L.A. Times: For the briefest of moments, Coach Phil Jackson offered visions of a hale, hearty Lakers lineup in the near future when asked about Andrew Bynum’s progress.
“He was on the floor shooting shots [without jumping]. . . . He looked relatively active for his condition,” Jackson said Tuesday. “He was doing pretty well.”
Bynum, however, won’t be returning from a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee any time soon. His progress is all relative to a timetable that will keep him sidelined until at least March 30, and possibly as late as April 27.
“Until he’s on the floor some time in March, we won’t know anything about that,” Jackson said. “The healing aspect still takes a while, so that’s still something going on. When we feel like he’s healed, then to do the therapy and exercises, that’s going to take a while.”
Bynum, out since Jan. 31, has not done much beyond flat-footed shooting. He is waiting for swelling to decrease in the knee before beginning to ride a stationary bike.