D'Angelo Russell
D’Angelo Russell is out indefinitely after knee surgery. (Photo: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America)

The Brooklyn Nets announce point guard D’Angelo Russell underwent microscopic surgery on his knee Friday. The Nets have not yet set a timetable for his return.

Add Russell’s injury to the growing list that is quietly growing in length. For Brooklyn, this will be the second point guard on the roster to miss extended time. Jeremy Lin was lost for the year in October with a severe knee injury, and will likely not return to the court this season.

Following from Michael Scotto,

“This was a direct correlation to the incident that happened in Utah,” Marks said. “I think with any 21-year-old that’s played a lot of basketball you’re going to have a little bit of wear and tear. The good thing is he’s young enough and he’s certainly going to bounce back from something like this. We’re not too concerned in that regard.”

According to Scotto, Marks is confident the injury won’t be a major hindrance to Russell’s year.

“This was a direct correlation to the incident that happened in Utah. “I think with any 21-year-old that’s played a lot of basketball you’re going to have a little bit of wear and tear. The good thing is he’s young enough and he’s certainly going to bounce back from something like this. We’re not too concerned in that regard.”

Russell is expected to make a full recovery and be back in action in due time.  The former Laker has missed the Net’s last game against the Boston Celtics.

In his third year in the NBA, Russell is having a revival type season. Without the services of Lin, he has been successful in taking the reins of the offense, and the team has been better than expected because of it.

With a career high in points (20), rebounds (4.7) and assists (5.7), the former number two overall pick is fitting in with his new organization just fine. The Nets will miss his presence on the court for sure, but backup point guard Spencer Dinwiddie will add some stability.

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