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Andrew Bynum to practice for the 1st time Wednesday

The 76ers will likely get a look at their new big man Wednesday.


Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is expected to practice Wednesday for the first time with his new team, according to

Bynum, who has been undergoing knee treatments, was scheduled for an injection in his right knee Monday, so the team planned to give him 48 hours before they got him on the court.

Bynum's final injection of Synvisc-One is used for the treatment of osteoarthritis. It is a natural substance that lubricates and cushions the joints and is believed to provide up to six months of protection.

76ers coach Doug Collin said last week that Bynum is "progressing and on track to where I think he hoped he would be at this time." The team is aiming to have Bynum ready for the season opener against the Denver Nuggets on Oct. 31.

The 24-year-old will likely receive another injection in the knee at the All-Star break, according to

Philadelphia acquired Bynum in a four-team trade Aug. 10 with the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic and Denver Nuggets. The 76ers also acquired Jason Richardson in the trade.

Bynum had his best year as a pro with the Lakers last season. He averaged 18.7 points per game and hauled in 11.8 rebounds per game. He averaged 35 minutes per game -- his best mark in seven seasons.