The Brooklyn Nets may be candidates to win it all this season but they will have to do it without one of their key pieces for most of the campaign.
The Nets reported that Spencer Dinwiddie has suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee.
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, Dinwiddie will undergo surgery and is expected to make a full recovery before next season.
Brooklyn Nets starter Spencer Dinwiddie has suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. It was suffered on contact, and there is no other structural damage in the knee.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 28, 2020
Despite being a contact injury, Dinwiddie did not suffer other structural damage to the knee.
Caris LeVert or shooting guard Landry Shamet are expected to take his spot in the starting-lineup, considering the Colorado product was starting alongside Kyrie Irving in the Nets back-court this season.
Last season, Dinwiddie had a career year averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.8 rebounds. He is also set to become a free agent next summer.