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Andrew Bynum’s season over for struggling Sixers

Injured Philadelphia 76ers centre Andrew Bynum sits on the bench before the start of the Indiana Pacers versus the 76ers NBA basketball game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 16, 2013.


Andrew Bynum's season is officially over, before it ever began.

The 25-year-old, acquired as the centerpiece of a four-team deal that sent all-star Andre Iguodala to the Denver Nuggets from Philadelphia and Dwight Howard from Orlando to Los Angeles, the 76ers are left to count how many chips they're down in that swap.

The 76ers announced during Monday's game that Bynum, who has not played all season because of bone bruises on both knees, will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday in New York.

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He will not play in any of the team's remaining games.

The surgery is to clean out loose bodies in both knees that are causing chronic pain and swelling.

Bynum has a history of knee trouble, and had surgery two years ago as a member of the Lakers.

He has not talked to the media since March 1, when he said his health -- the Sixers are 26-40, and Bynum is a free agent at the end of the season -- is his only focus.

"I think being healthy is more important than everything else," he said. "If I am healthy, I'll get a deal. I have to be able to play and I need to get to the point with my body where I'm able to play ... however long it takes."

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