Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum, will head to Germany next month, according to a report from the “Philadelphia Inquirer” on Monday, to undergo a non-surgical procedure to strengthen both his knees. The paper’s sources state that the recently acquired big man, who came to the Sixers from the Los Angeles Lakers last week, will go through the treatment, known as Regenokine; which reportedly has helped former teammate Kobe Bryant as well as Grant Hill and Brandon Roy.
The process consists of Bynum going through a ten-day period of doctors extracting tissue from his body, alter it and then put it back into his body. Roy, felt so much better after having gone through the procedure; that he has resumed his career in the Association, signing a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves after retiring last December.
Although, the paper states that the big man from the Sixers is not in any current pain and underwent a trouble-free campaign this past season, Bynum has been plagued by knee problems throughout his career in the Association. He missed large portions of the three previous campaigns, before the stars aligned for him this past year, as he had a breakout season and made his first NBA All-Star team.
Bynum is heading into a very important year for him, as he will become an unrestricted Free Agent next July 1. Although he could choose to stay in Philadelphia by signing a contract extension in the upcoming season, most NBA observers believe he will test the Free Agent waters next summer. Last month there were published reports, stating that Bynum would like to become a member of the Dallas Mavericks next season, a team that will have plenty of cap space to give him a max deal.