However, while the rookie who replaced him in Los Angeles was putting the finishing touches on a record-breaking triple-double Saturday night, Russell limped off the court in the final moments of Brooklyn's 114-106 loss to the Utah Jazz.
Nets guard D'Angelo Russell watches from the bench during the second half against the Nuggets on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Denver.
Russell, acquired in an offseason trade with the Los Angeles Lakers, has been an integral piece of the team's offensive attack, averaging almost 21 points and six assists in 12 games since his arrival. He also missed three games in January with a right knee injury and eventually underwent platelet-rich plasma injections. However, he had looked much better during his last handful of outings.
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MS Dhoni responds to his critics with utter calmness
Dhoni, who burst onto the cricket scene with the now-famous helicopter shot, revealed where and how he learnt that trademark shot. However, Kapil also feels that there might not be a capable replacement for Dhoni in case he is removed from the India team.
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The Brooklyn Nets' point guard problems have just gotten pretty serious.
The Nets are underdogs in their next three home contests against the Boston Celtics, Jazz and the Golden State Warriors before they head on the road to face Cleveland.
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