Huerter to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, per agent

Kevin Huerter’s 2023-24 NBA season has come to an end.

Huerter is undergoing season-ending left shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday, citing the guard’s agent Mark Bartelstein.

Huerter sustained the injury during the first quarter of Sacramento’s 121-111 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on March 18.

The loss of Huerter is a massive blow to a Kings team fighting for every possible advantage in a tightly packed Western Conference playoff picture where only 2.5 games separate Sacramento at the No. 8 seed and the New Orleans Pelicans at the No. 5 seed.

The 25-year-old appeared in 64 games — with 59 starts — for the Kings during the 2023-24 season, averaging 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 24.4 minutes per game.

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