Jeremy Lin re-aggravates hamstring, out 3-5 more weeks
Better late than never, right?
Jeremy Lin re-aggravated his hamstring during rehab and will miss another 3-5 weeks of basketball, the Brooklyn Nets announced today. The news offered some much-needed clarity on a murky situation, but this is just another nail in the Nets’ six feet deep coffin.
When the Nets announced that the strained hamstring Lin suffered on December 26th was “less severe” than the first edition that wiped him out for 17 games, there was a middling glimmer of hope.
Now that flickering light has officially burned out.
Since the basketball gods have not smiled upon the Nets in a year when they own their first round draft pick, they’ll continue navigating the difficult seas with Spencer Dinwiddie and Isaiah Whitehead, something that has resulted in a major hot and cold product thus far. If there’s a slight silver lining to be found, it may be that it’s given Whitehead a sink or swim introduction to the league’s best point guards, but that’s a hard consolation prize to pitch.
The Nets could take the D-League option once again, although that would mean releasing the hot-shooting Quincy Acy, and chasing another guard like Briante Weber, but that seems unlikely. Or, in a twist that most would be happy with, perhaps we’ll begin to see more of fellow rookie Caris LeVert at the wheel — for now, however, we’ll have to see what Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson have up their sleeves next.
Later in the day, Lin would post an update via his Facebook profile — it’s worth your time.