O.C. Register: Saturday’s Lakers practice was highlighted by Andrew Bynum’s participation in a five-on-five scrimmage, and the possibility exists that Bynum’s return to action could be sooner than originally expected.

Just not soon enough for Bynum, who has been out since Jan. 31, when he suffered a torn medial collateral ligament of the right knee in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Coach Phil Jackson has said that he hopes to have Bynum, 21, back for at least two or three regular-season games, as the Lakers prepare for a long playoff run.

Jackson carefully listed Bynum’s status as day-to-day, although he firmly stated that Bynum would not play Sunday against the Clippers.

“He’s moving pretty good,” Jackson said. “He’s playing relatively well. I think his conditioning obviously is going to be a problem. We’ll see how he reacts (today).”

Bynum harbors no such concerns.

“For me, I feel like I’m ready,” he said. “But I just need to get back in shape.”

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L.A. Times: “I’m not going to say he’s going to play tomorrow,” Jackson said. “But it’s going to be a day-to-day type of thing. We’re just going to see how he reacts to work, see what the swelling reaction is to that and then go from there.”

“If it was up to me, I would try to play tomorrow,” Bynum said. “But it’s not up to me. I’ve just got to take it one step at a time and keep moving.”

  • http://www.visionofthefans.com Chris Manning

    I believe the hard part is over. Getting in shape will be easy.

    Drew is back!

  • KuYa JL

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    Definitely, hopefully he gets in shape quickly.

  • gugy

    Not worried about him getting in shape.
    The most important thing is that he is pain free.

    He will get back in game shape as the playoffs progresses and probably reaching the best at the finals.
    We are fine in the West. We really need him at the Finals. Specially if we play Boston.

  • Lakerfanl

    Great news!

  • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

    TLN
    This is our year
    This is our time
    AB,KB,PAU and the gang
    Champs 09

    The Fairytale (Hollywood) ending will conclude with Kobe with a ring on his finger , i can see it already………………

  • paulpierce_best

    i dont think he’ll get in shape this season. defenitely boston year back to back baby. even tho andrew comes b perkins will own his ass…. woooooooooooo back to baaaack.

    • 242LakerFan

      You mean back to back runners-up? I admire you for being realistic. There’s no shame in being the second best team in the NBA two years in a row. Nice post.

  • FLUKE

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    Someone getting worried? I think you should be on your own forum worrying more about how your going to get passed Princess James or the Magic because the Sukd!ks can’t even get 2nd place in the east they’re suck in 3rd place.

  • Freshh

    Good job vagynum!

  • farmabrick

    Drew will have to come off the bench until probably mid-May due to the issue. If we get more than 15 minutes out of him per game in the first playoff series, consider yourselves lucky. Still, that is 15 minutes less wear and tear on Pau.

  • Muslim mamba

    Does this meanhe might play tomorrow if we blow the clips out tomorrow

  • lakers#1

    thats great!

  • kev

    man whats up with that paul pierce is the best? common man i have respect for teh celtics and they were better than us last year but commmon dude they are not gonna win it all this year, and you know it bynum its not even a big factor for the lakers, perkins is a disgustin ape that got out of the zoo a couple of years ago

  • LakersFirst

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    Yep, the Suckdics are getting worried. Where is KG at? Oh that’s right, he’s injured HAHAHAHHA

  • http://TLN Lakeshow!

    We get Drew back on the floor and Odom back running the bench-mob and we are golden!!!!!!!

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  • rondo

    Calling people APE is out of line Kev. Show more class and keep it clean.