World Peace Healing Way Back into Lineup
Metta World Peace is back in the lineup for the Lakers, but he’ll remain a reserve until his knee improves.
“Physically, he was limping and didn’t look good last game,” said Coach Mike D’Antoni of World Peace’s four-point performance Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers. “He’ll eventually be back in the starting lineup, as soon as he gets back to his normal form.”
Even World Peace was surprised that he was able to return 12 days after undergoing knee surgery for torn cartilage. The Lakers forward was injured on March 25 in a road game against Golden State. He was back in the lineup on Tuesday against the New Orleans Hornets.
World Peace rushed back but is still not the same player he was before the injury.
“The first step is kind of slow,” he said. “It’s getting better every day.”