A person with direct knowledge of the decision says Dallas Mavericks guard Seth Curry will have surgery for a stress fracture in his lower left leg, an injury that has sidelined him all season.
The season-ending procedure is planned because the injury wasn't healing fast enough on its own, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the surgery hasn't been announced.
The surgery will likely be this week, the person said, and the younger brother of Golden State star Stephen Curry is expected to be ready for next season.
Dallas had planned to start Curry alongside rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr., the No. 9 pick in last year's draft. The 27-year-old was coming off his best season, averaging 12.8 points and shooting 43 percent from 3-point range in his first season with the Mavericks in 2016-17.
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