Monday, October 4th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  11 responses

Andrew Bynum May Not Play Until December

Bynum tells the LA Times that his recovery from knee surgery may be slower than previously thought. Phil Jackson has no idea why this is, which is just terrific: “Bynum said a week ago he would be back in late November, a timetable that disappointed most Lakers followers, but even that prediction might have been optimistic. Bynum said Sunday he might not be back until December. ‘Yeah, it’s a possibility,’ he said. ‘I’ve got a little bit of pain still. It just depends on when I’m cleared.’ Bynum said he would see his doctor in three weeks and hoped to begin weight-bearing exercises after that. He had knee surgery in late July. Jackson seemed perplexed by Bynum’s December forecast. ‘He’s been saying that,’ Jackson said. ‘I don’t know why he’s talking about December. He can get weight-bearing activities started at the end of this month. Can you play in two weeks [after that]? Can you play in three weeks? Four weeks puts you at the end of November. So let’s just let it happen and not talk about what the timing is.’”

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  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Bynum dosnt have to play till May.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    If there are Laker fans that don’t think it’s critical missing Bynum for a month and a half early in the season, they’re going to be eating those words if they lose home-court advantage in the Finals to the Heat, Magic or Celtics. Why? One of two times Phil Jackson has lost a Finals appearance….the Lakers did NOT have home-court vs. Boston. This is major in that context.

  • chazz michael michaels

    oooohhhh andrew bynum might be out longer than expected?! haha shocker!

  • JTaylor21

    See lakers fans get mad when I call him a Greg Oden whose out for less time but still gets injured just as much. The Glorified Oop Catcher.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The Lakers will be fine, this is a veteran group. Bynum needs to get healthy and just having him in June, matters the most anyway. We can get by playing Theo at Center and Pau at times.

    @EBOY Also the Lakers lost in 2004 was based of off injury to Malone, Pistons outstanding defense and Shaq/Kobe beef and also the Lakers lost in 2008, was because the big man got out played by Powe, KG and Perkins. Homecourt had nothing to do with those loses. BOOK IT!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Uhm…..dummy, homecourt is huge. To downplay it shows your continued idiocy.

  • Bruno

    i’m a laker fan and agree with eboy about homeocurt … but damn I really don’t like bynum and that feeling grows season after season

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4


  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    The thing about Bynum; he’s basically untradable. And not because he’s worth holding on to.

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    part time player…

  • KB2412345

    i’ll tkae a 15pt 8 reb in 25 mins a night bust anyday :) Miami’s jealous cause they are like, “wait you guys actually have a big man and ones to fill in for him when he’s not here… shoot, we forgot about that part of the game”