Raptors Lose Lowry to Surgery… Cavs Ink Deron Williams
(AP) — The Toronto Raptors say All-Star guard Kyle Lowry will have surgery today on his right wrist. The club hopes Lowry will be able to return for the playoffs. Lowry hasn't played since returning from the All-Star break. He is second on the team with his average of 22.8 points and leads the Raptors with 6.9 assists per game. In other NBA news:
— Deron Williams, an Olympian and three-time All-Star who has never made it to the NBA Finals, signed as a free agent with the Cavs. That gives the defending NBA champions the backup point guard they've coveted and another playmaker to help them defend their title.
— Center Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers is out indefinitely with a left knee injury. He began to experience swelling and soreness in the knee following recent training sessions. Embiid, the No. 3 overall pick in 2014, missed his first two seasons while recovering from foot surgery. The 76ers also report that No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons will likely resume training this week after a minor procedure on his surgically repaired right foot.
— The New York Knicks waived one of the players picked up last off season, Brandon Jennings, and reports are that Joakim Noah is headed for knee surgery. A person with knowledge of the details tells The Associated Press Noah will have left knee surgery. It won't be known how long Noah will be out until after the surgery, the person said.