Nets guard D'Angelo Russell practiced with Brooklyn's G-League team on Monday as he nears his return to the NBA from a knee injury, according to the New York Post's Brian Lewis.
Russell underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to remove loose bodies on Nov. 11, and after practicing Monday, he was recalled to Brooklyn, as he is on track to return later this month.
"Honestly, I'm just trying to stay healthy and get as strong as I can before I get back out on the floor," Russell said in November. "It's definitely not something I want to rush, however that may go. I'm not really forcing anything, just doing what the trainers and stuff tell me day-in and day-out and go from there, see how I feel every day."
The 21-year-old Russell averaged 20.9 points, 5.7 assists and 4.7 rebounds, all career bests, in 12 games with Brooklyn before undergoing surgery. His 46.3 percent shooting percentage was also a career high through his first three seasons.