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Allen Crabbe gets knee drained, out for Nets in next 2 games

Allen Crabbe

Brooklyn Nets swingman Allen Crabbe told local reporters on Friday he got his knee drained on Thursday and will miss the next two games.

It should take 48 to 72 hours for Crabbe to be 100 percent again, according to Brian Lewis of the New York Post.

Allen Crabbe has played in 43 games this season for the Nets, who are 36-34 on the season — good for sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

Crabbe is averaging 9.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for Brooklyn. He’s shooting 36.7 percent from the field, 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free-throw line.

The Nets are trying to make the playoffs this season for the first time since 2015. The team will need Crabbe for the stretch run of the season, as he’s one of the best 3-point shooters on the squad.

Brooklyn is coming off a 108-96 road loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Nets take on the Utah Jazz on Saturday and the LA Clippers on Sunday.

It’s possible Crabbe could play on March 19 against the Sacramento Kings. Brooklyn is on a six-game road trip which ends on March 28 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Crabbe is making $18,500,000 this season and has a player option worth the same amount for next year.