Stick a fork in Jonathan Bender
, he's done.
Swelling and cartilage loss in his knees has him looking at another MRI less than 3 weeks into the season. It's a shame, when healthy, the former lottery pick showed signs of becoming the next Brad Lohaus
. Wouldn't that be awesome.
Bender joins the list of Pacers
draft picks whose tenures were cut short due to freakish injuries: Steve Stipanovich
's cursed knee...Shaq
crushed Scott Haskin
's leg...George McCloud
broke his ankle while talking on the phone...
Someone in Toronto
is smiling over this one. The Bender trade cost the Pacers Antonio Davis
, who, at age 47, is still a better option.Sorry Jonathan. It's over.