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Syracuse’s Bourama Sidibe has knee surgery for tendinitis

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We knew the Syracuse Orange’s Bourama Sidibe would be undergoing surgery this offseason for his tendinitis which hampered him for much of 2018-19. Well, ends up he went under the knife on Friday and is already rehabbing.

Sidibe averaged 2.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this year, though he also had 20 blocks and shot nearly 60 percent from the floor. His biggest game was an 18-point output vs. Pitt, which was followed by the bout with tendinitis. He spent the latter portion of the season absorbing fouls for the short-handed Orange rotation. However, if he comes back healthy in 2018-19 (and he’s expected to), it would be great to have something resembling an offensive weapon at the five.

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Sidibe missed seven games because of the tendinitis and his play was limited in several other games. He averaged 2.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. However, when his knee was pain-free Sidibe did flash examples of his potential. He opened the season with seven points and six rebounds in just 19 minutes against Cornell. Two games later, he scored 11 points in just 21 minutes against Texas Southern.

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