Nets' Lin (knee) out for season

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"Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has been diagnosed with a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee", the team announced, via its official website. Lin fell awkwardly after driving down the lane for a layup attempt, immediately grabbed his knee and began throbbing in pain on the court.

Ironically, Lin on Tuesday night expressed thoughts and concern for the Celtics' Gordon Hayward after he suffered an apparent season-ending injury in Boston's opener at Cleveland. He limped to the locker room and had obvious trouble putting weight on his right leg.

Marks says its "awful that the injury will cost him the season" and the organization "will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery". LeVert was slowed by injuries at MI, and they plagued him again in his rookie season.

Lin signed a three-year, $38.3 million contract with the Nets before last season, but hamstring injuries limited him to just 36 games in 2016-17. While he only played 36 games, his averages were near the top as he led the team in steals and assists per game and finished second in points per game.

In Lin's absence, it's likely the Nets will move D'Angelo Russell, 21, to the point and Allen Crabbe will take over Russell's shooting-guard role. Russell's role at the 2 is expected to be filled by some combination of Caris LeVert or Sean Kilpatrick.



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