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Reports: Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie has torn ligaments in thumb

Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is evaluating the need for surgery after he was diagnosed with torn ligaments in his right thumb, according to reports from Shams Charania of The Athletic and former player Caron Butler.

The Nets say Dinwiddie has a “right thumb injury” and they will provide updates once the diagnosis is complete. Dinwiddie expects to meet with another specialist on Friday to evaluate the injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Dinwiddie has been a key piece to the Nets’ surprisingly strong first-half of the season. The 25-year-old guard is averaging a career-high 17.2 points with 5.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds over 49 games this season.

The Nets (26-23) have the sixth-best record in the Eastern Conference. Their next game is against the New York Knicks on Friday night (7:30 ET, NBA League Pass).