Reports came out that the Lakers manchild Andrew Bynum is putting off surgery to repair a torn miniscus in his knee until the end of july. I have to confess that im somewhat preplexed about this. Andrew has a nasty habit of being VERY slow in recovery of injuries. We all remember how long it took him to recover from his dislocated kneecap back in 2008. Not only is his body slow to recover, but hes slow to get back into form as well. He struggled in the 2009 playoffs and could not find his form and that was due to time off he took for a torn MCL in his knee. Bynum has work to do on his game. He improved alot over the offseason last year and while Gasol was hurt he was playing at an All-Star level. The longer Drew puts off this operation is less time he has to not only recover, but get back into the swing of things, get back in shape and improve on his game.
Im sort of surprised that the lakers were not all over Bynum to get this thing done soon. The Lakers have been able to win the past two titles without bynum contributing a bunch of minutes or points(this year he was hurt) but if the lakers are to meet Miami in the finals they will need Bynum. The Lakers have a huge size advantage over Miami and that will need to be the focal point of the offense. I know what your going to say. "But the finals are not until June". The point is, when you go into a season still trying to recover from an injury or get back into the swing of things it can make it really hard to be productive. Playing catch up all season can affect a player. We dont need Bynum playing catch up. We need him to be a beast in the middle. Lets just hope this delay doesnt effect him much.