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Friday, June 22, 2018

Jeremy Lin likely done for season with knee injury

Linsanity is officially dead this season. Jeremy Lin is having arthroscopic surgery on his knee and is expected to miss six weeks. The playoffs start in four weeks, so the Knicks would likely have to earn a playoff spot and win their first round matchup for Lin to have a chance at returning. New York is currently in the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference standings with a 27-26 record, and they would be facing the Bulls in the first round.

Lin left last Saturday’s win over the Pistons with knee soreness. An MRI revealed a small chronic tear, and Lin knew he would eventually need surgery. When the knee didn’t heal, he and several doctors decided getting it scoped was the only solution.

“I can’t really do much, can’t really cut or jump, so it’s pretty clear that I won’t be able to help the team unless I get this fixed right now,” Lin said. “It’s disappointing for me.

“But I tend to heal fast, so hopefully I can come back as soon as possible and still contribute this season — hopefully.”

Lin has had a good attitude all season so we have no doubt he’ll be back and playing just as well as he did before the surgery once he returns. He will still be a big part of the Knicks’ future considering they really don’t have another viable point guard option (no, I don’t count injury-prone Baron Davis).

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