Brooklyn Nets offseason addition Jeremy Lin will miss at least two weeks with a strained left hamstring, the team announced Thursday.
He suffered the injury during the first half of Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Pistons. The Nets managed their second win of the season after a 109-101 result over the Pistons, but the loss of Lin was the main story as it leaves a huge wound in an already thin backcourt.
Lin is averaging 15.0 points, 6.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds through five games in the season. The Harvard alum signed a three-year, $36 million contract with Brooklyn over the summer to serve as the starting point guard of the team.
While Isaiah Whitehead started the second half after Lin's injury, Sean Kilpatrick got some minutes running the offense, netting his first ever double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds — so it wouldn't come as a huge surprise if his minutes started going up in the 30s during Lin's absence, given how well he's shot the ball from deep so far this season.