Miles Plumlee Underwent Knee Surgery, 6-8 Week Recovery Expected

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMay 3, 2017

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 10:  Miles Plumlee #18 of the Charlotte Hornets handles the ball in the fourth quarter against the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center on April 10, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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The Charlotte Hornets announced Wednesday that center Miles Plumlee underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.

He is expected to need between six and eight weeks to recover from the procedure.

The Hornets acquired Plumlee in February as part of a trade that sent Spencer Hawes and Roy Hibbert to the Milwaukee Bucks.

In 13 games for the Hornets, the former first-round pick out of Duke averaged 2.4 points and 3.2 rebounds.

On the season he put up 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per contest, which represented his worst production since his rookie campaign in 2012-13.

Plumlee's statistical output has dropped off since registering 8.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game with the Phoenix Suns in 2013-14.

Despite that, he is playing under a contract that will pay him $12.5 million per season through 2019-20, according to Spotrac.

Plumlee is currently second on the Hornets' depth chart at center behind starter Tyler Zeller.

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