Game Four between the Miami Heat and New York Knicks could have a healthy case of Linsanity lurking beneath the wings. New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin says he may be back on the roster to help his team when Lebron James and company come to Madison Square Garden on Saturday. No matter what happens during the game, get ready for an insane media circus.
“I’m going to evaluate at the end of the week and see how I feel. Hopefully I’ll feel good. Every time I come into the gym, the playoff atmosphere is unbelievable.”
Lin has been out since March 24, recovering from surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee. After playing in 35 games this season and averaging 14.6 points, 6.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds, and finding himself in the middle of one of the biggest press frenzies in years. Lin has been watching the playoffs from the bench.
Lin has recovered rapidly from the knee operation and was even seen playing one-on-one before Saturday’s Game 1. There is no question that the basketball phenom is nearing a return. Lin said there was no way he would be ready to play in games 2 or 3 this week but he definitely would not rule out playing in Game 4.
Lin said of his return,
“I don’t really want to make a promise because I just don’t know. If I felt good today, then that would be more of a possibility. But I don’t feel that great today.”