Daniel Gibson to undergo season-ending surgery

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot and ankle. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel and is scheduled to take place at the Southern Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California per the recommendation of Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker.

The surgery will effectively end Gibson’s season with a timetable set to be released following the operation.

In 35 games this season, Gibson averaged 7.5 points per game on a career-worst 35 percent shooting. He has a $4.8 million team option for the 2012-13 season with the Cavaliers expected to address their wing positions this coming off-season.

[Related: Injuries to Varejao and Gibson Lead to Several Off-season Questions]

  • Natedawg86

    Whew…first thing that I caught was season ending surgery and I immediately thought of the indians. 

  • mgbode

    when do the Cavs have the make a decision on the team-option?  is it just before FA opens in early July?

  • Haas

    As much as I like Boobie, if they can snag a SG in the draft then I expect them to not pick up the option.  Maybe his market is cold and he could be brought back cheaper.  In the end though, if they keep him it is only for one more year, which wouldn’t really hurt the cap situation.

  • woofersus

    Agreed, I like him too, but if he’s not starting now and they desperately need to upgrade the position I don’t see where there’s a spot for him.  I guess he can theoretically play a little PG in a pinch, but I’m not sure they keep him for that, even at a lower price.  I guess the obvious next questions is what is Anthony Parker’s contract situation?  Is he assured a return? Both of them are mostly defensive assets with little scoring ability so I see them as almost interchangeable. If anything, Boobie has a little more scoring upside since he was uncharacteristically bad from the field this year.

  • mgbode

    the reason I asked is that I fully expect the Cavs to trade Gibson on or just after draft day.   the new team can then cut him to save $$$ (if they give us back a contract).

    but, due to the new CBA, that would preclude us from re-signing him.