After today’s practice went well, Andrew Bynum said he plans to play Sunday against the Memphis Grizzlies and April 14 against the Utah Jazz. Those are the Lakers’ final regular-season games. Bynum has said all along that he hoped to play in a couple of regular-season games before rejoining the active roster for the playoffs.
Bynum has been sidelined since tearing the MCL in his right knee Jan. 31 against Memphis. He suffered a season-ending left kneecap injury Jan. 13, 2008 against Memphis. So a return against Memphis on Sunday seemed like the right time to come back to the court.
“I just have to get my timing back,” said Bynum, who did not travel with the team for Tuesday night’s game against the Kings in Sacramento. “Other than that, I’m ready to go.”