Six days have passed since having surgery on a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee, and Lakers forward Metta World Peace still arrived at the team's practice facility Wednesday in high spirits. World Peace walked without crutches. He rebounded shots for children attending the Lakers' news conference announcing former Lakers coach Bill Sharman raffling off his 2010 NBA championship ring. World Peace reiterated he's "very excited" surrounding the progress of his surgery. "It's going really well," World Peace said of his rehabilitation Wednesday. "I was on the crutches for a couple days but it just gets better. Like, every half a day, it improves. I'm very encouraged." The Lakers estimated World Peace would miss at least six weeks. World Peace also reported that team doctors noticed his surgically repaired knee doesn't have a tear. But World Peace acted coy about about his return and what specific progress he has made. "I would play with one leg if I had to," World Peace said. "But I can't tell you what I can and what I can't do." World Peace also declined to speculate whether this will mark his last season with the Lakers. He recently told NBA.com he has asked his agent, Marc Cornstein, about possibly seeking an extension instead of exercising his $7.7 million player option. If World Peace exercises his option, the Lakers could waive him via the amnesty provision. Cornstein told the Los Angeles News Group the conversation's a "little premature," though he maintained "all options are possible."
World Peace optimistic, but future still uncertain
L.A. Daily News | Apr 5