Sixers Notes: 76ers' Nick Young says he's OK after dizzy spell

Posted: November 22, 2012

Nick Young left the 76ers' victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday after becoming dizzy in the third quarter. After being examined by doctors, Young said before Tuesday's game that he was fine.

"Yeah, it was a little scary," Young said. "I was out there on the floor and then all of a sudden everything just started to go dark. But they ran tests on me, and they all came back negative. They told me that it could have been something that I ate, but I'm fine."

Before he left Sunday's game, Young was involved in a collision that he believes may have been the source of the problem.

However, Young said there were other symptoms that made him nervous. "My heart was pounding a little fast and I got lightheaded," he said. "Any time that happens, you get a little nervous."

He showed no ill effects Tuesday night as he scored a team-high 23 points, also his high for the season.

Wayns awaits his turn

After a preseason that saw him average 10.3 points and more than 19 minutes per game, Philadelphia native Maalik Wayns saw his playing time almost completely disappear at point guard.

The former Villanova star has appeared in just one of the team's last six games, logging a paltry 3 minutes, 19 seconds in the Sixers' 94-76 loss to Detroit last week.

The team's third point guard behind Jrue Holiday and Royal Ivey, Wayns appears to be OK with the way things have gone.

"It's all a part of the game and being a rookie in this league," he said. "I've got a lot of great players in front of me. Jrue Holiday is kind of like an all-star right now and Royal is bringing us the toughness to the court. So I just wait my turn. Whatever way I can help my team, whether that's in practice or pumping the guys up on the bench, that's what I'm going to continue to do."

Bynum's knees

The Wilmington News Journal reported that center Andrew Bynum could miss the season, based on an unnamed orthopedic surgeon's opinion of the player's knee condition. The surgeon has not treated Bynum or seen the results of his medical tests.

Sixers spokesman Mike Preston said the team had no comment on the report.

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