WASHINGTON — Andrew Bynum got through today’s practice without suffering any setbacks in his surgically-repaired right knee and will make his season debut Tuesday against the Washington Wizards. He sat out for the 24th time in 2010-11 on Sunday, when the Lakers defeated the New Jersey Nets. He said today he was determined not to play until he was as close to 100 percent as possible. He also admitted he hurt himself further by playing in the playoffs with torn cartilage last spring. Here’s more:
“I know my team needs me, but I need to be healthy for the majority of my career. I played last year. I took a risk last year coming back and playing throughout the playoffs. My injury made it worse and stuff like that. I think this time it should be a little bit more about me and coming back fully healthy so that way I can help us for a longer time.
“I really took my time. I haven’t had any pain or swelling. I still can’t do any quick spins. I might feel a little bit of something, but it’s nothing that’s going to create swelling or hold me back. I have no idea what the plan is (Tuesday). I just want to get out there. I just know it’s going to be in quick bursts, five minutes here, five minutes there.”