Los Angeles Lakers' Trevor Ariza has ankle surgery, out at least two months

LeBron James describes how there has been a noticeable increase in energy this year's training camp, compared to last. (0:36).
PHOENIX -- Trevor Ariza will miss approximately two months following surgery to his right ankle. The Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday.

Ariza, one 11th player added by the Lakers during the offseason, had an arthroscopic procedure. Because of his ankle, he missed training camp the majority of the time.

According to the Lakers, Ariza, 36, will be reevaluated within eight weeks.

After winning a championship with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and in 2009's World Cup, Ariza was recruited by Russell Westbrook to sign a veterans minimum contract. He joined the team shortly after Westbrook was traded to Washington.

Ariza scored 9.4 points per game and grabbed 4.8 rebounds last season for the Miami Heat, although she only played in 30 of their 72 games.

L.A. dropped to 0-2 in preseason play with a 117-105 defeat at the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. LeBron James and Westbrook did not participate in either of the games.

After the Suns loss, Carmelo Anthony stated that "it's going to all come together." It's going be beautiful when it does.