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Bynum has small cartilage tear in right knee

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Lakers center Andrew Bynum is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Utah because of a small tear in the anterior horn, or front part, of cartilage in his right knee.

Bynum had been playing with a smaller, asymptomatic tear in the anterior horn but it worsened slightly when he sustained a hyper-extended knee Friday in Game 6 of the Lakers' first-round series against Oklahoma City.

Bynum played 27 minutes in the game but had only six points and four rebounds.

"There's some issues," Lakers Coach Phil Jackson said Saturday. "He's hoping to play if he's asymptomatic tomorrow."

If he is unable to play in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, Pau Gasol will start at center and Lamar Odom will move from the bench to starting power forward.

The original tear was discovered last June when Bynum had an MRI after the season, the Lakers said Saturday.

"It was completely asymptomatic," team spokesman John Black said. "He didn't know he had it. It didn't bother him. No symptoms whatsoever, but it showed up radiologically. He's been playing with that and just recently with the hyper-extension, it's gone from a very small tear to a small tear." 

Bynum averaged 12 points and 6.2 rebounds in the first round against Oklahoma City.

--Mike Bresnahan

Photo: Lakers center Andrew Bynum reacts after getting called for a technical foul earlier this season. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

 
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All I can say is...keep the faith on Bynum. Hopefully this won't be all that bothersome. He was able to play and play hard if I do say so myself so it's not so bad.

GO Lakers!

Why?


Wes

He was sure jumping after Pau hit the shot, hopefully that's a good sign.

He got hurt on just coming down on a rebound. Talk about injury prone for life.

Via the twitter feed of Mike Trudell (Lakers Reporter for Lakers.com) the MRI on Bynum’s knee show a “small tear of the anterior horn of the lateral miniscus” and that “this is something that he will try to play through”. Trudell also says that “last June, Bynum had a very small tear in this same area and that the hyper-extension re-aggravated it”. Bynum is officially listed as questionable for game one, though everyone seems to think he’s going to give it a go.

Bum

Good thing Kobe's not injury prone.

MH

He'll be fine. He was playing through it after he hyperextended it. No big deal.

Time to man up, Drew! Tape it, massage it...put some Icy Hot on it . Do whatever you have to to get on the court and be effective. This is no time for being timid. It's winning time! If he can't hurt it any more, he needs to man up and play.

He was sure jumping after Pau hit the shot, hopefully that's a good sign.
Posted by: Mark G | May 01, 2010 at 04:03 PM

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anything for the Alliance (PJ, Gassy, Fishy).

LOL. don't take it seriously. not the Alliance. my association. my Star Wars or whatever culture is NONE. ZILCH. also i know that some Danny Crane guy played some captain and all the girls were in love with him. and i bought the famous stamp sheet so i can use them when i send letters to all those people who make funny SIGNS with their hands and fingers. at least i can do to respect their drive. and they all loved it.

LakerTom has to have a miserable weekend. not a good news.

is Mike T celebrating?

but on a positive note i've seen a sighting of DJ yesterday in the huddle. he had the Lakers uniform ON.

i heard bill simmons say a post-season trade is already a done deal: bynumb for chris bosch. i hope he is right! Mitch?

Time to trade him in the off season. Doesn't matter about potential already - this guy has weak body parts and it's going to haunt us in the long run. We need a big man who can play the season AND the playoffs. Noah is definitely not as talented but he doesn't get hurt as much.

Why have a guy like Oden when he doesn't even end up playing?

Same with Drew - granted he helped the Lakers get past the Thunder but we need him as we get deeper into the playoffs. If he's not available then what's the use of having a 7 foot beast?

I think the LA times meant Lateral "Meniscus" Tear, not cartilage tear. There is a huge difference.

Bynum's large body doesn't appear to be able to handle the stress of the NBA. Its unfortunate but he's still young and getting injured on semi routine plays. This doesn't bode well for the future.
Lakers should keep for though because I don't see much trade value for somebody that gets hurt every dozen games

Again, every 6 or so games, Bynum gets hurt.

Young Andrew Bynum appears to have a wonderful disposition and attitude. However, the organization needs to take a look at unloading him for an established big man who can stay on the court. Bynum's injuries are wearing my patience thing. We can no longer trust his body or rely on his production.

Kobe, injury prone? That's funny. His finger was a result of a bad deflected pass. He looked pretty good last night! Why in the world PJ sat him for WAY TOO LONG I'll not know?
Drew, yeah, INJURY prone. Trade would be great, but not Bosh, we need D. Williams or CP3 or D.Wade!

Dang we should have released that injury prone guy who has had injuries through out his career. Ankles, Knees (with secret surgery in Colorado), shoulder separations, dangling pinke, fracturned finger, sore back etc. Yup talking about Kobe.

Yeah right. Idiots who don't know BB and can't read comment to trade Drew for being injury prone. First two were freak accidents caused by team mates. The others for maybe coming back to soon. Some one states he got hurt coming down from rebound but story above states he injured himself in June and did not know it. Yet he played great and every time he left the game opponents attacked the rim. Yet he gets the blame. Boggers who like to be negative need a taste of their own venom.

By now I don't get disappointed anymore because of Bynum's assorted injuries since they are sort of expected to happen. This is somewhat related to consistency issue; he has not been consistently healthy.

Trade Andrew Bynum and a bag of chips for Marc Gasol .Bynum aint worth it.Just a big injured dork.

Kobe Bryant another injured prone player.

Dang we should have released that injury prone guy who has had injuries through out his career. Ankles, Knees (with secret surgery in Colorado), shoulder separations, dangling pinke, fracturned finger, sore back etc. Yup talking about Kobe.

Yeah right. Idiots who don't know BB and can't read comment to trade Drew for being injury prone. First two were freak accidents caused by team mates. The others for maybe coming back to soon. Some one states he got hurt coming down from rebound but story above states he injured himself in June and did not know it. Yet he played great and every time he left the game opponents attacked the rim. Yet he gets the blame. Boggers who like to be negative need a taste of their own venom.

Posted by: JustaLakerFan | May 01, 2010 at 05:20 PM
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I agree with you. The problem with some of the bloggers here are they are fantasy geeks. They always have an eye for another player on another team and fantasize about acquiring their favorite at the same time if it did happen, they sound like geniuses. I can't stand it that they cannot wait until the Laker's playoffs are over but talking about next season means they are not interested how the Lakers fare in the playoffs. They just want their favorites on the team and cannot wait til this season is over.

I don't like Bynum's grin...and he's injury prone. Time to find a way to trade him.

JustaLakerFan - I'm sorry about your sentiments. I was actually mistaken. With the new chat format, you DON'T have to register on a social networking website. It's not about not allowing you to have original ides. You can say anything you want so long as it's in the realm of decency. I think it's just that companies are trying to find more ways to maximize revenue and exposure, and social media seems to help in that. But that's a mute point because this chat format doesn't require you to sign up on Facebook or Twitter.

MM

Posted by: Mark Medina | April 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM

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MM,
I just read your reply and am truly grateful for being able to stay on the best blog witout compromising my values. Kudos and Thank you.

I agree with you. The problem with some of the bloggers here are they are fantasy geeks. They always have an eye for another player on another team and fantasize about acquiring their favorite at the same time if it did happen, they sound like geniuses. I can't stand it that they cannot wait until the Laker's playoffs are over but talking about next season means they are not interested how the Lakers fare in the playoffs. They just want their favorites on the team and cannot wait til this season is over.


Posted by: mti312 | May 01, 2010 at 05:38 PM

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mti312,
Yes, I agree with you and take it a bit further that some just wanna hate on a player and pick their favorite pet peave whether justified or not. Thanks for the reply.

meniscus is cartilage...

Laker Nation,

Has Banner Holder left already?

I have stayed away from the blog due to the negativity but also for Medical issues. I am going into the Hosital tomorrow and have operation on Monday. Will be in hospital for about a week. I will hav3 to watch Lakers in hospital against Jazz. I ask that
Banner Holder if still around say a prayer for me.

Thanks

Yes, it's true that Drew has been hurt in freaky ways, but it is year after year after year. My idea of a trade (if possible) is more to acquire a Scottie Pippen (which would make us nearly unbeatable). We seem to be fine with our Bigs, but lack a consistent threat from outside.

I like this:

Kobe Kobe
Pau Pau
Artest Artest
Odom Bynum
Wade or CP3 or Williams better than Fisher

I realize I am dreaming and perhaps I am wrong, but I like it.

Wish you the best JUSTA!

Hey Justa,

Sorry to hear about the medical issues, buddy. We hope you have a speedy recovery and that you're not too uncomfortable and in pain throughout the hospital stay. But I can see, not even a medical procedure is going to stop you from cheering for our Lakers. See ya in the chat during the Jazz games, we'll keep you company in that cold lonely hospital room. Get well soon.

PS- I am not a Fish hater at all. He has been a fine Laker and is doing pretty well in the Playoffs, but if Kobe (MJ) had a Williams or Wade or CP3 (Pippen), I just think we would be a better team.

But that's a mute point because this chat format doesn't require you to sign up on Facebook or Twitter.

MM

Posted by: Mark Medina | April 30, 2010 at 12:59 PM


MM??? A "mute" point??? LOL!!!


Don't you mean "moot"?


Or as Joey (from Friends) would say - it's moo

Hey Justa, you will be in my prayers. Get plenty of rest and we'll be waiting for you when you get back. Trust me, we'll be playing 'till June.

my friends, check my comments the past two and a half years about our young center. he will be always injury prone cause he doesn't eat his wheaties. really guys, he's not a good long term investment. by moving pau to center lakers can get a strong young power forward, it's like fishin in a barrel

That should be the final wake up call for Lakers management, the team just can't build their future around this guy. They will have to find another young big center as insurance to Bynum this offseason.

MM - I posted some well wishes to the other justa prior to my dig at you. It seems to have disappeared.....


MM - question for you though - any word back from TP on our live chat issues / questions?

Celtics looking better than the Cavs so far. Refs giving the Cavs calls tho.

Well - just in case it's completely gone...


Justa - I'm sorry to hear about your need for surgery. We - your Laker family - have got your back. Get better soon!

Utz has said he's gone for now, but Jon K has graciously taken up the reigns as blog chaplain. I'm sure he (and everyone else) will have you in their prayers.

See you back soon!

"It was completely asymptomatic," team spokesman John Black said. "He didn't know he had it. It didn't bother him. No symptoms whatsoever, but it showed up radiologically. He's been playing with that and just recently with the hyper-extension, it's gone from a very small tear to a small tear."

Sounds like double talk to me. I think the Lakers knew but gambled with his health. "...gone from a very small tear to a small tear." Bullsh*t! That's down playing it! Very small tear to small tear my ass! That quote tells me the Lakers are hiding the fact that they knew about it.

mike t.

Justa,
be careful talking about your medical condition here. The posters might ask you to be traded! LOL.

Seriously. Get well soon.

oops... reins*

I guess it kinda works as "reigns" to LOL


justa.... from one to another..... get better soon

IDENTIFY YOUR JUSTA!!!

LOL!!


And by the way - my medical condition is unknown at this time. If anyone's getting traded, it's the other justa...

WHAT MAKES A CHAMP II
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Defense wins may be one of the most abused sports clichés of all time but it was why the Lakers were able to dispatch the young and talented Thunder in 6 games. It’s why they were able to overcome a 20-point free throw differential to close out the upstart Thunder in front of their raucous home crowd. It’s why this year’s Lakers team is tougher and stronger than last year’s NBA championship team.
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The changes that have made this year’s Lakers a better defensive team include Kobe Bryant’s decision to focus on defense and guard the other team’s best guard like he did for Team USA in the Olympics, the free agent trade” of speedy small forward Trevor Ariza for the tougher former DPOY Ron Artest, and the improved play of Andrew Bynum anchoring the Lakers team defense and protecting the rim.
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Friday night, you could see all three of these changes at work. Kobe Bryant took Russell Westbrook out of his game, keeping him out of the paint and holding him to a 7-20 shooting. Ron Artest turned NBA top scorer Kevin Durant into a volume scorer, holding him to just 26 points on 5-23 shooting. And Andrew Bynum, despite a poor offensive night and hyper-extended knee, used his size and length to seal the lane, deter penetration, and force the Thunder to become a jump shooting team.
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As the Lakers move on in the playoffs, defense will become more and more important. Starting tomorrow with Utah, the Lakers will have to deal with Deron Williams, the premier point guard in the NBA in my opinion and an even bigger challenge defensively than the Thunder’s Russell Westbrook. In the past Derek Fisher’s has done a pretty good job on DWill, using his strength and physicality to keep Deron in check but look for Kobe to take on the challenge if Derek is having problems.
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Once the Lakers dispatch the Jazz, they will likely meet the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, where the defense of Andrew Bynum on Tim Duncan will be critical. Last time the two teams met Duncan was able use his size and muscle to dominate Pau in the post at both ends. Drew has had a history of playing very well against Duncan and his defense in that series will be critical. Duncan has been playing like the Timmy of several years ago, looking like all that rest Pop gave him paid off.
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While I had originally predicted the Lakers would meet the Magic in the Finals this year, I am starting to think that we may end up seeing the Celtics. While I loath ever rooting for anything Boston, I have to admit that having home court advantage and being able to avenge our bitter loss to the Celtics in the 2009 Finals would be sweet revenge. And regardless who we play, the defensive star in this year’s NBA Finals is going to be Ron Artest shutting down Paul Pierce or LeBron James.
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The Lakers main strength defensively is their great versatility, flexibility, and capability to match up. Whatever the situation, Phil Jackson has the pieces needed to solve the problem because the Lakers have more players than any other team in the NBA who can both play and defend multiple positions. That is why this year’s Lakers are going to repeat as NBA champions. They know that this is the best defensive Lakers team in the last five years. And they know that defense wins championships.
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TOM

Hey Justa,

Sorry to hear about the medical issues, buddy. We hope you have a speedy recovery and that you're not too uncomfortable and in pain throughout the hospital stay. But I can see, not even a medical procedure is going to stop you from cheering for our Lakers. See ya in the chat during the Jazz games, we'll keep you company in that cold lonely hospital room. Get well soon.

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yeah, best wishes. get well soon!

Thats what I meant, Justa. it's not you but the other Justa.

lol mti32!


You watching the pukefest going on between crabs & septics?


The princess ain't looking too happy right now....

He had a "very small tear," and it couldn't heal for an entire year. Now that it has gone from a "very small tear" to a "small tear," how can they possibly expect it to heal now?

We need to get rid of Bynum to clear some salary caps.

I appreciate the sentiments and thank all of you.
Your candor and humor is uplifting. Besides I got a no trade clause.

Love you all and as Mamba24 says "sniff sniff you brought a tear to my eye".

I think Phil Jackson is blow-in smoke on Bynums playing status. A.B. will play just give him a cortisone shot.Then fix the condition in the off-season.

Like most of you I do not like the celtics at all- BUT lbj has moved to the top of the list of most despised.

Would be so sweet to see the celtics take out lbj this round.

I have a blockbuster trade. Trade Bynum for Greg Oden.

I swear Rondo is always wearing his headband with the Logo upside down. Is this an insult to Jerry West or the Lakers in general? WTH?

This seems to be a bad medical year for Justas/Justi in general.

Say, what is the word on Deron Willaims wrist/elbow?

The refs are keeping the Cavs in the game until King james can take over. Its like 8 on 5 and the Cs will not be able to hold on if it continues in the 2nd half. Rondo is a beast. Imagine if Kobe had a point guard like that?

Justamamba,
I am actually watching the hockey playoffs and switching to the pukefest once in awhile.

I had a suspicion all season long about the Celtics and the Cavs.

I noticed that no one (team) was playing like were out to break a season winning record. The Bulls record.

I said to myself: Everyone is waiting for the playoffs.

Boston's play in the regular season had me concerned. I think they learned their lesson. Back when they won the Championship they started the season like defensive gang busters. From the start of the season to the end when they dismantled the Lakers...they did not let up.

Then the next season Garnett got hurt. I think they learned their lesson and decided to "take it easy" this season and just play for the post season. You can't play "hard" all season long without breaking down at some point. The season is too long.

They did it one season and tried the next season and broke down.

The Cavs won the most games last season and we saw what happened. They lost to the Magic in ECF. This season they didn't go all out like last season. We know with Shaq...he's all about the post season. He likes to cruise to the post season. Garnett and the Celtics, I think, took that approach to the regular season.

This Cavs/Celtics series is going to show the real deal. I'm leaning towards the Cavs winning but I wouldn't be surprised to see the Celtics win.

I say the East is winning it this season.

mike t.

Mark G - don't worry. We justa's are a tough bunch! (And we both have no trade clauses, not just the other one).

mti312 - what hockey team do you cheer for?

D(erek)J(eter),

I'm in complete agreement with you (though I don't have any fantasy player to choose from) about someone to start in place of Fisher next year. Fish is a worker doing his job for the team (and doing it well when help is available). NEXT SEASON he would be better served by coming off the bench to keep the momentum going at the end of the first through the first 5 or 6 of the second etc...
I think it would keep his game fresh and improve his shooting all year. Plus the bench would benefit by having a more relaxed player (someone not trying for more minutes) leading the second unit. I think (though I've been told that I don't know anything about NBA basketball) you would see much more consistent play and leads maintained.

Maintained leads=less stress in the 4th=more rest for starters=easier playoffs. Don't get rid of Fish, make him show the youngins how to become starters.

In the mean time, let his shots pierce the hearts of all who face us.

JR

(Anti-Fish trolls shouldn't even bother. The filter is in place)

"But - what do you mean by evidence??


You need me to talk about my boobs or something?? LOL!"

Posted by: justanothermambafan | April 30, 2010 at 05:49 PM

JAMF, seriously, I almost died of laughter when I read that.

King Jimmy is faking he elbow thing. He is tired of hearing about how kobe is playing with eight or nine fingers so he is trying to one ub the Mamba by pretending to play with 1 arm. Jimmy is so immature. Plus they have immature Shaq. I hate Boston but hell must be freezing over cause I hope they beat the Cavs.

Mark G - Edwin said he needed evidence. I'm sure glad we don't do video chats cuz I'd be in trouble!

stuttering again

island priest - I agree. The princess is just fine when things are going her way. When they're not, she cries and holds herself close. Seriously - what a punk. The sad (or I guess expected) thing is that Chuck was upset at half time, talking about how the crabs aren't playing well right now cuz "they've got a guy out there trying to play with one arm". And the announcers are also crying about the poor princess is injured. All I can say is GIVE ME A FREAKING BREAK. The princess is not satisfied with MVP. She wants an academy award too.

The "other" Justa -

Utz has left us, but I will definitely be praying for you! Get better soon, and join us in the game chat if you can.

"And by the way - my medical condition is unknown at this time"

What do you mean Justa, your knee still bothering you?

Justamamba,
I was rooting for the LA Kings but they apparently run into a buzzsaw. Luongo is a beast at goal. The hockey Kings are the OKC Thunder of the NHL. They will be good next season and the game tonight is proving that the Kings played the Canucks tougher than this #2 seed Blackhawks. It's 5-0 Canucks now.
Well anyway, busy sports day for me today! I play the ponies too so it's my Super Bowl today with the Kentucky Derby. I didnt win though because I am west coast biased and the westerners did not do crap.
Later on tonight it's the Mayweather Mosley fight. Damn I'm busy.

Jimmy for MVP....of the WNBA

JR

I think the Ceptics will win if Princess Jimmy is really hurt. I hate the Ceptics but they are consistant in playing dirty. Expect them to hard foul that elbow and knock the princess out of the series.

King Jimmy is faking he elbow thing. He is tired of hearing about how kobe is playing with eight or nine fingers so he is trying to one ub the Mamba by pretending to play with 1 arm. Jimmy is so immature. Plus they have immature Shaq. I hate Boston but hell must be freezing over cause I hope they beat the Cavs.

Posted by: island priest | May 01, 2010 at 06:34 PM
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Funny you said that. When I switched to the game, I saw the Queen take an airball and as the camera panned in to him on the other end, he was touching his left arm and grimacing. Is he taking acting lessons? He's too ugly to be an actor.

My boss said that James is playing possum with his injury. He said that if James and Cavs win it all, he, James, will have to come back to Cleveland next season. He said the injury is an excuse for James to lose so he can't get out of Cleveland.

mike t.

He said the injury is an excuse for James to lose so he can* get out of Cleveland.

mike t.

Troy B - actually yeah it is. I hurt it in the gym the other day so..... Still - it's getting there - thanks for asking! When I posted that, it was in response to the suggestion that if your medical condition became known, you could get traded from the blog LOL!


mti312 - GO CANUCKS!!!!!!!!!!! (Being from Canada myself, I have to root for my compadres of course!) My company has season tickets to the Ducks so I actually get to go to a few games, but this year was disappointing. I also am a fan of the NY Islanders cuz they drafted my nephew. Hopefully they'll go somewhere sooner rather than later, or they'll trade him to a team that will lol!

JR - I wouldn't vote for the princess for MVP of anything. Except maybe for MVP of the League of Narcissistic, Egomaniacal Idiots.

Justa,

OK, that sounds better anyway.

JR

This summer we need to address the bench problems and the guard problems. Andrew Bynum is the best way to have all of that addressed. It's time to move Bynum. This stuff is too scary and teams are getting too deep to just plug in Odom since Kobe has some wear and tear from time to time. It's time, this summer! I hope he can push through it to complete this season. He's a marvelous player but our objective is to stretch this run with Kobe as all the way till the end, not sure if Bynum can go the distance consistently.

the game is getting close, mo williams is keeping the crabs in it in the 3rd

The crabs are getting some bs calls

Shut up Reggie Miller!!!!

Sorry guys, can't help it.....how are you all?

JustaLakerFan, my prayer are with you.

The off season is time to talk trades, not now. No one can get traded now and the team need all our positive support through the playoffs.

More thoughts on changes after the playoffs.

they gotta trade this guy next year! injury prone..... package a deal to NJ for brooks or get Gasol brother back when his contract is up.....

Celts look very slow and very old. Why in the world did Rondo re-sign? They are done after this season and look done right now.

Go Septics......wait that's not right, Go Crabs.......wait that's not right either.......now I'm really confused!

Wow, that LeBron James is really an MVP, playing with a broken arm and all! What is even more amazing is it looked like it didn't effect him at all! What a player!

justa - no i didnt hear back from TP regarding the issue. BTW, thanks for correcting me on my spelling

MM

Um if Drew being so injury prone is cause to move him, what team is gonna give up what we'd need in return? Just Sayin...

As soon as Bynum is healthy and has a few good games, trade him. He is super injury prone and will never be a reliable everyday player. Get maximum value for him now before the entire league figures this out.

Justa, speedy recovery man. Nothing but the best man. Be well.

Nothing but love for you Justa.

man trade this dude..what he is only 21 and has been hurt more times then grant hill.

Totally less than happy.

What do we play for? RINGS!!!

Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.

GO LAKERS!!!

GET BACK SOON JUSTA, PEACE AND BLESSING.

Again! Bynum injured! He's very disappointing. Grew too fast? Don't think lakers can win west or finals without him. I think Cavs will win it all. They look too deep. Shaq is still a bull for 25 minutes. And now Jamison.

I think the Lakers have seen all that their going to get from Andrew Bynum. I also think he will never be the dominant post up center that they envisioned when they drafted him years ago. The sad thing is this; they just gave him a new contract last off-season, how will they be able to trade for a player like Chris Bosh? The Lakers also need bigger, stronger, and quicker guards. I like D-Fish; but lets face it, he has lost not only a step, bit try 4FT. The Lakers will be lucky to get out of the Western Conference this year, and even if they do, I don't see them stacking up too well against Cleveland.

NO Bynum. No Championship. No way Fisher guards D. Williams. No Championship. Boozer vs Ga"soft". No championship. No way Bosh comes over from Toronto, with about 30 million over the salary cap. Bosh wants about 20 million and will get it, from Chicago to Miami, by not from LA. Scott has already been hired to coach LA next year. Philboy has lost interest, and will move on. That's why Scott declined to coach the Clippers (a better job). He knows he has the job lined up already.

Previously, i predicted Utah in 6. I gave LA too much credit, especially after the news of Bye Bye Bynums injury. I now predict, Utah in 5 (easily).

i think the lakers need a mascot, like a teddy bear for bynum.

Robert Stowe,

>>>I think the LA times meant Lateral "Meniscus" Tear, not cartilage tear. There
>>>is a huge difference.

The Meniscus is the cartilage in your knees. It's like saying a femur break vs a leg break. There is no difference.

BTW. I've had a severely torn meniscus, and I was back in action about 3 weeks after surgery. If Bynum's is minor, he might be able to play without surgery or get surgery and still be back for the finals.

Island Priest,

>>>I have a blockbuster trade. Trade Bynum for Greg Oden.

If you were trying to be funny, you should have written it blockBUSTer.

Bynum should learn from Snaq. Take half the season off with a hangnail or a bad cold or whatever, then you'll still be healthy for the playoffs. 7-foot bodies are just plain prone to injury.


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