Jackson: Bynum still a month away

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said tonight it could be another month before injured center Andrew Bynum can play in a game. Bynum has been out since suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee Jan. 31. He was expected to be out for up to 12 weeks.

“I’m not a trainer and I’m certainly not a physical therapist on top of it, but he’s still a month away from being a player,” Jackson said before the Lakers played host to the Golden State Warriors. “Best-case scenario is that he plays the first week of April. On the pace he’s been going, it’s really hard to see him doing that in two weeks.”

Bynum expects to perform a variety of basketball-related drills Friday.

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