We can’t afford another delay. Drew is needed more than ever.

ESPN: Before the team embarked on its current six-game road trip, Bynum said he wanted “a couple more” practices before he played in his first game.

After missing an opportunity Saturday, Bynum will hinge his decision to play Tuesday based on how his surgically repaired right knee is holding up after the team practices Monday in Washington.

“We’ll see after [Monday’s] practice,” Bynum said before the Lakers played the New Jersey Netson Sunday. “I want to see how I feel.”

Said Jackson: “We’re not putting anything on it until after we get through a practice. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday … One of those games he’s going to make it.”