Monday, November 29th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  9 responses

Andrew Bynum’s Slow Return Frustrating Phil Jackson

The Zen Master isn’t so Zen these days, as Andrew Bynum‘s continually delayed retun to action has gotten under his skin (since he has to play Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom more minutes than he’d like to). From the LA Times: “The injured Lakers center raised a few eyebrows Saturday when he said he wouldn’t be back for three more weeks, a proclamation that didn’t exactly enthrall Coach Phil Jackson. ‘We had hoped that it would be three weeks about three weeks ago,’ Jackson said Sunday before detailing the months-long wait for Bynum’s return from knee surgery last July. ‘This [surgery] is something that was supposed to take place after the season and he was supposed to be ready by the season, and we built our team around that fact. Well, everything got delayed,’ Jackson said. ‘His operation wasn’t done on time, Andrew was late to his operation, there was a whole myriad of things that have gone on in this thing. But the type of operation he has is a very unique operation. It’s not just a simple operation, so that changed the complexity of all this.’”

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  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    Well, get used to not playing without him because he’s gonna injure himself some time in February.

  • Bruno

    forget about bynum, Lamar and Pau are playing great ball, it’s only that the forwards in the bench are rookies so Phil doesnt play’em too much … this two losses came because the bench couldn shoot like in previous games

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

    is Phil on his period??

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

    is Phil on his period??

  • unrel

    phil is just messing with media, i think.. because it was phil that supported drew of delaying the operation because going to afica’s world cup could be an important experience.. besides.. if theo ratliff was healthy.. this wouldn’t be an issue..

  • Shem

    Truthfully, does it really matter. We all know Bynum has the potential to be a top 10 center, he’s so young and guards the rim very well but it really doesn’t matter when he returns. It’ll only be a few weeks after he returns until he gets injured again. We know it’s going to happen. Players that have been consistently getting injured throughout their career continuously get injured. That doesn’t change. You either have the injury bug or you don’t (especially for centers).. and he’s got it

  • http://www.slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    Nah, this is more about sending a message to “Pua-lina” who’s been gaurding the paint like homegirl just got her nails did.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    Phil knows Bynum thinks Scoring first BUT with a body that big his @ss just clogs the lane…Pau doesnt have the body and on top a’ that he’s not using his length, dudes been letting more guys in than lil Kim at the after party.

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