Here is some stuff about Bynum’s first practice back with the Lakers.
O.C. Register: Now that all the fallout is over (is it really over?) from injured Laker center Andrew Bynum’s recent visit to the Playboy mansion, more important issues can be address.
Such as, when will Bynum’s right knee be healthy enough for him to return to action?
Lakers coach Phil Jackson perhaps whet the appitite of Laker fans when he reiterated an earlier statement that it is very possible that Bynum could return to play in at least a couple of the Lakers’ final regular-season games.
An encouraging sign came Thursday, when Bynum participated in a half-court three-on-three scrimmage with a group that included center DJ Mbenga and guard Jordan Farmar.
The 21-year old Bynum had his lunch handed to him by Mbegna. Or was it the other way around because when asked how Bynum fared, Jackson said, “DJ ate him up today.”
Jackson did note, however, that Bynum was very active, jumped without any apparent pain and blocked some shots. His timing on his offensive game, as expected, was off.
But aside from adding that Bynum faces a arduous task in building his stamina back to game condition, Jackson was pleased with what he saw.
“He’s much improved in two weeks,” Jackson said. “The progress has been steady. He seems to be running the court. We’ll try to keep it at a level where he can negotiate, without a lot of bodies on the floor.”