LOS ANGELES Mickael Pietrus did not play in Boston's blowout win over Portland, but he tells CSNNE.com that he will play today against the Los Angeles Lakers.
"I'm good. I'm good now," Pietrus told CSNNE.com moments before heading on to the Staples Center floor for some pre-game shooting.
There apparently had been some soreness in Pietrus' right knee, the same knee he had surgically repaired last summer.
Pietrus said that they tried a different form of treatment for the soreness, and it didn't work.
"But the knee, it's fine now," he said. "My knee isn't messed up or anything. It's not bothering me."
His value becomes even greater against the Lakers and Kobe Bryant.
"I'm ready to go," Pietrus said. "Ready to go out here and try to get this road trip started off right."