Nearly three months have passed since veteran center Miles Plumlee took the floor for the Atlanta Hawks and, on Jan. 4, the team announced that the 30-year-old “underwent a non-surgical procedure” on his left knee. The original timetable for re-evaluation stood at two weeks but, on March 11, Plumlee experienced a setback and, on Tuesday, the Hawks announced that arthroscopic surgery will be needed (on April 2) to address the issue.
As a result, Plumlee will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season and, while that is not a surprise given his lengthy absence, it is certainly worth noting. The 6’11 big man underwent an MRI that revealed a cartilage issue and, even at this early stage, the Hawks expect him to be available for training camp prior to the 2019-20 season.
In 18 appearances this season, Plumlee averaged 4.4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game while playing 9.6 minutes per contest. He is scheduled to earn $12.5 million for the 2019-20 campaign.