Monday, October 01, 2012

Sixers shut down Bynum for three weeks, sign C Moore

The Sixers announced today that the team will take precautionary measures with center Andrew Bynum and withhold him from basketball activities for the next three weeks in order to maximize the therapeutic effects of the Orthokine therapy he received earlier this month.

Bynum was examined by Dr. Jack McPhilemy of Main Line Health and was diagnosed with a bone bruise of the medial femoral chondyle of his right knee. During the aforementioned time frame, Bynum will continue participate in low impact conditioning drills.

Philadelphia also announced they have signed free agent center Mikki Moore in preparation for training camp which begins on Tuesday at Saint Joseph’s Hagan Arena. 

Moore (7-foot, 225) has played 13 seasons in the NBA despite not being selected in the 1998 NBA Draft out of Nebraska.  In 564 games with 181 starts, he has averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 18.2 minutes per game while shooting 55.1% from the floor.  In 2006-07, Moore led the NBA in field goal percentage (.609).

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