Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Thunder announce Paul George undergoes successful knee scope

Thunder announce Paul George undergoes successful knee scope

OKC Thunder forward Paul George underwent a left knee scope today, the team says.

George finished his first season in Oklahoma City averaging 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists, completing one of his most complete individual seasons in the National Basketball Association.

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George is expected to be out for six to eight weeks before returning to off-season activities, according to reports.

The Thunder star dealt with knee soreness for much of last season, sitting out a game on December 29 because of it, so it's not surprising that he's had a procedure done to sort it out.

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In the picture, George said he was in "Good spirits" following the surgery. But kind of everything just healing. "But just being able to address it this summer will help". Whether or not the Thunder will see the benefits of this surgery, however, remains to be seen. He is expected to opt out of his $20.7 million player option for next season and become a free agent.

The list of suitors for George's services is likely to be a fairly long one, though rumors have connected him most strongly with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was very complimentary of the Thunder at the end of the season, saying the team has "checked the boxes" for him, specifically noting the team's medical staff as one of those boxes.

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