Andrew Bynum sat out of all of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers after suffering several issues with his knees.  He became a free agent and signed a two-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  It’s uncertain if he will play right away or how effective he’ll be but he apparently has a great deal of confidence with this goal.  Read more after the jump.

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His agent is confident his client will return to top form after sitting out all of 2012-13 with knee issues.

“His expectation is to be nothing less than an All-Star next year,” David Lee told the Akron Beacon-Journal on Thursday. “Now I don’t know if anybody wants to say that out loud because there’s always a hesitancy to put pressure on himself. But in his mind, absolutely. He doesn’t see any reason why not.”

Bynum can earn $24.5 million over the next two seasons, however at this time he only has $6 million worth of salary protection for 2013-14. Bynum will be the Cavs starting center if his knees are good-to-go when the regular season tips off.

“He’s ready to go,” Lee said. “I don’t think [the knees] are going to be a prohibitive issue. I think last year was an aberration for a whole host of reasons.”