2010 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers Center Andrew Bynum Has Knee Drained

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJune 2, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 27:  Andrew Bynum #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers is greeted by teammates in the second half as he is taken out of the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Lakers' starting center Andrew Bynum had his knee drained Monday. Bynum suffered a slight meniscus tear in his right knee during Game Six against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

If you do not recall, Kobe Bryant had the same procedure done to his knee, and he and Los Angeles have experienced success since the procedure, winning 10 out of 12 games.

As a result of the procedure, Bynum will most likely not be 100 percent for the finals, but he should at least be a factor. I expect anywhere around 10-15 points, along with about three rebounds per game, from him.

Now the Lakers will have not only a healthy Bryant, they will also have Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, and Bynum to run the offense.

The "Towers" are back, and expect an excellent defensive showing from Los Angeles as well. Now the full Los Angeles Lakers team is back and playing their best basketball in a while.

Just wait, Lakers fans. Kobe and Co. will be hoisting the Larry O'Brien trophy in late June if everything goes as planned.

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