The Detroit Pistons are destined to be sellers this season, and following multiple injuries and trades, they looked destined to miss the playoffs for a second consecutive season.
Their rotation seems to be limited even more now, as the team confirmed center Jahlil Okafor underwent a successful surgical procedure to clean the lateral meniscus in his left knee.
He is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Okafor, who arrived to Detroit after spending two years in New Orleans, has played in 12 games for Detroit this season, averaging 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds.
Veteran Mason Plumlee and rookie Isaiah Steward are expected to step-up their game and potentially play more minutes to fill in for Okafor.