Jeremy Lin not ready for Game 3

Updated: May 3, 2012, 12:35 PM ET
By Jared Zwerling | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- After Wednesday's practice at the New York Knicks' training facility, point guard Jeremy Lin participated in a 3-on-3 full-court scrimmage as he continues to make progress after his April knee surgery.

Despite Lin taking contact and making some aggressive moves to the basket, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Lin will not play in Game 3 Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. He's not sure if Lin will play at all in the team's first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat.

Woodson said he and the team's medical staff will meet Thursday to evaluate Lin and determine his status looking ahead. Although Lin has gradually increased his workload, 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."

Lin wasn't available for comment after practice.

Jared Zwerling is a regular contributor for ESPNNewYork.com.

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