Cleveland Cavaliers coach, Mike Brown, has already confirmed that Andrew Bynum will start the first day of this upcoming NBA season.
In an interview with Akron Beacon Journal, Brown said that the newly-signed center will be in the first team rotation on day one.
“He’s most likely going to start for us because he’s obviously an All-Star caliber player,” Brown said. “But we need to see where his health is as we progress toward training camp, into training camp, preseason and into the regular season. If everything fits right, if he’s completely healthy, no doubt about it, he’s our starter at center.”
Bynum has signed a two-year $24 million contract with Cleveland— despite sitting out the entire season last year with a knee injury.
“With the time off, I’ve been able to get the swelling in my knees out, so I’m anxious and ready to start. I’ve already moved to Cleveland, and come Monday, I’ll be working here every day.”
The center is still confident that he will help lead the Cavaliers to the playoffs.
“I want to get this team back into the playoffs and make some noise,” he said. “The Cleveland fans deserve that. I will bring leadership and experience to the great young nucleus of guys we have here. We have the talent. Now, all it’s going to take is hard work, and I’m willing to do that.”