There were so many new faces in the gym at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for Friday’s Sixers’ media day that it was a good thing the players had their names on the backs of their uniforms.

Tony Wroten Darius Morris James Anderson Rodney Williams Vander Blue Tim Ohlbrecht Hollis Thompson … where did all those guys come from?

But wearing No. 23 was a familiar though unexpected face walking around the gym which may be the only chance he has to touch the hardwood for another month or so.

Jason Richardson the remaining piece of the deal that brought Andrew Bynum to Philadelphia turned up for media day despite the fact that he probably will not play again until January at the earliest.

Recovering from cartilage-graft surgery to repair the quarter-sized hole behind his knee that allowed him to play just 33 games last year Richardson said he hasn’t been able to run yet. The extent of his exercise has been on a stationary bike the weight room or in a swimming pool where the impact on his legs is minimal. As a result the 12-year veteran added some more muscle to his frame.