Hawks center Miles Plumlee has opted to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and won’t be available for the rest of the season, tweets Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Plumlee will have the procedure on April 2 and the team expects him to be ready for training camp in September (Twitter link).
Knee problems limited Plumlee to 18 games in his second year in Atlanta, averaging 4.4 PPG and 2.2 RPG in less than 10 minutes per night. He underwent a pair of non-surgical procedures in December, but was never able to get the knee back into playing shape.
Plumlee is under contract for one more season at $12.5MM. The Hawks were hoping to trade his contract prior to this year’s deadline, but couldn’t find any takers.