"I don't know if it's normal soreness or if I'm going to have to play with it. I don't know what it is," Bynum, said. "It's not anything that I haven't felt, so it's not new. It continues to go away over time, so it's all good stuff. No swelling, nope. I'm able to go again the next day."
About a month ago, Bynum said he expected to play his first game for the Sixers after the all-star break. Their first game after the break, which begins Thursday, is Feb. 20 at Minnesota. The Sixers will play 31 games after the all-star break. Bynum will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Sixers shooting guard Jason Richardson will have season-ending surgery on his left knee Thursday in New York.
Richardson, 32, has missed the last 10 games. He saw four doctors before opting for surgery to repair torn cartilage.
"It's crucial to get it done because I'm an older player," Richardson said. "The younger Jason Richardson would just say, 'Hey, let's do whatever it takes to get back on the floor.' But I'm an older player now and the league is getting younger and younger. I want to take every precaution to get back on the floor and continue my career."
Richardson said he would be using crutches for at least six weeks after surgery.