HOOPSWORLD: Trevor Ariza just couldn’t get enough. He kept going back for more and more and he looked smooth while on the floor.
Ariza partnered with Ira Newble in a rousing and never ending game of “around the world” against Luke Walton and Sasha Vujacic, and if nothing more than displaying his stroke from beyond the arc while fending off some razzing, Ariza at least showed his once fractured right foot appears healed.
Then again, Ariza won’t know anything for certain until Friday when he’s scheduled for a detailed diagnostic exam, the same day Los Angeles welcomes the New Orleans Hornets to the Staples Center. But the way Ariza glided easily around the perimeter days ago in a pre-game shooting foray with teammates, any sign of the injury that has sidelined the Lakers forward 41 games could be fading fast.
“I feel good. I need to see what’s going on Friday when I take my next test and see where I am. As far as the feeling of my foot, I feel fine,” Ariza told HOOPSWORLD.