Bullets' King due for operation Walker likely to become a Piston

September 05, 1991

The Washington Bullets have announced that NBA All-Star forward Bernard King will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee tomorrow to relieve discomfort from meniscus cartilage that was originally repaired 17 years ago when King played collegiately at the University of Tennessee.

King and Dr. Norman Scott, the New York Knicks' team physician who performed reconstructive surgery on King's knee in 1985 and who will perform the operation tomorrow, said there is no relationship between the current injury and King's surgery six years ago.

The Bullets also are believed to be on the verge of a trade that would send guard Darrell Walker to Detroit for two second-round draft choices.

Walker has asked to be traded and Detroit further entered the picture yesterday when the Pistons put suber-sub Vinnie Johnson, 35, on waivers. Johnson made $1.4 million last year, so his depature would allow Detroit to cover Walker's $700,000 salary.

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