Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight undergoes surgery on left ankle
Knight injured his ankle March 9 against Golden State, missing 16 of the season's final 17 games. He attempted a return March 29, but couldn't finish the game due to the injury.
"It was a minor procedure," Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby told azcentral.com. "There was an anterior flap (of cartilage) in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery."
The 23-year-old Knight will be a restricted free agent in July. He averaged 17 points and career highs in assists (5.2), rebounds (3.9) and steals (1.4).
The Suns acquired Knight from Milwaukee in a three-team trade at the deadline, dealing Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee to the Bucks and the Lakers' upcoming top-five protected first-rounder to the Sixers, who sent Michael-Carter Williams to Milwaukee.
- Jeremy Woo