Kent Bazemore undergoes foot surgery to repair torn tendon

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.

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.


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