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Raptors’ Brown Has Knee Surgery

October 15, 1999

TORONTO (AP) _ Toronto Raptors guard Dee Brown, who led the NBA in 3-pointers last season, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday.

Brown said he could be sidelined for as long as two months or as little as two weeks, depending on how rehab goes. He had the surgery to repair scar tissue.

``I tried to push back the surgery for as long as I could, but I needed to get it done because it was affecting my game,″ Brown said.

Brown, who made 135 3-pointers last season, used medication last season to alleviate the pain. He averaged 11.2 points per game and shot 38.7 percent on 3s.

Despite the injury, the Raptors won’t be without a 3-point threat as they signed Dell Curry in the offseason.

Curry shot a league-best 47.6 percent from beyond the 3-point line last season with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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