Brooklyn Nets two-way guard Spencer Dinwiddie sprained his left ankle in the second quarter of Tuesday's game against the Charlotte Hornets. He was ruled out for the rest of the game and hasn't played since.
The Nets have not provided a timetable for Dinwiddie's return, but ankle sprains usually take a couple weeks to heal. It's possible he could miss multiple games, but the Bucks are hopeful he'll be back as soon as possible.
Lonnie Walker IV is the most likely candidate to start in Dinwiddie's place. Walker is a solid option off the bench, but he has experience starting games. He has played for the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
Walker is a versatile player who can score, pass and grab rebounds. Last season, he averaged 12.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
The Nets are hoping that Walker can bring a spark to the starting lineup and help them continue to win. They will need Walker to step up in Dinwiddie's absence.