D'Angelo Russell to miss several games with left knee contusion


Nets guard D'Angelo Russell watches from the bench during the second half against the Nuggets on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Denver.

The Brooklyn Nets will be without star point guard D'Angelo Russell for the foreseeable future after he hurt his left knee in the Nets' 114-106 loss to the Utah Jazz. Russell is scheduled to undergo further evaluation on Sunday afternoon, so hopefully we'll know more later this evening.

The diagnosis is better than the last time a Nets guard suffered a knee injury.

Russell was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft, averaging 14.8 points and 4.1 assists in his two-plus-year National Basketball Association career.

Jeremy Lin's season-ending patella tendon injury, however, already put a strain on the Nets' backcourt depth.

The former Los Angeles Lakers draft pick was traded in te off-season with Timofey Mozgov to the Nets for Brook Lopez and Kyle Kuzma.

He is averaging a team-high 20.9 points per game this season.

Dinwiddie had 22 points, five rebounds, and six assists when he took Russell's place in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Cavaliers.