BasketballNets’ Russell Undergoes Knee Surgery by Jason Goldstein November 17, 2017 Brooklyn Nets point guard D’Angelo Russell underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday, the team announced in a statement.What this means is, the team’s biggest fear has been realized. The knee contusion suffered during a recent loss to the Utah Jazz is a lot more severe than originally thought. The Nets were originally hoping he can return to the lineup after just a handful of games. Now, his timetable for return is completely up in the air.The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Sean Marks said he hopes Russell will return to the court this season, but will look at it from a long-term perspective. Russell has to be conscious of his future and cannot risk coming back to the court too early.“It’s an arthroscopic surgery, so the plan would be for him to return this season,” Marks said. “It’s definitely frustrating for D’Angelo. He’s going into this as another challenge. He knows he’ll bounce back from this and we have no doubts in our mind that he’ll be better and stronger than he was before.”The Nets already lost Jeremy Lin to a season-ending injury, and now their point guard depth will be tested even further. Spencer Dinwiddie has started every game since Russell went down, with Isaiah Whitehead serving as the primary backup. Whitehead was supposed to shuttle back and forth between Brooklyn and their G-League team on Long Island, but it looks like the second-year guard will remain with the Nets at least until Russell is able to return.In 12 games for the Nets this season, Russell led the team with 20.9 points and 5.7 assists per game. It’s going to be a tough road for the Nets without Lin and now Russell, two of the best players on the roster. Many other role players will have to step up if they want to have a chance to compete in the East this season. Post Views: 1,244The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest PostsJason GoldsteinJason Goldstein is a co host of the Baseline Jumper NBA podcast, recording every Tuesday night along Ben McDonald. Jason has also spent time as the Basketball Editor at DoubleGSports.com while also handling the Brooklyn Nets Lead Writer duties since October 2015.Latest posts by Jason Goldstein (see all) Will Weaver Named Head Coach of the Long Island Nets - July 17, 2018 Sean Marks sets up Nets for Future with more Brilliant Moves - July 13, 2018 Brooklyn Nets Strike Early in Free Agency - July 1, 2018 Nets land Dwight Howard in trade from Hornets - June 20, 2018 Related TopicsBrooklyn NetsD'Angelo RussellIsaiah WhiteheadJeremy LinSean MarksSpencer Dinwiddie Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Newsletter SubscriptionCan't Miss Posts! A Look at Paternity Leave in MLB as Trout Becomes a Dad by Elizabeth DiPietro | posted on August 5, 2020 The Most Catastrophic Boat Trip Since the Titanic; the New York Giants by John Venezia | posted on October 4, 2020 Women in Sports: Podcast Host, New York Riptide Sideline Reporter, Dani Wexelman by Luke Porco | posted on March 3, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020More in Basketball You Know I’m Right, Episode 111: New York Giants’ Insider John Schmeelk (Audio/Video)On the 111th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video)On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 97: SNY’s Michelle Margaux (Audio/Video)On the 97th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined SNY’s... WNBA Rolling Out Red Carpet For Upcoming 25th Anniversary SeasonThe WNBA’s 25th season also marks the debut of the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup. Joel Embiid continues to turn heads for surging Sixers What is the proper punishment for UCLA’s freshman trio?