EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Karl Malone's return to the NBA could be months away -- if he comes back at all.
The Los Angeles Lakers said Friday they don't know if the 41-year-old forward will play this season. Malone, who had surgery on his right knee at the end of June, is a free agent and reportedly is being pursued by several teams.
"Our understanding is he's not going to be ready to return for a couple months," Lakers spokesman John Black said. "We're hopeful he does decide to play another season and he decides to play for us."
This definitely isn't good for the Lakers. Especially since Divac got himself a back injury recently and might not even make it to training camp. They're already thin at the 4 and 5.
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