Nets F Robinson undergoes arthroscopic knee surgery
November 28, 2006 7:52pm CST
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- New Jersey Nets forward Clifford Robinson underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee on Monday. No timetable has been given for his possible return. The 39-year-old Robinson had missed New Jersey's last four games due to soreness in the knee. Robinson is averaging 5.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in seven games this season. In his 18-year NBA career, Robinson has played in 1,337 games - seventh in league history - and averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. He won the Sixth Man Award in 1993, was an All-Star in 1994 and a member of the All-Defensive Second Team in 2000 and 2002. The Nets acquired the 6-10 Robinson from the Golden State Warriors in February 2005. Robinson started 13 of 80 games last season and averaged 6.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 23.3 minutes. He shot 43 percent from the field, including 34 percent from the arc. But on May 12, Robinson was found to have once again violated the terms of the NBA's anti-drug program and was suspended five games. He missed the final three contests of the Nets' five-game loss to the eventual league champion Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Robinson also was suspended five games for violating the anti-drug policy in February 2005 with the Warriors. Later in the month, he was traded to the Nets for a pair of second-round picks.