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Brooklyn Nets starting guard #Jeremy Lin is out for the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee in their 140-131 loss to the Indiana Pacers Wednesday. The development was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN while the Nets later confirmed it to Chris Mannix of The Vertical. Lin sustained the injury when he landed awkwardly [VIDEO]following a layup in the fourth quarter of their loss. Before the injury, Lin tallied 18 points and four assists in 25 minutes. After the game, Lin tweeted:

Nets to turn to Russell as point guard

With Lin out, D’Angelo Russell will do more ball-carrying duties while Caris LeVert and Spencer Dinwiddie will have more playing time at point guard.

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Against the Nets, Russell played shooting guard while Lin did most of the ball-carrying chores. Russell led the Nets in scoring with 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting with three rebounds and five assists.

Lin was entering his second year with the Nets after playing for five different teams in past six seasons. He played for the #Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, and the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season, he was limited to 36 games due to injury but averaged 14.5 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game.

MRI on Green’s left knee negative

According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, the MRI on Golden State Warriors power forward #Draymond Green’s left knee was negative. However, Green’s status for their Friday’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans is still unknown and it has yet to be determined if he will miss additional time.

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Green underwent the procedure after suffering an apparent knee injury in the third quarter [VIDEO]of their 122-121 loss to the Houston Rockets in their season-opener Tuesday. Before he left the game, Green was on his way to a triple-double with nine points, 11 boards, and 13 assists. When asked by Haynes about his status, Green replied “I’ll be good. I'm fine.”

A two-time All-Star, Green averaged 10.2 points, 7.9 rebounds, 7.0 assists and an NBA-best 2.0 steals per game and won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year last season. If Green will be sidelined against the Pelicans, David West, Jordan Bell, and Kevon Looney will have additional playing time. Green’s absence in the fourth quarter was evident as the Rockets came back from a 13-point deficit en route to the close win. The Warriors had a chance to steal the game but Kevin Durant’s jumper came after the final buzzer sounded.