Nets Guard Spencer Dinwiddie Done for the Season with Partially Torn ACL

The season is over for Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, as he will have surgery for a partially torn ACL in his right knee. The surgery will take place next week. The injury to the 27-year-old took place Sunday during the Nets' two-point loss to the Charlotte Hornets. It's a tough break for Dinwiddle after a breakout season last year in which he averaged a career-high 20.6 points per game. He was a starter on the team for 49 games last season, and in six NBA seasons he has slowly improved each year. Dinwiddle is in his fifth season with the Nets after starting his NBA career with the Detroit Pistons, where he spent two seasons. ACL injuries are nothing new for Dinwiddie. In his junior year at Colorado, he tore his left ACL and missed the rest of the season. When he got hurt, he was the team leader in minutes played, scoring and assists. Dinwiddie has a player-option with the Nets for $12.3 million next season, meaning he can exercise the option and stay with the club or become an unrestricted free agent.

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