Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight undergoes surgery on left ankle

Saturday April 18th, 2015

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Friday in Los Angeles, according to the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro.

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 "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

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