Ratliff to have knee surgery
Lakers reserve center Theo Ratliff will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning on his left knee, a Lakers spokesman said Monday.
Ratliff has been bothered by the knee since the season began. A timetable for his return will not be announced until after the procedure.
Ratliff was averaging 0.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in 8.4 minutes a game.
Forward Lamar Odom had an MRI exam Monday morning on his sore right foot but was expected to be available Tuesday against Milwaukee after results of the exam were negative. Odom, diagnosed with a bone bruise in the foot, played 42 minutes Sunday against Phoenix and complained of a burning sensation in the top of the foot.