The season for Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets has gone from bad to worse with Lin out for another 3-5 weeks.
Could this season get any worse for Jeremy Lin and the Brooklyn Nets? The team announced on Monday Lin is expected to be out for another three to five weeks due to a hamstring injury.
Lin first injured his hamstring on November 2. He strained the hamstring on December 26 and hasn’t played since then. Nets general manager Sean Marks said that the point guard aggravated his left hamstring during rehab and cold be out for another three to five weeks, according to the Associated Press.
“During the course of his rehab, Jeremy re-aggravated his strained left hamstring and will be out approximately three to five weeks as he continues to work towards a full recovery,’’ Marks said in a statement. We understand and appreciate Jeremy’s competitive desire to get back on the court with his teammates, however, we are going to be cautious with his rehab in order to ensure that he is at full strength once he returns.”
Lin, who signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Nets last summer, has played in just 12 games this season. This season he’s averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.3 rebounds, according to AJ Neuharth-Keusch of USA Today. The point guard has a shooting percentage of 46.9 percent, which is a career-high.
The Nets have had Isaiah Whitehead, Spencer Dinwiddie, Randy Foye, and Sean Kilpatrick start in Lin’s place. Dinwiddie is expected to start Monday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Nets have the worst record in the NBA at 9-34.