Sunday, November 28th, 2010 at 10:30 am  |  14 responses

Andrew Bynum: ‘I’m Looking at Three Weeks’

Dave McMenamin has an update on L.A.’s sidelined big: “In Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum‘s first full-contact on-court workout Saturday, he leaned on an old friend — literally. Bynum participated in half-court drills and banged bodies with Lakers backup center Derrick Caracter, who despite being a rookie is only six months younger than the sixth-year veteran. The two played prep basketball against each another in their home state of New Jersey. Now Bynum is prepping to make his return from offseason surgery on his right knee and his rehab is in the home stretch. ‘I want to [return] midway through December,’ Bynum said.  ’Hopefully, that’s two weeks. It’s looking more like a little bit later, probably. I have these two weeks here, then a week of practice. Realistically I’m looking at three weeks.’

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  • The Philosopher

    When Bynum gets into the flow of the season, it is The Lakers’ championship to lose, barring injury.

  • @tvac32

    If he can get back before that christmas day game miami is in a heap of trouble! Go Lakers!

  • http://nbaforum.net/superdroid.nettodownloadthisapp Holy Karron

    Not really he has a small impack to that team and he coming off da pine he wont be game ready to deal with anyone but when he at 100% if ever then we can speak on him but da show better without him to me just sayin

  • MikeC.

    Until you get injured again you big baby.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    he means 3 months

  • rainman10

    @Holy Karron, you dont know ball or the Lakers if you say Bynum has a small impact. If they didn’t have him last year they would not have won it all. Same with this year. He is a top 10 center when healthy.

  • MikeC.

    @rainman10 – being a top 10 center in today’s NBA isn’t saying much. Being a top 10 center could still leave a player out of the top 100 overall. The center position is extremely weak so we keep getting stories about “what if Bynum were healthy” and “just wait until Oden gets over the injury bug”. The C position is crap.

  • biged

    I read this title as 3 weeks until the Lakers take over the league…in the words of Plies: LET GO BIT

  • Omar

    LOL @ Mike C. but that’s absolutely what’s going to happen.

  • david

    Hurry up, he’s holding back my fantasy team!

  • jay

    Great, that means he’ll have some weeks to play himself into the ‘Annual Bynum Injury Time’ aka ABIT.

  • rich

    he might as well just backup gasol until the last month of the season then play playoffs

  • Mike from Spain

    He should come off the bench, play 20 minutes a game to keep Gasol’s minutes down, Odom is fine at the 4 with Barnes or Shannon Brown as 6th man. 40+ minutes a game is too much playing time for Gasol, and starting Bynum is taking too many chances for a relapse of the injury

  • ClydeSays

    Meanwhile, Phil is tweaking him in the press. Makes NO sense to rush him back…