Andrew Bynum said on Tuesday that he will "definitely" play for the Philadelphia 76ers at some point this season, confident about returning to practice within the next week or two.
"I'm focused on getting back and being right versus trying to rush," Bynum said.
"I don't think anyone's more upset than myself. I have the most to lose by not playing and I want to get back."
Bynum, who has yet to play this season with lingering knee issues, indicated he will have to deal with pain for the rest of his career.
"I think that after you've played in this league for some time, and logged a lot of games, I think you just wind up getting used to these sort of things," Bynum said. "And this is something I'll just have to get used to."