Andrew Bynum said on Monday that his left knee still hurts when he walks, but his right knee feels good and he still hopes to play this season.
Bynum seemed optimistic about his appointment to have an MRI on Dec. 20, saying, "Worst-case scenario, it's another month. Best-case scenario, I can ramp it up." Unfortunately, he also acknowledged the "possibility" that doctors will tell him to shut it down for the year, and he added arthritis to his list of maladies. "It's arthritis in the knees. Cartilage is missing. That's not going to regrow itself," he said. The fact that walking causes him pain suggests he's still a good distance from returning, but owners in deep leagues, or with 'injured reserve' spots, should consider stashing him in the hopes that he returns and is motivated by a contract year.