The Nets’ first loss on Sunday night in Charlotte has proved particularly costly, with the team announcing on Monday that Spencer Dinwiddie, who is starting at guard with Kyrie Irving, partially in his right knee to the anterior cruciate ligament Tease in and out indefinitely.
In the second half of the Nets’ 106-104 loss to the Hornets, Kevin Durant fell to the floor pressing his right knee after an awkward move into the paint after passing the ball. The team said more information about Dinwidi’s recovery after surgery is expected next week.
Dinwede started the Nets 2–1 at 21.4 minutes per game at an average of 6.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.0. The Nets lead the way to Golden State At home and on the road in their first two games before the loss against the Hornets, who started 0–2 and were not expected to be contenders for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. The Nets will be without Dinwiddie, Durant and Irving against Memphis at Barclays Center on Monday night, with Durant and Irving rested for a second night of back-to-back.
The 27-year-old Dinwidi averaged 20.6 points and 6.8 games last year, while recovering from Achilles Tendon’s tear, Durant was sidelined for the entire season and was limited to just 20 games with Irving from various injuries. But in July, Denis Ortlando, Fla. Did not join the Nets in the bubble at Walt Disney World, while the NBA was relaunched. Recover from kovid-19.
He made a spot in the lineup earlier this season when the new Nets coach, Steve Nash, decided to deploy Caris Levert as the sixth man, only to fall through a second knee injury of his career. Dinwidi tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his junior season in Colorado.
The injury took place on Sunday against Bismack Biombo of Charlotte to drive the basket. Dinwidi turned to the Nets bench and, after some treatment, was soon ruled out of the game.
Dinwidi’s teammate Jarrett Allen said “when Spencer is leaving, he can’t be stopped – his aggressive game when he’s making downhill shots for others,”. “And from the court too, everybody likes to be around Spencer. His energy in the locker room, just his personality is great. “
Considered as one of the NBA’s most lucrative contracts, Dinvied could become a free agent at the end of the season or a $ 12.3 million player option for the 2021-22 season.
Despite Nash’s lack of coaching experience and uncertainty about how Durant and Irving will be prevented from playing together in their first season in Brooklyn after the injury, the Nets are widely billed as championship contenders – because They are one of the deepest rosters in the league.