Jackson hopeful Artest will be back soon
Lakers coach Phil Jackson says he is “hopeful” Ron Artest will
rejoin the team in Los Angeles for Tuesday’s game against Golden
Speaking before the Lakers played the Phoenix Suns Monday
night, Jackson said Artest still was experiencing some dizziness.
Artest sustained a concussion and injured his left elbow in a
fall at his home on Christmas Day. The team said Artest tripped
over a box and fell down stairs.
He did not travel with the Lakers on their two-game trip to
Sacramento and Phoenix.
The 6-foot-7 forward is averaging 12.1 points and 4.8
rebounds in his first season with the Lakers after signing as a
Jackson said his information on Artest’s condition came
through the team trainer.