With Jeremy Lin missing last night’s game against the Denver Nuggets with a knee issue, the speculation began to swirl about whether he might be done for the season. Only four games remain for the Lakers with one road game left on the schedule against the Sacramento Kings on April 13.
Fortunately, Lin remains listed as questionable for Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times:
Jeremy Lin (sore left knee) is questionable – per Lakers Game Notes – for Wolves Friday
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) April 9, 2015
In 74 games this season, Lin is averaging 11.2 points, 4.6 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. The veteran guard is currently shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and 36.9 percent from beyond the arc.
Lin may be back in the lineup or at least on the active roster, but the 26-year-old’s future remains uncertain moving forward. Lin will become an unrestricted free agent this season after one year with the Lakers and there’s no telling whether he’ll be back in Los Angeles or head elsewhere in NBA free agency.
Although Lin’s numbers aren’t incredibly impressive or a throwback to Linsanity days in New York, the journeyman was able to turn things around slightly in the second half of the season. Lin put up 13.6 points, 4.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game in 22 games after the All-Star break convincing some that he may have impressed the Lakers brass enough to re-sign him this summer.[divide]
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