Paul Pierce injured, out 2-4 weeks with fracture in right hand

The struggle continues in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal of the right hand, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today. The injury occurred during the first half of the November 29 game at Houston. Pierce is expected to miss the next 2-4 weeks.

In 15 games this season, Pierce is averaging 12.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

The Nets are off to an extremely disappointing start this season. At 5-12, they are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 5th worst record in the NBA.

On the bright side, it can only get better — or so we presume.