Bryant, Bynum knee issues continuePosted by Inside Hoops
Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports:
Kobe Bryant recently had a significant amount of fluid drained from his swollen right knee, The Times has learned, and hasn’t practiced since the last round.
Andrew Bynum practiced only once and said the torn cartilage in his right knee was “getting a little worse” after making it through Saturday’s scrimmage.
“We need some different company out on the court,” Phil Jackson said with a smile Sunday after yet another day of practice.
Jackson was a little more somber when discussing Bryant and Bynum, the former averaging a solid 32 points a game in the conference semifinals, the latter totaling only six points the last two games against the Jazz.
Jackson, on Bryant: “He came out [Sunday] and shot a little bit and tried to get in rhythm. We hope that he’s on board and his game is right at that point where it needs to be.”
Jackson, on Bynum: “I thought he played well [Saturday] and we’re hopeful that he’s going to be at that level.”