Bynum Ready to Play Wednesday

After receiving a routine Synvisc injection in his right knee as part of normal and continuing treatment to maintain the knee’s health on Friday, Andrew Bynum did not participate in Saturday’s Western Conference All-Star practice, and played only 5:31 in the first quarter of Sunday’s All-Star game.

“It was planned this way,” Bynum told the Orange County Register’s Janis Carr. “I decided to play just a little bit to experience it … If I waited to do it (rest) Monday, (the knee) would have been an issue.”

Bynum did manage three rebounds, a steal, an assist and a block with his 0-for-3 FG’s in the five minutes he played, but was more concerned about being healthy for Wednesday’s Lakers game against Minnesota at Staples Center.