PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Andrew Bynum is hopeful he can return to the Philadelphia 76ers around next month's All-Star break.
Bynum has not yet played in his first season with the Sixers as he recovers from bone bruises on both knees. Bynum took part in light shooting drills at Monday's practice. He says he's pain free.
Without Bynum, the Sixers are lagging at 16-22 and entered Monday four games behind Boston for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Bynum has worked weights into his rehabilitation and started running on Monday. He is on a six-step rehabilitation process that he hopes will get him back into lineup around the Feb. 15 All-Star break.

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