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Nets’ DeAndre Jordan won’t require surgery on dislocated finger, will be re-evaluated next week

DeAndre Jordan, Nets

Brooklyn Nets center DeAndre Jordan dislocated the middle finger on his right hand in Wednesday’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers and will miss multiple games.

However, there is some good news.

The Nets announced on Friday Jordan won’t require surgery and will be re-evaluated next week:

The Nets are 18-22 on the season. They are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

In his first season with the Nets, DeAndre Jordan is averaging 8.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He’s shooting 65.6 percent from the field and 67.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Jordan signed a four-year, $40 million deal with the Nets this past offseason in free agency. He split time last season with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks. Jordan has started and come off the bench for the Nets.

The high-flyer was able to get a $40 million deal with Brooklyn after stars Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving took less money from Brooklyn. Irving and Durant converted a chunk of their salaries into performance-based bonuses to create room for Jordan, although Irving won’t get his share since he won’t play in 60 games this season because of the shoulder injury which kept him sidelined.

When Durant plays next season, the Nets will be one of the favorites to win the championship. As far as this season goes, it appears Brooklyn will be one of the lower seed playoff teams.