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Rather amazingly, @MettaWorldPeace (knee) could play one week from today vs. Spurs. Lakers need defense, and ...
Metta's accelerated recovery from surgery for torn cartilage in his left knee is such that it's not even impossible that he returns Friday vs. Golden State, which is the third-to-last game of the regular season.
Metta will run at 90 percent body weight tomorrow and then ramp that up to 100 percent Tuesday. He already started shooting yesterday and today. If no complications by Wednesday, maybe a good individual workout Thursday and the game Friday vs. the Warriors.
Mike D'Antoni obviously expects Metta back soon, lumping him and Steve Nash together in saying the Lakers will get guys back and not have to continue to play this limited rotation. The initial projection for Metta was that he'd definitely miss at least the first round of the playoffs.