Against the Detroit Pistons Wednesday, Brooklyn Nets’ guard Jeremy Lin left the game with a left hamstring injury.
Lin got diagnosed with a strained left hamstring, and the 28-year-old floor general missed the entire second half of the Nets’ 109-101 victory.
The organization confirmed the injury via Twitter and noted that Lin would get re-evaluated in two weeks.
Jeremy Lin Medical Update: pic.twitter.com/dG4G6CDjcm
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 3, 2016
In five games so far, the Nets sit at 2-3, with only one their games being a horrendous blowout. Lin has been a bright spot on an otherwise underwhelming Nets team, and the journeyman is averaging 15 points and 6.2 assists while shooting 44.8 percent from the field.
Brooklyn will struggle without Lin, but, in his absence, Brook Lopez will need to sustain a high level of play and build on his 34-point performance against the Pistons.
Sean Kilpatrick will also need to step up, and the third-year pro will have an even greater scoring role. Luckily, his skill set on offense is similar to Lin’s but with a more refined outside shot. Kilpatrick is just as aggressive, and never shies away from a chance to attack the basket.
With Greivis Vasquez hurt on top of this, the point guard duties now fall on Isaiah Whitehead and Randy Foye, who’s been upgraded to probable for Friday night against the Hornets, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.
Whitehead will have the ball in his hands a lot during this stretch, providing the rookie combo guard with a great chance to speed up his development as an orchestrator.