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Nuggets Vs. Lakers: Andrew Bynum Debuts After Suspension Ends

Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum is set to make his 2011-2012 NBA season debut after serving out a four-game suspension for a playoff incident with J.J Barea. The suspension has been set at five games when first handed out, but shortly before the season began it was reduced by one game due to the shortened season.

Bynum is expected to play around 34 minutes against the Nuggets, according to head coach Mike Brown (via Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register). If Bynum plays anywhere around 34 minutes per game throughout the season that will be his best since the 200910 season when he played 30.4 minutes. However, Bynum has played just 82 games in one season, his sophomore, as injuries have curtailed his potential.

In his career, Bynum averages 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 24.3 minutes. In 16 career games against the Nuggets, Bynum has put up 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds.

For more on this game, visit Nuggets blog Denver Stiffs and Lakers blog Silver Screen and Roll. Check out SB Nation NBA for more news and notes around the league.