With 29 game to go in the Sixers season, coach Doug Collins deemed Andrew Bynum “not close” after scrimmaging and practicing with the team for the first time on Feb. 22.
According to ESPN:
“He looked like a guy who hadn’t played in nine months,” Collins said. “I don’t think any bells and whistles should be sent off that he’s close to playing.”
“It’s amazing seeing him standing out there; he distorted the whole practice,” Collins said. “You get visions of what might’ve been … He’s said that he’s going to play, but this season is slipping away. We’ve got 24 games after (this weekend). We’re eight (games) under .500, and we’ve got to play the Miami Heat four times.”