Nets guard Allen Crabbe, who last played Dec. 12, will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks after the team identified the source of his sore right knee.
The team said Crabbe as a bruised fat pad, which has caused the 26-year-old guard to continue to feel pain and soreness despite being able to practice last week.
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said Brooklyn does not expect Crabbe to undergo surgery, however they will determine Crabbe's next steps after his re-evaluation.
"I haven't gotten to that point," Atkinson said of surgery, according to the New York Post's Brian Lewis. "It will be a re-evaluation in a week to 10 days and then go from there."
Previously, Crabbe had participated in 3-on-3 drills and completed a full workout despite dealing with "bearable pain to actually get through the whole workout."
He also said he would rather miss time now than toward the end of the season when the Nets, who are currently a half game back of the 8-seed Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference, could be fighting for a playoff spot.
"It's still early," Crabbe, who has averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 28 games, said last week. "We're not even halfway through the season yet. So I'd rather get it taken care of then it come back lingering around like February, March."
The Nets are 7-3 in Crabbe's absence.