Cleveland (WOIO) - He did not play a single minute last season with the Philadelphia 76ers, but he said he plans on being ready to go at the start of the season. Andrew Bynum was introduced as the newest member of the Cavaliers today, and said "I want to play a full season, and there is no doubt in my mind that I can do that."
The 7'0", 300 lbs.center said he is getting back on track and is excited to be with the Cavs.
"Come Monday, I will be working," said Bynum, who has already moved into the Cleveland area. "I plan to stay in the gym as much as possible."
Bynum averaged 18 PPG and 11 RPG during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were coached by current Cavs head coach Mike Brown. Bynum said he is looking forward to playing under Brown again. "He really likes to get the ball inside, and he sets it up for me and the team to be successful," said Bynum.
Brown expects Bynum to be a leader in the locker room and help the Cavs get to the next level. "I bring leadership, I bring experience, and we have an interesting opportunity to rise together and do something special. We have the talent, now all it is going to take is the work," said Bynum.
Bynum said he has never played with a true point guard before and is very excited to play alongside Kyrie Irving. He added that the additions of Earl Clark and Jarrett Jack give the team the experience they need to win in the playoffs. Bynum also said that he cannot wait to play with Anderson Varejao, adding that Varejao's energy and passion are something he has never experienced, and he is looking forward to the opportunity.
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