LA Times: Then there’s the other starter who sat out Thursday’s game….
Lakers center Andrew Bynum missed his ninth game because of a strained left Achilles’ tendon, though he pledged to return by a fairly important date — April 18.
“I’m going to play the first game of the playoffs,” he said before the Lakers played Denver, staying back in the locker room with Kobe Bryant, who sat out because of swelling in his right knee.
Bynum missed 32 games down the stretch last season because of a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but said it wouldn’t take as long for him to return to form this time.
In fact, he seemed to look forward to a series of practices after the Lakers finish the regular season Wednesday against the Clippers.
“It’s definitely going to be a couple of games before you get into your rhythm, but I do have a bunch of practice days to get it in and get my touch back,” he said.