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L.A. Times: In the story that won’t have an ending until it finally ends, Lakers Coach Phil Jackson cast some doubt on a regular-season return for Andrew Bynum.
When asked if Bynum might miss the rest of the regular season, Jackson said, “Oh, sure, there’s a very good possibility.”
Bynum sounded a little more hopeful.
“At this point, I’m trying to get back a couple of games before [playoffs] just so I can get, like, a tune-up,” he said. “The last two games, that’s the closest I can get back. And I have a good chance of practicing right before the playoffs with my team, get a bunch of hard practices in.”
The Lakers’ last two regular-season games are April 13 against San Antonio and April 15 against Sacramento. Both are at Staples Center.
There have been many guesses about the exact date of Bynum’s return since he went down Jan. 13 against Memphis with a bone bruise in his left knee and a subluxation of his left kneecap — a brief dislocation that popped back into place.