Blake Griffin undergoes knee surgery, Jerry Stackhouse signs with Brooklyn Nets – NBA Roundup

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Blake Griffin undergoes surgery on left knee

Blake Griffin underwent knee surgery on Monday to repair his knee following an injury during practice with team USA in Las Vegas. Griffin tore the meniscus in his left knee on Thursday while he was practising with the US team in
Las Vegas, ahead of their exhibition game against the Dominican Republic. He had been named in the final 12 man roster for the US team that will travel to London later this month to participate in the Summer Olympics.
Dr. Neal ElAttrache of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic performed the surgery on Griffin’s knee, and he is expected to be back in time for the 2012-2013 regular season. The third year forward is hoping to be ready by the time; Los Angeles
Clippers play a series of preseason games against the Miami Heat in China.
The injury sidelines Griffin from the Olympic squad, which came as a tough blow for the forward who was looking forward to his first opportunity to represent his home country. In his absence, New Orleans Hornets rookie forward
and this year’s number 1 draft pick, Anthony Davis, has been added to the final 12 man line-up. Davis was added to the 18 man preliminary roster after injuries prevented Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge from being available for the Olympics.
Jerry Stackhouse signs with Brooklyn Nets
Jerry Stackhouse inked a deal with the Brooklyn Nets that will see him playing in the Barclays arena next year in the Nets jersey. The deal is said to be a veteran’s minimum contract for one year which will see Stackhouse, 37,
playing basketball one more time.
Stackhouse played 30 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season and averaged 9.1 minutes per game. As a reserve bench player, Stackhouse averaged 3.6 points per game while shooting 37% from the field and an incredible 91.3% from the
foul line. He has had a long and illustrious career in the NBA spanning 17 seasons, and was once the franchise player of the Detroit Pistons from 1999 to 2002.
However, he managed to play only 95 games in the last four seasons combined, which saw him playing for four different teams. Regardless, Stackhouse has an abundance of experience which can be helpful for the Nets on the bench and
in the locker room.



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