The operation was conducted by Dr. Michelle Carlson at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Hart, a restricted free agent in 2021, has proven himself to be a valuable bench cog on a scrappy New Orleans squad with aspirations of a play-in berth. He is averaging 9.2 PPG, a robust 8.0 RPG, and 2.3 APG in 47 contests for the Pelicans, across 28.7 MPG. The 26-year-old out of Villanova holds a slash line of .439/.326/.775 thus far this season.
The Pelicans’ back court is loaded with injuries at present. A right hip flexor strain has kept Lonzo Ball sidelined since March 18, and guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker will miss at least two weeks of game action with an ankle sprain. The team added guard Isaiah Thomas via a 10-day contract to help address these absences with offensive firepower.