Barring a setback, Andrew Bynum finally will put on a 76ers uniform next month, Sixers general manager Tony DiLeo said Monday night.
The Sixers have been bubbling with optimism as Bynum continues to work long after the team has broken practice. He also has participated in some of the team's shootarounds but has not had any physical contact.
"I think it will be sometime in February," DiLeo said of the 7-foot center's debut.
The best news of the day came from Bynum, who is recovering from bruises and weakened cartilage in both knees.
"I did dunk yesterday," he said.
"I think the first week in February is when he'll do more extensive basketball drills," DiLeo said. "Right now, we're just building up for where he can get on the floor and do a practice with the team."