Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace underwent surgery on his left knee this season to repair a torn meniscus. He came back faster than expected, and it appeared the knee continued to give him issues through the playoffs, as it required draining. Now, following a few weeks off since the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs, World Peace’s knee has fully healed, according to Mark Medina of The Los Angeles Daily News.
World Peace says he intends to implement a workout regimen that will allow him to put him and his knee in the best position to be productive next season. While it looks like he will be healthy for the start of the new campaign, there are still questions remaining on where he’ll be playing.
World Peace’s contract includes a $7.7 million player option for 2013-14, and he said that he is deferring to his agent and the Lakers to try and keep him in LA for the long term.
"I don't want to think off emotions. I hired my agent for a reason," World Peace said Tuesday in a phone interview with this newspaper. "So I'll let him and the Lakers do their job to try to keep me a Laker for long term."
World Peace averaged 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 33.7 minutes per game during the 2012-13 regular season.