Tuesday , Dec , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Nets’ Mercer placed on injured list

East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – The New Jersey Nets Tuesday placed
guard Ron Mercer on the injured list with a knee injury.

Mercer underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in mid-
November. 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. He is averaging 9.3 points per contest.

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
outing.

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
417 games.

Meanwhile, the club signed forward Jerome Moiso, who was waived by Toronto on
December 17. In eight games for the Raptors this season, he averaged 1.8
points and 2.9 boards per contest.

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