Silver lining? Miracle? Call it what you want, but without Bynum’s injury, Lakers would not have pursued Gasol:
L.A. Times: Andrew Bynum’s injury could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the Lakers, provided he shows no ill effects when he returns in March. . . .
If Bynum hadn’t damaged a knee in a Jan. 13 victory over Pau Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies, General Manager Mitch Kupchak has acknowledged, the Lakers would not have pursued Gasol in a trade. . . .