Thoughts on him? Still a douche. Still hasn't proven that he actually cares about basketball and not just a check that he can cash anywhere since "every city has a bank". But admittedly, when healthy has the potential to be head and shoulders better than any other center in the league. I kind of doubt he will ever live up to his full potential, whether it's because of his knees or his attitude, but depending on league types and set ups, he could easily be worth a stash in some leagues, but also not worth the headache in other situations.
If you are really asking people on here for an ETA for his return, good luck. He doesn't even know, how would we?
If you are asking us to regurgitate the latest reports on him so you don't have to look it up, then here is a summary. He's been reported to possibly return by the end of February. Up until very recently he had only been doing 1 on 0 drills, and yesterday or a couple days ago there was a report that he felt pain in his knee. He said he has knee tendanitits and will eventually have to play through the pain from that since his cartilage isn't going to regrow itself. Then almost the next day, they say he is doing dunks, defensive slides and and full court work. No full contact or even partial contact work has been reported, and at last report he himself did not sound very optimistic, and isn't sure if he'll be able to return in February or not.
Your welcome lol.