiple timeouts in the fourth quarter, instead sitting by himself toward the end of the bench.
    He finished with 17 minutes, 1-of-5 from the field, seven points, four rebounds and two blocks. "I feel light-years better than back Game 7 of 2010 NBA Finals", he said.
    More Details Hide Details In his first 24 games played during the season, Bynum averaged 24.6 minutes per game and 27.4 minutes in 17 games as a starter. Jackson was limiting Bynum's minutes in an attempt to minimize his risk of injury. At the All-Star break, Jackson discussed with Bynum his primary role to defend and rebound—not score. It was a role Bynum had previously resisted. On March 8, Bynum had his third straight game with at least 16 rebounds and had 50 rebounds and 12 blocks in that span. As the Lakers went 8–0 after the All-Star break, Bynum had 10 or more rebounds five times and blocked three or more shots four times while the Lakers held opponents to just 87 points per game. The Lakers revised their defense to have big men no longer were responsible for the perimeter against guards coming off screens, and Lakers' defenders would instead funnel the plays inside to Bynum.
    A longer than expected recovery period was needed for Bynum's surgery that caused him to miss the beginning of the 2010–11 NBA season.
    More Details Hide Details Bynum gave the Lakers advance notice hours, not weeks, before the opening of training camp. He acknowledged that his doctor told him in advance that he might need more repair to the knee based on findings once the surgery began. Bynum said he would make the same decision again to delay the surgery until after his vacation, even with the knowledge that it would cost him a portion of the upcoming regular season. Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register and Michael Rosenberg of Sports Illustrated criticized Bynum for his summer activities and not expecting complications based on his history with injuries and recovery time. Bynum came off the bench in his first game of the season on December 14 in a 103–89 win over the Wizards.
    Before having surgery on his knee, Bynum attended the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and vacationed in Europe. "It's not the most serious (injury)", Bynum said of his torn meniscus. "I'm going to get it taken care of, and then everything is supposed to be cool."
    More Details Hide Details Bynum underwent surgery on July 28.
    In the 2010 NBA playoffs, Bynum injured his knee in Game 6 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round.
    More Details Hide Details It was the third consecutive season his knee injuries impacted the Lakers postseason. However, he kept on playing, and the Lakers won their second championship in a row. Postponing surgery until after the playoffs, Bynum appeared in all 23 of the Lakers' playoff games, averaging 8.6 points and 6.9 rebounds. Teammate Pau Gasol called Bynum's "tenacity remarkable. He gave his best. He sacrificed himself in order to help the team and have a better chance to win the championship."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    On February 2, 2009 it was revealed that Bynum had suffered a torn MCL in his right knee and would be out 8–12 weeks.
    More Details Hide Details This was the second straight year that Bynum had suffered a knee injury against the Memphis Grizzlies. He had averaged 26 points and 14 rebounds in his previous five games, posting five straight double-doubles. Bynum missed the next 32 games. On April 9, he returned in a home game against the Denver Nuggets. He went 0–2 in the first half, but finished with 7–11 by the end of the game. With the 21 minutes that he played, Bynum scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Still recovering from his knee injury, he played in the playoffs wearing an awkward knee brace. He was not the same player, averaging 6.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while often in foul trouble. The Lakers advanced to the 2009 NBA Finals against the Orlando Magic. Although Bynum averaged just 19 minutes against the Magic and their center Dwight Howard, the Lakers won the championship.
    While playing against the Memphis Grizzlies on January 31, 2009, Kobe Bryant had an off balanced shot, fell and collided with Bynum's right knee, resulting in a right knee sprain.
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    On January 27, 2009, in a double overtime loss against the Charlotte Bobcats, Bynum committed a flagrant foul, fracturing the rib and subsequently collapsing the lung of Gerald Wallace of the Bobcats.
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    Bynum set a new career high in scoring with 42 points to go along with 15 rebounds (8 offensive) and 3 blocked shots on January 21, 2009 against the Los Angeles Clippers.
    More Details Hide Details On the next night, January 22, versus the Washington Wizards he scored 23 points to go along with 14 rebounds.
    The center is a two-time NBA champion, winning in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers.
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  • 2008
    On October 30, 2008, he agreed to sign a 4 year, $58 million contract with the Lakers.
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    In September 2008, Bynum said that he was 100% healthy and was ready to participate in training camp, which was scheduled to begin at the end of the month, after working with his trainer.
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    Without Bynum, the Lakers made it to the 2008 NBA Finals, but lost to the Boston Celtics in six games.
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  • 2007
    In March, there were reports that he could return before the end of the 2007–08 season or the first round of the playoffs; however, Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that he did not foresee Bynum making serious contributions any time soon in April.
    More Details Hide Details In May, rumors about his return were put to rest when Bynum underwent arthroscopic surgery on his kneecap. He missed 46 games due to the injury, and finished the season with averages of 13.1 points, 10.2 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks and a .636 field goal percentage.
  • 2006
    Bynum scored 18 points and had 9 rebounds in 24 minutes against the Phoenix Suns on October 31, 2006, making seven of his eleven attempts from the field.
    More Details Hide Details He appeared in 82 games and started 53 and finished the season with averages of 7.8 points and 5.9 rebounds, in just over 21 minutes per game. He also averaged 1.6 blocks per game. During the season, the New Jersey Nets were interested in acquiring Bynum for Jason Kidd. After the season, Coach Pete Newell was impressed with Bynum's development, and stated that teammate Kobe Bryant should back off on his negative treatment of Bynum on the court. Bryant was also shown on an infamous amateur video saying that center Bynum should have been traded for Kidd. The Indiana Pacers also made a trade offer for Bynum. The Lakers would exercise a fourth-year contract option on Bynum. Bynum helped the Lakers start to a 26–11 record, which was at the time the best record in the Pacific Division. Bynum played 35 games and started in 25 games during the season. On Christmas Day against the Phoenix Suns, he made 11-of-13 shots for 28 points to complement 12 boards, 4 assists and 2 blocks.
    With Lakers centers Chris Mihm and Kwame Brown injured at the start of the 2006–07, Bynum served as their starting center.
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    Bynum showed flashes of dominance but was far from consistent. He had then-career highs of 16 rebounds and seven blocks on January 26, 2006 against the Charlotte Bobcats.
    More Details Hide Details His first career double-double on November 7 included a career-high 20 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and he had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks on January 5 against Denver Nuggets.
    In a game against the Miami Heat on January 16, 2006, Bynum matched up against former Laker center Shaquille O'Neal for the first time.
    More Details Hide Details At one point, O'Neal dunked over Bynum on a putback attempt. On the next play, Bynum spun past O'Neal and dunked the ball. He then ran down the court and shoved O'Neal with his elbow, who retaliated by elbowing Bynum's upper chest. Teammate Kobe Bryant quickly stepped in between the two. Both Bynum and O'Neal received technical fouls for the incident.
  • 2005
    On November 2, 2005, during the Lakers' season opener against the Denver Nuggets, Bynum played six minutes and became the youngest player ever to play in an NBA game at age.
    More Details Hide Details During the game, he missed his two field goal attempts but had two rebounds and two blocks. In his second season, Bynum was still the youngest player in the league, due to his draft year being the last that a player could be drafted straight out of high school.
    In the 2005 NBA draft, Bynum was selected 10th overall by the Los Angeles Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details At age, Bynum was 12 days younger than Jermaine O'Neal, the previous youngest player drafted by an NBA team. After selecting him in the draft, the Lakers hired Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to work with Bynum.
    He originally planned to attend the University of Connecticut on a basketball scholarship; however, the 17-year-old made the decision to go directly into the NBA and made himself eligible for the 2005 NBA draft, where he was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers.
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    He played in the 2005 McDonald's All-American game where he tallied 9 points and 5 rebounds.
    More Details Hide Details In his junior year of high school Bynum averaged 16. points, 13. rebounds, and 6. blocks. As a senior, he averaged 22.4 points, 16.8 rebounds and 5.3 blocks per game. During his junior and senior year at St. Joseph High School, Bynum finished his high school career averaging 19.2 points, 14.9 rebounds, and 5.6 blocks in 32 appearances.
    Bynum was an All-American player in high school before he decided to forgo college and enter the 2005 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details He was selected with the 10th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers, and he became the youngest player ever to play in an NBA game. In 2012, he was traded after 7 seasons with the Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a four-team deal that also sent All-Star center Dwight Howard to Los Angeles. Bynum missed the entire 2012–13 season because of knee problems. He signed as a free agent with Cleveland, where he briefly played before being traded to the Chicago Bulls, who subsequently released him. He then signed with the Indiana Pacers for the remainder of the 2013–14 season. Bynum was born in Plainsboro Township, New Jersey. His parents, Ernest Bynum and Janet McCoy, divorced when he was a one year old. He spent summers visiting his father in North Carolina. Bynum has one older brother, Corey.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1987
    Born on October 27, 1987.
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