"He said he was tired, which is natural," Jackson said. "That's going to happen."
Bynum, who didn't talk to the media after practice, has said he'd like to be ready to play around Dec. 19 at Toronto, which would be the last of a six-game Lakers trip. "He said there was just one moment where he had a little twinge," Jackson said. "But other than that, he was OK."The fatigue thing isn't a big deal, as rehabbing players, especially big men, are reintroduced into the rotation gradually, allowing them to build up their endurance. Bynum's return is welcome news for the Lakers, who have dealt with injuries to frontline players Pau Gasol (hamstring) and Theo Ratliff (who had surgery on his knee earlier this season). Due in part to the injuries, and a stretch of uncharacteristically poor play that resulted in four straight losses, the Lakers have dropped to 14-6 on the season, good for fourth place in the Western Conference.