Nets’ Mercer placed on injured list
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets Saturday placed
guard Ron Mercer on the injured list. Mercer is scheduled to undergo left knee
surgery on Monday and could be out of action for up to four weeks.
After signing with the Nets as a free agent this summer, Mercer played in
the first three regular-season games before suffering swelling in the knee.
The 6-foot-7 Mercer spent the 2003-04 campaign, his seventh in the NBA, with
the San Antonio Spurs. He played just 39 games due to various injuries
and suffered his least-productive scoring season with just 5.0 points per
The University of Kentucky product has also spent time with the Boston
Celtics, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls and Indiana Pacers. He
holds career averages of 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists over
Meanwhile, the Nets activated forward Awvee Storey from the injured list.
Storey had been sidelined with a sprained ankle.