The 2012-13 NBA season may be off to a roaring start for most, but for a handful of players, they've yet to set foot on the court for a single game thus far.
The most disappointing of all absences may be that of Andrew Bynum, the Philadelphia 76ers' new potential superstar acquisition from the summer of 2012.
After traveling to Germany in September for the same knee treatment that Kobe Bryant received, Bynum hasn't practiced or played in a game for the Sixers due to a bone bruise in his right knee. (It's reportedly unrelated to the knee procedure.) On Monday, reports surfaced that Bynum won't be able to resume "normal basketball activity" until at least Dec. 10, according to the AP. He may not see actual game action until as late as January.
Bynum isn't the only player that NBA fans want back on the court, however.
Let's look at some of the 2012-13 debuts that we're still looking forward to.