Lakers' Theo Ratliff back at practice

Updated: January 23, 2011, 4:49 PM ET
By Brian Kamenetzky | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The front end of the Lakers' center rotation has been intact since Andrew Bynum returned to the lineup last month. Sunday during practice, they took a step towards getting the back end whole as well.

Veteran center Theo Ratliff, who on Nov. 17 underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to perform a partial meniscectomy on his left knee, returned to the practice floor.

The 37-year-old Ratliff, a 15-year NBA veteran, hasn't played since Nov. 9. In eight games, he's ...

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