Andrew Bynum To Undergo Off-Season Knee Surgery, Skip Olympics

The Lakers’ center tells the L.A. Times that he’s focusing on his health and won’t play in London this summer. With Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge out as well, Team USA will be playing small: “Lakers center Andrew Bynum is not interested in playing in the Olympics because he wants extra rest and also plans to undergo the same innovative knee procedure that Kobe Bryant had in Germany last summer. ‘I’ve got to take care of my legs in the off-season,’ Bynum said Friday. “I’ve got some things planned for my knees…. I’ve got to do some therapy that I’m going overseas to do.’ Bynum has undergone surgical procedures on each of his knees in recent years.”