Andrew Bynum Nearing Return?

by March 25, 2010

Phil Jackson tells the OC Register that Bynum — who was supposed to be out until April — may rejoin the team on their current five-game road trip:  It’d be wholly out of character, but could Andrew Bynum be making an early return? Bynum was seen Wednesday not wearing the protective boot anymore — he still wears it at times — and reported significant improvement again his strained left Achilles’ tendon. Phil Jackson left the door open for Bynum to play late on this five-game trip that ends March 31. ‘He did say he’s feeling a lot better today,’ Jackson said before the Lakers-Spurs game. Jackson also noted about Bynum playing within the next week, ‘I can’t see that happening right now,” but Jackson reiterated later that it is a possibility.”