Matt Barnes had knee drained

Updated: April 16, 2011, 5:23 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- While the Los Angeles Lakers struggled with a five-game losing streak late in the season, forward Matt Barnes had his own problems.

He couldn't bend his right knee.

Barnes sat out the final two games of the season when irritation in the knee flared up following the Oklahoma City game on April 10. He missed 26 games following Jan. 11 surgery to repair a tear in the lateral meniscus in the knee and had difficulty finding his rhythm since returning to the lineup ...

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