Knee surgery to sideline Blazers' Miles for season

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Portland Trail Blazers forward Darius Miles had microfracture surgery on his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, the team said Tuesday.

An arthroscopic procedure uncovered the need for additional surgery.

Miles was unable to work out this summer and did not play in the preseason because of the persistent knee problem, which required surgery last December.

He averaged a career-high 14 points last season, his sixth in the league, but missed 34 games because of the injury.