Andrew Bynum's absence OK for now

The Lakers need their young center to be healthy when it matters -- during the playofs

Updated: October 26, 2010, 2:06 AM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Andrew Bynum is starting the season on the sidelines, and this is good news for the Los Angeles Lakers.

There has been talk of Bynum being out until Thanksgiving or possibly as late as Christmas, but in reality any holiday before Mother's Day should be just fine for the Lakers.

Yes, it would be great to have a healthy Bynum for an entire season but that's a luxury the Lakers have had only once during his career -- four years ago when he wasn't even a full-time starter. Since ...

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