MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks say Jabari Parker has suffered a season-ending left ACL injury for the second time in three years.
Parker will need surgery after tearing the ACL in the third quarter of the Bucks' 116-88 loss to Miami on Wednesday. The Bucks say the recovery and rehabilitation period will take about a year.
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Parker was averaging a career-high 20.1 points and 6.2 rebounds, one of the Bucks' franchise cornerstones. Until Wednesday, he showed no signs that the knee was giving him trouble, consistently making explosive drives to the bucket.
Parker went down with 6:34 left in the third quarter after making minimal contact with a defender with his body on a drive to the lane. His left knee did not make contact but buckled.
Cavaliers: Former No. 2 pick gets 10-day deal
CLEVELAND - Derrick Williams will get a chance to impact the NBA champions.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have been looking for roster help as they defend their title. Williams, who was recently waived by Miami, could play Thursday night when the Cavs visit Oklahoma City.
Williams was selected six years ago by Minnesota after the Cavaliers picked Kyrie Irving first. Williams, who has played for five other teams, could be signed by Cleveland for the remainder of the season if he contributes.
He averaged 5.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 15.1 minutes in 25 games for the Heat, who released him on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8 Williams can play on the wing and he gives the Cavs some size and depth in their front court. Cleveland has been looking to add a big man since center Chris Andersen sustained a season-ending knee injury in December.
The Cavs would also like to add a backup point guard and could do so before the Feb. 23 trading deadline. It's possible the Cavs will wait until after the deadline to see if any players have their contracts bought out around the league.
Cleveland recently held tryouts for several veteran point guards and forward Lance Stephenson, who signed a 10-day deal with Minnesota.