Andrew Bynum averages 17.8 minutes per game for the Cavaliers this season. The plan all along has been to bring the seven footer along slowly. In Saturday night’s win over the Chicago Bulls, Bynum logged a season high 30 minutes, scoring 20 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking 5 shots. All were season highs.
His 30 minutes played were seven more than his previous high set against the Heat last Wednesday. It was Bynum’s fifth straight game over 15 minutes.
According to coach Mike Brown, Bynum was fine after playing those minutes against the Bulls. Sam Amico wrote the story for Fox Sports Ohio-
“Well, after Saturday’s win over the Chicago Bulls, all appears dandy. That says something, considering the 7-footer was on the floor for a season-high 30 minutes, scoring a season-high 20 points (on 8-of-14 shooting) and collecting a season-high 10 rebounds with a season-high five blocked shots.
“From what our trainers said he was fine after the game,” coach Mike Brown said from the team’s practice court Monday.”
Good news for the Cavaliers. The three days off in between Saturday’s win and Wednesday night’s game probably made an impact in Mike Brown’s decision to let Bynum play as long as he did.
Bynum has sat out four of the Cavaliers’ 17 games. Two of those were an excused absence to attend to family matters. The other two were to give the big man’s surgically repaired knees a rest.