“He’s progressing along with our schedule,” Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said, according to Greg Logan of Newsday.
“I’d just say he’s working his tail off. I was watching him in the gym yesterday. It’s an arduous process. He’s putting in a ton of time, he’s putting in full days. It’s been amazing to see his work ethic. He’s been great.”
Brooklyn has seen some good play from Spencer Dinwiddie and Caris LeVert, who have filled in during Russell’s absence.
“We’ll worry about that when we get there,” Atkinson said of the logjam in the backcourt. “That’s a good problem to have, right? It will just be more competition for minutes and spots. Way back here in the back of my mind, I know what we want to do. But we’ve got to wait until D’Angelo is back to really address that.”
Russell was averaging 20.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 5.7 assists prior to the surgery.