Matt Barnes expected to play tomorrow

According to reports and by all indications, Matt Barnes will be ready to suit up for tomorrow nights game against the Charlotte Bobcats. Barnes successfully ran a full practice today in El Segundo.

Barnes tore his knee cartilage earlier in the year against the New Orleans Hornets. Early reports had Barnes out of action for an expected 8 weeks. In his absence, Luke Walton and Devin Ebanks have gotten a jump in playing time.

Video of Matt Barnes practicing today from Lakers.com

  • More Cookies 4 Kob

    This deserves a “deca yeah!” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBbD9KX5nns

  • Cheryl

    So stoked for Matt to come back!

  • rondo

    Lakers win with players like Matt Barnes not high priced overrated superstars. The Lakers will always win as long as they can keep players like Matt who have heart and guts.

    • LakerMarc

      hell to the hell yeah!!!!!

  • 123kid

    great news. tomorrow is perfect for him to come back. with the lakers having a few days of rest since the wolves game, tomorrow they can really use matt barnes to give him a sorta practice run before they head on the road to play san antonio. keep the ball rollin, especially when teams are startin to get the injury bug (tony parker, chandler, and durant).

    • LakerMarc

      and get revenge on those no good, pesky, lucky as PHUCK bobcats

  • LakerMarc

    123 sshhh say that low man, dont want the Lakeshow catching any of that bug or as LO says…..he’ll bug out!!!!!

  • LakerMarc

    Lakers (right now)= sense of NIRVANA

  • 242LakerFan

    Oh no this punk is gonna be back.. Close ur eyes guys, he gonna cause turn over after turnover on a already garbage bench

    • ICE CREAM MAN

      He changed his ways. Besides, he is better off the bench than luke. I’d rather see him do a turn over then see luke do a turn over. Atleast he might catch up to stop the break unlike Luke.

    • kmac_321

      Dude 242 lakerfan I totally agree Barnes is trying to sabotage the Lakers lol its totally obvious, but the Lakeshow is still coming out as victors all day

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    This is a perfect game….
    1- Matt Returns w/ much passion and corazon.
    2- Bobcats was talking too much trash in last game.
    3- Wallace no longer a bobcat.
    4- Lakers rested.
    5- Lakers on a mission.

  • kmac_321

    Dude 242 lakerfan I totally agree Barnes is trying to sabotage the Lakers lol its totally obvious, but the Lakeshow is still coming out as victors

  • HrosBros

    Matt Barnes was brought in for the playoffs, when toughness and experience can give a team the advantage. The Lakers are going to need him to win 4 out of 7 (especially if we can’t secure home court). He will also help keep Artest from getting tired legs or defend pretty well if he gets in foul trouble early. Besides, he’s pretty familiar with most of our opponents’ systems, since he’s played for almost all of them :>

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    I think if we can sign a backup center it will be perfect. Ratliff is out for the season I think. Either a center or a sniper (3pt shooter-Kapono).

  • kobe24venom

    barnes out …..day to day…..fuck!

  • Short Dog

    Sick’em Barnes.
    Lakers all dam day.