Following Monday’s practice, Phil Jackson revealed a silver lining in the two-game suspension of Andrew Bynum:
He knows it’s to his advantage at some level to have an opportunity to work on his leg strength and get some things done that perhaps game-by-game where he had to go on and play rather than stop and do some strengthening things and things that can help his game out. I think in the long run, it might help him.
Emotionally, Jackson said, was another story.
"Emotionally it’s hard to take, being away from the team. He was here this morning, obviously but at game time he can’t be at the arena, so that’s difficult. Especially watching a (close) game like (Sunday) night. He’s frustrated.”