Dec 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday and will be out through the All-Star break, the team announced.
The All-Star Game is scheduled to be played Feb. 16 in New Orleans, which means Westbrook is expected to be sidelined nearly two months.
Westbrook suffered a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee during the second game of the NBA playoffs last April. He had surgery on April 27, and had another operation on Oct. 1 to remove a loose stitch from the first procedure.
He returned to action ahead of schedule and ended up missing just two regular-season games.
Westbrook is averaging 21.3 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game in 32.9 minutes. He has helped the Thunder to a 23-5 record.
He has been named to the All-Star team each of the past three seasons.
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New York Knicks owner James Dolan told the team in a meeting Thursday that there will be no forthcoming moves, including trades or firings, according to ESPN.com.
Dolan reportedly called the meeting before practice a day after the team's 29-point loss at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder. There has been speculation that coach Mike Woodson could be fired and trades could be made. The Knicks are 9-19.
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Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph was fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing officials, the NBA announced Friday.
Randolph made the comments after the Grizzlies' 100-92 loss to the host Houston Rockets on Thursday night. (Editing by Gene Cherry)