If you follow Matt Barnes on Twitter, you’d know he gives the fans the current status on his knee. He believes he’s ready to participate in some running drills next week.

He said he’s anxious to get back, but he doesn’t want to jeopardize himself by coming back too early:

“There’s a stretch run coming up. I want to be back and stay there. I don’t want to be back too early and then have to take a few steps back.”

Barnes has made enough progress so far to begin working on the elliptical machine and continual weight lifting. He is expected to return a short time after the All-Star break.