Extremely bad news for Maalik Wayns as the point guard was fighting for a roster spot with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Clippers also say guard Maalik Wayns has a left meniscus tear that will require surgery. Will be out for a while. Wayns was playing well
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) October 16, 2013
UPDATE: Maalik Wayns will have surgery on his torn left meniscus in the near future.
— Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) October 16, 2013
The injury that Wayns is dealing with occurred in last night’s loss to the Sacramento Kings.
At this points it’s unclear if the guard will remain on the team as the Clippers could opt for an able body in Brandon Davies or Lou Amundson to bolster up their front court.
During his lone season in the NBA, Wayns played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) before becoming a full-time member of the Clippers after two ten-day contract stints. In six games played with the Clippers, mostly in garbage time, Wayns averaged 3.3 points and 1.2 assists on 43 percent shooting. He didn’t make an appearance in the teams six playoff games.
Maalik tweeted this after the Sacramento Kings game, referring to the road ahead after suffering his injury.
It’s all about the get back gotta attack this with a different mindset #builtdifferent!!!
— Maalik Wayns (@MaalikWayns2) October 15, 2013