The Nets announced Thursday that Allen Crabbe, who hasn’t played since March 13, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Allen Crabbe underwent successful right knee arthroscopy today. Updates regarding Crabbe’s return will be issued as appropriate.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) April 4, 2019
The news would seem to indicate that the 6’6” small forward is done for the season. Arthroscopic surgery usually means rehab of a month or longer. The Nets would have to go deep in the playoffs for there to be any chance of him seeing action this season.
Crabbe, of course, has an $18.5 million player option for next season. Assuming he exercises that option, the Nets will presumably try to dump his salary before free agency begins in July. Crabbe’s surgery will add a degree of difficulty to any trade.
Crabbe played in 43 games this season, averaging 9.6 points and shooting 37 percent from three point range. It was his worst season in the last four.
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