Spencer Dinwiddie is averaging 17.2 points off the bench this season.
After having his right thumb evaluated by two specialists, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie will have surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Dinwiddie is expected to miss three to six weeks as he recovers, Wojnarowski added.
Dinwiddie has been playing with the injury for most of the season. He played 30 minutes Wednesday night and posted a game-high 29 points in Brooklyn's 114-110 win over the Magic but did not play for the Nets in Friday's 109–99 win over the Knicks.
For the season, Dinwiddie has played in every game for the Nets so far and is averaging a career-high 17.2 points playing 28.6 minutes primarily off the bench. He is second on the team in assists and averaging 5.0 per game on the year.
The Nets are currently sixth in the East at 26-23 and two games clear of the seventh-place Hornets.
Over the next two weeks, Brooklyn will play the Knicks, Celtics, Bulls, Spurs, Magic, Bucks and Nuggets.