The Chicago Bulls will be without Zach LaVine for the rest of the campaign.
LaVine, who has had a stop-start season, will undergo surgery on a foot issue next week.
Bulls coach Billy Donovan confirmed on Saturday that LaVine, who has not played since mid-January due to an ankle sprain, had elected to go under the knife and will miss between four and six months.
"He made a decision he felt was best for his health," Donovan said.
"I really feel like he did everything he could to try to get himself back to playing.
"The discomfort in his foot was at a place where I think he didn't feel like he had any chance to be himself. That was the really frustrating part of it.
"He's kind of been in and out, but certainly you'd like to have a player of his calibre available.
"Now with the news coming out we'll have to play without him. I've always said when you lose really good players, it impacts your team."