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Andrew Bynum says he'll be back for playoffs

Apr 8, 2010, 9:47 PM EDT

Andrew Bynum saw what happened to Chris Bosh. He saw what happened to Andrew Bogut. And he said to himself, “Why rush back?”

Bynum told the assembled media in Denver before the Lakers/Sixers game that he is targeting being back for the first game of the playoffs, likely April 18. The ultimate Lakers beat guy, Kevin Ding, has the report:

“I’m going to play in the first game of the playoffs,” he said.

Bynum has a strained Achilles tendon, but there is no tear (as two MRI’s have confirmed). The Lakers don’t need him for the regular season, where they basically have best record in the West wrapped up, but they will need him in the playoffs. Especially on defense.

  1. David Hurd - Apr 9, 2010 at 9:48 AM

    I think Andrew is doing the right thing.. Y should he come back,& risk gettin hurt again… The playoffs are coming up,so whynot sit out untill then. On other news,i feel that Phil should play Andrew more in the 4qr.,but who im i 2 say…

  2. Reedosan - Apr 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Totally agreed. Well rested Bynum and Bryant,they’ll tear up their first round opponenet.

  3. wizard of Ozola - Apr 9, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Kobe better get his butt back, his coptor pilot has been out of work since Mr. $ 5 million ringman hasn’t been upchucking his 30 shots a game.And here we thought Kobe would pay for Shasa to be helicoptored over to STaples, oh the horror.

  4. cclark1954 - Apr 10, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    The Lakers will be alright. Going to be a tough ride to the championship, but they’ll get there! Hopefully they’ll meet Cleveland. All of the “basketball world” wants this matchup, let’s give it to them. Lakers win and silence the critics al at the same time!! See you at the parade, downtown L.A.!!

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