UPDATE: Per multiple sources, Andrew Bynum has been ruled out of tonight’s gave vs. Houston. He is listed as day to day.
In shocking news, Andrew Bynum missed yesterday’s practice with soreness in his left knee (not the knee he had surgery on during the offseason). According to a report by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, he spent most of Monday’s practice with Lakers trainer Gary Vitti.
When asked whether or not he would be available for tonight’s game vs. Houston (7:30pm PT, FSW), Phil said, “We’re hopeful.”
Judging by the Lakers cream-puff defense in the paint this season, I think we can all agree that we need a healthy and motivated Bynum now more than ever.