Ariza has ankle surgical procedure, out no less than two months


PHOENIX — Trevor Ariza will probably be sidelined about two months after having surgical procedure on his proper ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers introduced Wednesday.

Ariza, one among 11 new gamers added by the Lakers within the offseason, underwent an arthroscopic debridement process Wednesday. He has missed most of coaching camp due to the ankle.

The Lakers stated Ariza, 36, will probably be reevaluated in roughly eight weeks.

Ariza returned to L.A. for a second stint with the franchise after successful a championship alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol in 2009, signing a veterans minimal contract after being recruited by Russell Westbrook to hitch shortly after Westbrook was traded from Washington.

Ariza averaged 9.4 factors and 4.8 rebounds for the Miami Heat final season, however solely appeared in 30 of their 72 video games.

L.A. fell to 0-2 within the preseason with a 117-105 loss on the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday. Westbrook and LeBron James didn’t play in both sport.

“It will come collectively,” Carmelo Anthony stated after the loss to the Suns. “It will be fairly when it do.”