NEW YORK -- Before the Brooklyn Nets take the court for their home opener Friday night against the Orlando Magic, there already is a pall over the season.
When the Nets play their sixth home opener in Brooklyn, they will do so without Jeremy Lin, who is out for the season with a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.
"Jeremy worked tremendously hard during the offseason and in training camp and was excited for the prospects of the team this season," general manager Sean Marks said in a statement. "We feel awful that the injury will cost him the season, however, our entire organization will be there to support Jeremy in every way possible throughout his recovery. Jeremy remains an important part of this team and will continue to contribute in a leadership role."