Cleanthony Early to undergo knee surgery


New York Knicks rookie Cleanthony Early will undergo arthroscopic surgery this week to remove a loose body in his right knee, the team announced Tuesday.

The loose body was revealed by an MRI, the team said. Early will be re-evaluated in one month to determine a timetable for his return to the court.

Early, who was selected by the Knicks with the 34th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, averaged 2.7 points and one rebound in 7.7 minutes in the first 11 games.

Early played a mostly limited role for New York early in his rookie season.