Nuggets C Steven Hunter underwent successful arthroscopic surgery today at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colo. Hunter will be sidelined a minimum of 12 weeks.

Both Denver-area newspapers recently reported that Hunter may be considering retirement if it appears his knee will continue to be a major problem.

I’d assume Hunter will rehab and focus on regaining his health first, and then examine his status and future.

He hasn’t played this season. For his career he averages 4.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 15.4 minutes per game, with 56.4% shooting.