Trevor Ariza (ankle surgery), at least 2 months off
Phoenix – Trevor Ariza The Los Angeles Lakers announced Wednesday that he will be sidelined about two months after undergoing surgery on his right ankle.
Ariza, one of 11 new players added in the off-season, underwent an operation on Wednesday. Most of the training pitches were missed because of the ankle.
The Lakers said 36-year-old Ariza will be re-evaluated in about eight weeks.
Ariza returned to Los Angeles for a second season with the franchise after winning a championship alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in 2009, signing at least one veteran contract after being drafted by Russell Westbrook To join shortly after Westbrook traded from Washington.
Ariza averaged 9.4 points and 4.8 rebounds for the Miami Heat last season, but appeared only in 30 of 72 games.
Los Angeles fell to 0-2 in pre-season with a 117-105 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Westbrook and LeBron James They did not play in either match.
“It’s going to be fine,” he said. Carmelo Anthony After losing to the sun. “It will be nice when I do that.”