Brooklyn point guard (or fullback) Spencer Dinwiddie will not be playing again this season, due to a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee, according to The Athletic.
Hard blow for the Brooklyn Nets, who are among the favorites of the NBA Eastern Conference this season! They will not be able to count on Spencer Dinwiddie for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old point guard (or fullback) suffered a partial anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee in the 106-104 loss to Charlotte on Sunday, reveals the always-informed Shams Charania, of The Athletic. There would be no ” structural damage In his knee and he should return to his level for the start of next season.
The Los Angeles native was injured in the third quarter after contact with Bismack Biyombo. Auscultated on the bench for a few minutes, he then returned to the locker room, before undergoing more in-depth examinations on Monday, which therefore revealed the seriousness of the injury. This absence of Spencer Dinwiddie is a real blow to the Nets. The 38th in the 2014 draft, arrived in Brooklyn in 2016, started in the first three games of the season. He scored 9 points, took 5 rebounds and delivered 4 assists in 20 minutes against Golden State, then scored 6 points and took 4 rebounds in 29 minutes against Boston, before scoring 5 points, taking 4 rebounds and delivering 3 assists in 15 minutes. against Charlotte, for what will remain her last game of the season.
Last season, Dinwiddie had taken on another dimension, thanks in particular to the injuries of Kyrie Irving and Caris LeVert, turning at 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds on average in 64 games. He had not participated in the resumption of the season in the Orlando bubble, as he had contacted the coronavirus in June. At the end of this season, Dinwiddie will have to decide whether to stay with the Nets for a $ 12.3 million season, or if he becomes free. Even injured, he would have to attract several franchises if he decided to leave.
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