Andrew Bynum aiming for December

ESPN Los Angeles —December 7, 2010

Pinning a specific date to los Angeles Lakers big man Andrew Bynum's impending comeback from offseason knee surgery has been a bit like playing darts.

Every day that passes represents taking a step closer to the dart board and hitting nearer and nearer to the return date bull's-eye.

After Bynum's second-straight successful full-court practice Monday, the sixth-year center narrowed down his window.

"Everything is going well," Bynum said. "I haven't felt too much pain. I'm ready for basketball. I hope to play in December."

He has not experienced any swelling or irritation as the intensity of his workouts increases, moving up the time table for his comeback, even if a specific date has yet to be selected.

"It's a little bit ahead of schedule for me," Bynum said. "I was thinking really, really, really late December, maybe even early January, and I think I'm a little bit ahead of schedule.

"I think the surgery went well. I thank my doctor [Dr. David Altchek] for that. He said that I would be OK and I am."


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