Lin Getting Ready for Return to Court?
Back in March, it felt like Linsanity was a story manufactured by a Disney imagineer. But with the Knicks’ Game 4 win, the story might’ve been set up for quite the ridiculous climax.
The Knicks are light on point guards all of a sudden as Baron Davis appears to be done for at least the rest of the playoffs with a brutal knee injury. Iman Shumpert is already done. Toney Douglas might as well be. All New York has left is Mike Bibby.
And Jeremy Lin.
If there was ever a chance for this story to get even more storybook, here it is. The Knicks are down 3-1 after winning their first playoff game in more than a decade, breaking a 13-game postseason losing streak. They’re playing the mighty Heat. Their backs are to the wall, they’ve suffered major injuries and their scraping for their playoff lives. Andby winning Sunday, they’ve opened up the possibility that Lin can return from knee surgery a few weeks ago.
Lin has been out since the beginning of April with a knee injury with his initial timetable being six weeks of recovery. It’s been about four and a half right now, but Lin has been practicing and trying to get back on the floor. With a couple more days of rest and rehab, and the fact the Knicks are desperate, it could just give him a shot to get back on the floor.