L.A. Times: Here are questions that readers had for our Lakers beat reporter, Mike Bresnahan.
Question: If Andrew Bynum does come back in the playoffs, would it be fair to say he would come off the bench? I really believe he will be great coming off the bench to play with Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic, Ronny Turiaf and Co. I really believe that’s as good as any other team’s bench, and he won’t disrupt the court when Pau Gasol is in the lineup.
— George Margaryan, Burbank
Answer: Indeed, Bynum will come back as a reserve, which will only strengthen an already deep bench. It will also save from disrupting the flow of the starters, who have developed an obvious synergy over the last nine games.
The big question remains, however, when will the kid be back?
The Lakers have remained mystifyingly silent on the subject, although I personally don’t see him returning until at least the Western Conference finals