(PHILADELPHIA) — It will be at least another season before Andrew Bynum plays an NBA game for the Philadelphia 76ers.
The 25-year-old’s season is officially over after it was announced Bynum would have arthroscopic surgery on both knees Tuesday. Bynum, who was traded by the Los Angeles Lakers to the 76ers in August, has been dealing with knee issues all season and hasn’t played a single game.
“After many months of rehabilitation and consulting with numerous doctors, Andrew and the doctors treating him determined that this is the best course of action at this point,” Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said. “We will continue to monitor and evaluate his status moving forward.”
Bynum, who won two NBA titles with the Lakers, will earn $16.5 million this season.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN