Jeremy Lin recording stats on Nets bench while injured
Even if Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin can’t contribute on the court right now, he’s still making sure that the team feels his presence.
According to Scott Cacciola of the New York Times, Lin, who has been sidelined since November 2 with a strained hamstring, is keeping busy while injured by recording “a self-styled version of offensive-efficiency statistics” on the bench during games.
“Linology. It’s beautiful,” Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said of the practice. “It’s his way of showing he cares. He asked me if he could do it, and I said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ And he just does it, and he hands it to me after every game, and then I hand it to – you know, I’m not exactly sure where it goes.”
The stats are probably none too pretty considering that the 4-11 Nets are currently tied for 21st in offensive efficiency and have the fourth-most turnovers in the league on a per-game basis (via ESPN). But nevertheless, it’s nice to see the 28-year-old Lin, who has been out well beyond his initial injury timetable, putting that Harvard education to good use.