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Washington Wizards forward Trevor Ariza will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury, the team announced Monday.
The Wizards announced in a statement Monday morning that Ariza had been diagnosed with a partial meniscus tear in his left knee and is “expected to miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.”
Ariza’s status is not yet known.
He averaged 18.3 points and 7.8 rebounds last season.
The 6-foot-8 forward, who turns 27 on July 23, was one of the league’s top rebounders last season and has a career-high nine blocks.
Ariza averaged a career high 8.9 points and 5.8 boards per game in the first half of the playoffs, though he finished the regular season with 4.9 and 4.4 points per game.
The 30-year-old Ariza is the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1946-47 to record three consecutive 30-point games in the postseason.