Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Jeremy Lin not ready for Game 3
By Jared Zwerling
GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- After Wednesday's practice at the Knicks' training facility, Jeremy Lin participated in a 3-on-3 full-court scrimmage, making progress from April knee surgery.
Despite Lin taking contact and making some aggressive moves to the basket, Mike Woodson said Lin will not play in Game 3 on Thursday night at the Garden. He's not sure if Lin will play at all in the team's first-round playoff series against the Heat.
Woodson said he and the team's medical staff will meet together on Thursday to further evaluate Lin and determine his status looking ahead. While Lin has gradually increased his workload through his recovery process, Woodson said he has to show he can handle making offensive and defensive moves consistently.
"This is the first time he's been able to run up and down," Woodson said. "He's gone through a lot of drills. The test is if he can cut and guard people and be able to handle the ball and make plays off the dribble."