Wednesday , Apr , 23 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Phil Jackson: Andrew Bynum Probably Done for Year

Coach Phil Jackson acknowledged Monday for the first time that injured center Andrew Bynum’s chances of playing again this season were "remote."

Jackson was asked a question about the difficulty of hurriedly pairing Bynum with Pau Gasol and possibly messing up the Lakers’ chemistry when he said Bynum might not be able to return from a left kneecap injury.

"I think without a doubt that Andrew would come off the bench and we would play him a little bit off the bench if there was any chance that he could come back and play again, but it’s such a remote thing," he said. "We’re not seriously thinking about it." [LA Daily News]