Nets Martin, Williams Have Surgery
Jun. 20, 2002
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) _ Forwards Kenyon Martin and Aaron Williams underwent surgery Thursday, eight days after the New Jersey Nets were swept by the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Martin had bone chips removed from his right wrist, which had been bothering him for the second half of the season. He is to wear a cast for five weeks before beginning rehabilitation, the team said.
Martin led the Nets in scoring with a 14.9 average in 72 games.
Williams, who played in all 82 games for the second consecutive season, had arthroscopic surgery on both knees to remove debris. No rehabilitation date was given.
The Nets finished with the best record in the Eastern Conference and advanced to the Finals for the first time.