Sunday, October 10, 2010


Los Angeles Laker's Andrew Bynum poses for photos during the media day at the Lakers training facility in El Segundo, Ca., on September 25, 2010 (UPI Photo/Lori Shepler) Photo via Newscom

It looks like Andrew Bynum may receive the Yao Ming treatment in the rehabilitation of his knee injury. Phil Jackson believes that if the chronic Bynum suffers another knee setback than he'll have to start reminding Luke Walton of his dad and end up playing limited minutes. For the last three seasons 'drew has had to withdraw from play due to knee injury and as a big man if he is not eased back into playing slowly the risks are huge, (see Oden, Greg). Andrew now thinks he'll be back by December following the surgery he pushed back to the summer following the world championships and the world cup. Bynums doctor David Altchek, (who has made a lot of house calls to the Bynum residence) decided to sew up torn cartilage instead of removing it, this may be good or bad for the post darling. Coach Jackson said "If his knee doesn't hold up after having this process, then we'll have to think about what kind of minutes he can play in a career." It seems however that Bynum doesn't want to play like a role player. "I'm not down with that" said the former top ten draft pick. Despite being on a team stacked with the second week of February participants Bynum believes he can still be a star. We do to, just along with Oden and Yao we hope his dedication and hard work translates to time on the court. Maybe people just don't know how to look after big men these days.TIM DAVID HARVEY.

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