Jeremy Lin out at least two weeks with hamstring strain
The Jeremy Lin Show in Brooklyn will be forced to take a brief hiatus.
The Nets announced on Thursday that Lin has a strained left hamstring and will be re-evaluated after two weeks.
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The 28-year-old Lin, who signed a three-year deal with Brooklyn over the offseason, was averaging 15.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game through the first five games of the season. Widely seen as the new face of the Nets franchise, he’ll now be out of the lineup for at least the next six games.
For a Nets team that’s currently sitting at 2-3 and is almost certain to be pretty lousy this season, the news likely means more touches in the post for veteran big man Brook Lopez as well as increased opportunity in the backcourt for the likes of Isaiah Whitehead and Sean Kilpatrick for the time being.
Image via Jeremy Lin on Instagram