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Mavericks Rookie G Mekel Has Knee Surgery

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    Shelvin Mack #8 of the Atlanta Hawks reaches for a steal against Gal Mekel #33 of the Dallas Mavericks.

    Dallas Mavericks rookie guard Gal Mekel is recovering from right knee surgery.

    The team said Friday that Mekel had arthroscopic surgery to address a torn lateral meniscus in his knee. The team said there was no timetable yet for the return of the 25-year-old guard from Israel, an undrafted rookie from Wichita State.

    Mekel has played in 30 games. While playing nearly 10 minutes a game, he has scored 2.4 points and 2.1 assists per game.

    After playing 14 1/2 minutes and matching his season high with seven assists Monday night against Orlando, Mekel didn't play Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.