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Clippers’ Jason Preston to miss significant time after foot surgery

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Los Angeles Clippers rookie Jason Preston will miss an extended period of time after undergoing surgery on Thursday to repair ligaments in his right foot, the team announced.

The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Preston, who was the 33rd overall pick, averaged nine points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in five appearances with the Clippers in the Las Vegas Summer League. He produced his best game on Aug. 15 after recording 16 points and five assists.

The 22-year-old was expected to play a large role with the Clippers after signing a three-year contract in August. The team valued his passing ability in the backcourt and viewed him as a key member of that group.

Preston was named to the All-MAC first team last season at Ohio after averaging 15.7 points, 7.3 assists, 7.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals. He was one of 18 Division I players to record at least one triple-double last season after recording 11 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds on Jan. 23.

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