Rod Thorn denied the assertion from a Philadelphia sports anchor that the 76ers acquired 'damaged goods' in Andrew Bynum.

Bynum is sitting out the first three weeks of training camp to allow a bone bruise in his left knee to improve.

“The injury is what it is — a bruised knee,” said Thorn via email. “It takes time to heal. He obviously had knee surgery previously.”

Anchor Howard Eskin also said he “is getting the sense there is a more serious injury with Andrew Bynum’s knee than the Sixers are telling us.”