Surgery is the only cure for the injury, sitting out won’t do much.

ESPN L.A.: Andrew Bynum played his worst game of the playoffs since suffering a slight tear of the meniscus in his right knee in Game 6 of the Los Angeles Lakers first-round series against theOklahoma City Thunder and the performance left Lakers coach Phil Jackson wondering if he was going to use his young center moving forward.

Bynum had two points, two rebounds and four fouls in just seven and a half minutes in the Lakers 118-109 loss to thePhoenix Suns in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals Sunday.

“I’ll talk to him to see what his suggestion is about it and how he feels about it,” Jackson said. “I think he was ineffective. There were some things that got by him. He had one nice move in the post. Defensively I thought he was a little bit late.

Bynum concurred with Jackson’s assessment of his play on Sunday.

“I was ineffective, that’s obvious,” Bynum said after Suns forward Amare Stoudemire attacked Bynum and the rest of the Lakers frontline to the tune of 42 points, 11 rebounds and 18 foul-shot attempts, racking up fouls on the L.A. big men.

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  • dawg

    Oh Canada……!

  • Phil

    bynum put unnecessary pressure on himself and the lakers by overlooking the suns and talking about boston. 2 f’ing pts, missing from the playoffs, and he has the nerve to talk about boston? no more interviews for this kid. sit on the bench and keep your damn mouth shut!



  • trippleocho

    It could be a good idea sitting him this series because he ain’t doing nothing. Plus it would give him some rest for (potentially) the Finals against Boston.

    I think he would be a better matchup against Boston than this run and gun Suns squad. I think it’s a good idea.

  • Xtro

    Welcome to Los Angeles, Chris Bosh! And you as well Tracy McGrady

  • lakers are the bomb

    Expermint Over !!! Cash for Clunkers .
    Get this guy out of here.
    As Donald Trump Would say your Fired total useless.
    Bush would be in the game for 2 points 2 board s 4 fouls.
    Phil you might as well play Mobenga.
    Bynum hope you like Toronto you big mouth chump.
    You had a chance and blew it you injurys happen but
    your always hurt are you sure your not related to Bill Walton and Luke is your brother ?

  • gugy

    If we can trade Bynum for Bosh and maybe get rid of Luke and Sasha along the way with some people who actually put some effort. I am all for it.

    • j.dizzle

      At this point I would take Joakim Noah over Bynum. I understand that he has a little injury but it seems like he only plays with effort when he feels like it..Just watch Noah & you can see a BIG difference in attitude & hunger. Players like Bynum & Farmar are just lucky they got rings because of Kobe, Pau, & Fish’s efforts. If Bosh was available I would look into that too..We dont got time to wait for Bynum to grow up, they need to take advantage of having Kobe play at a high level for the next 2-3 years. If Drew doesnt have a big game 4, then I dont wanna hear anyone give this kid a pass with the typical “hes injured” excuses.

  • Leo

    Man, I don’t wanna write the guy off just yet…I still think he can do something for us. On the other hand, I’ve NEVER seen so many “and 1’s” given by a single player as I did last night.

  • seankobe

    yes rest him as we had the suns already, he can be use in some boston game, but trade him on summer not for bosh for noah. we dont need another scorer we need to bring back what trevor left us, the hustle!

  • LakersFirst

    The Lakers will have a difficult time winning the championship without a healthy Bynum. When healthy, the guy is an easy 20/10 guy (he’s demonstrated that).

    For those who think Chris Bosh, alone, is the answer, you are wrong. Chris Bosh is 6’10, 210 pound power forward. He is NOT a CENTER and poses no defensive threat whatsoever.

    I’m not saying I’m against Bynum being shopping around, however, you better get more than one power forward for him.

    • JFK-analysis-at-TLN

      Your comment is the only one that makes any sense- most of the other comment have no thought behind them. Bosh for bynum? We lose defense, height, strength and toughness for what?- more offense? we need guys that play Defense not guys like Bosh that only take mid-range jump shots.

      Bynum got in foul trouble in game 3 because he was trying to help Pau out each time Amare ran by him. For the 1st time this guy decides to be there for his team and play through an injury and you STUPID FANS are talking about trading him. So yes, he was ineffective last night and we lost. The Suns play fast and it’s hard for him to keep up.

      Say we make it to the finals- he plays well vs a slower Celtic team and we win the championship- what then? You guys don’t understand BB and all you do it get emotional like a girl and type without thinking…..

      • smuvplaya

        I am with you man. Don’t trade Bynum he just needs to be healthy!! I could see a scenerio that Shaq comes back to the Lakers for the league minimun and is Bynum’s back up. I think Shaq would push Bynum to be better and give us a legitimate defensive presence down low!!! Shaq to LA in 2010-2011 and he gets his 5th ring and retires a Laker like he should have a long time ago!!

    • LakersFirst

      I agree JFK. If Bynum is going to be traded, he should be traded for more than just one offensive minded power forward.
      If the Lakers do decide to trade Bynum (which again I’m not against), they should look for not only a quality big man in return, but also a guard, because quite frankly Farmar, Sasha, and Brown are a little too inconsistent for my liking.

      • highflyer

        what about brook lopez

  • andyhank

    Phil is playing with Bynums head.

    Watch. Hes gonna be effective game 4.

    On the side note, the potential of bynum > noah/bosh

    actual bynum < noah/bosh

    Why cant we use this 280 pound 7 footer to our benefit for ONCE? Just ONCE down the strech. Especially in an upcoming boston series where there are many problems that you could patch up.

    F*ck. There aint any other ones of this guy, except maybe dwight howard.

    • j.dizzle

      Potential is overrated…Noah has proven he can be effective in the playoffs. If LA gets to the Finals & plays boston, Andrew can be effective but he has to play with more passion..I wanna see more yelling & fire, everyone is banged up right now. I think he believes that he can always fall back on the injury excuse if he doesnt play well.

  • harmony_smurf

    Bynum is a huge a liability with his hefty contract, even if Bosh would be a bust, there are plenty of teams who would trade for him, unfortunately I fear the rest of the league is viewing Bynum as a liability also :(

  • xtro

    i hope kareem will motivate and inspire his prized pupil.

  • lakers0828

    They dont Need Sit Bynum Out its Not going to Happen Phill Is Just Playing Mind Games with The Media I cant Believe You guys are So Ignorant and Stupid That You still want Bosh lol ! Bynum will Be Fine He dont Need to score he Just needs defend Robin Lopez and if He gets a double double thats Good BUT I expect Bynum to Play !!

  • harmony_smurf

    lakerso828, don’t you need to be in the game in order to guard Robin Lopez? Phil using the media, Yes, but Bynum ineffective, yes also, I would much rather have an active Benga (who has heart) than Bynum on one leg.

  • nando08

    just bring in DJ for defense and give sasha a run, at least hes a pure shooter, maybe he can get hot and burn the suns with the open looks we get. Im sure in one game he’ll make more shots than channing frye.

  • lakers are the bomb

    Kareem motivate this guy. Bynum dosent want to work with Kareem. He is a kid with a brite future.
    But really shows his boy side. He may have the potential
    to be great if he stays healthy.
    Bynum is a strong 22 year old and if we trade him this may come back to haunt us.
    The secret is with the doctors to see if his injurys are going to keeping happening. Sometimes the body as big as he is just cant support the pounding.