Thunder's George undergoes knee procedure


Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Paul George is recovering after undergoing a successful procedure Wednesday.

The Thunder said Dr. Neal ElAttrache, along with Thunder medical personnel present, performed the procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif.

George posted an image on his Instagram story prior to the surgery taking place on Wednesday with the caption "Good Spirits". With knee scopes being fairly common and there being virtually no risk of this being an issue when the 2018-19 season begins, his upcoming date with the open market should not be impacted by today's news.

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Knee scopes are relatively common in the National Basketball Association. Whether or not the Thunder will see the benefits of this surgery, however, remains to be seen. He played in 79 games for Oklahoma City this season, averaging 21 points, five rebounds and three assists per game while shooting 40 percent from three point range.

Oklahoma City forward Patrick Patterson had a knee scoped last August 10. George also battled what he called right forearm tightness all season. George's player option must be exercised by June 29, two days before the start of free agency.