Three NBA teams on Tuesday discovered they would be losing players for at least a week, if not an entire season.
--In Philadelphia, Andrew Bynum's season was declared 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 that Bynum, who has not played all season because of bone bruises on both knees, was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery in New York. He would sit out the rest of the season.
Bynum is a free agent at the end of the season.
--Tyson Chandler will miss at least one week with a bulging disc in his neck, an injury confirmed by an MRI exam.
Also, power forward Kurt Thomas, who has a stress reaction in his right foot, might miss 2-4 weeks.
Chandler missed the past two games with soreness in his neck. Coach Mike Woodson told The Sports Xchange on Monday he wasn't sure how long Chandler might be out.
The Knicks already are without Amar'e Stoudemire (knee) and Rasheed Wallace (foot) until the playoffs.
--Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters will miss at least a week with loose cartilage fragment in his left knee. Waiters left Monday night's game against the Indiana Pacers with soreness in the knee, and an MRI exam discovered the cartilage injury.
Waiters will rest and undergo treatment before returning to the court to test the knee. The team did not rule out potential arthroscopic surgery.
--Forward Malcolm Thomas signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls, the team announced Tuesday.
Thomas spent five games with the Golden State Warriors this season, and collected three points and five rebounds.