Advertisement

Kent Bazemore undergoes foot surgery to repair torn tendon

Kent Bazemore undergoes foot surgery to repair torn tendon
Lakers guard Kent Bazemore is expected to recover from foot surgery before next season. (Danny Moloshok / Associated Press)

Kent Bazemore underwent surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn peroneus longus tendon in his right foot.

Bazemore was injured Apr. 6 in a 120-97 loss to the Clippers.

Advertisement

The surgery was performed at Stanford University Medical School by Dr. Kenneth Hunt.  The 6-foot-5 guard/forward is expected to recover fully before next season.

The Lakers acquired Bazemore in a February deal sending Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors.  Through 23 games, starting 15, Bazemore averaged 13.1 points and 3.1 assists while playing 28.0 minutes a night.

In that deal the Lakers also acquired MarShon Brooks, who has played a smaller role with the team, averaging 6.4 points in 12.9 minutes a game, making 17 appearances.

The Lakers can make Bazemore a restricted free agent this summer with a $1.1-million qualifying offer.

ALSO:

Advertisement

Twitter: @EricPincus

Advertisement
Advertisement