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Reiterating what we already knew, Lin out for Heat series

May 8, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

Injured New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin reacts during pregame ceremonies before the Knicks play against the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their first round NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoffs in Miami Reuters

Yesterday, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Jeremy Lin was very doubtful for Game 5 and it looked like some of the point guard duties for the Knicks would fall to Carmelo Anthony. And some to Mike Bibby.

So of course, Woodson had to be asked about it again on Tuesday, and this time he tried to close the door so he won’t get asked about it again on Wednesday. (Good luck with that, coach). Here is Woodson’s quote, via the AP.

“Speaking with medical and Jeremy, he will not play in this series,” Woodson said after practice.

I think it’s cute that Woodson acts like there might be a Game 6 in this series.

It’s all ending Wednesday night in Miami, likely in a very ugly fashion for the Knicks. The fact that Lin couldn’t play this series — along with Iman Shumpert, Amare Stoudemire and Baron Davis getting injured — sped the demise along and made the series less competitive. But the Knicks got a win in the playoffs, so consider that a step forward.

But Knicks fans will not see Lin on the court until next season.

  1. therealroman - May 8, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    “It’s all ending Wednesday night in Miami, likely in a very ugly fashion for the Knicks.”

    Many people on this side wrote before that you are a huge lebron james fan. i always despised that kinda hating on every one of your stories, i was always wondering if you were over-exagerating in your lebron stories to piss people off but after reading your last words below the MJ-shot over Ehlo (“…no rings, he used to choke in big moments. funny how legacies change”) i could not believe that you were once again using that MJ-article to make a lebron reference. now the Knicks have lost this game before it’s even played…. obviously, Miami is the super-favorite in this game, but as a sports-journalist, should you not respect an inferior team enough to at least let ‘em play out? i don’t think it’s cool to write like that man, it sounds unnecessarily cocky almost, always give respect to both opponents

    • Kurt Helin - May 9, 2012 at 12:53 AM

      I’m not a Heat fan, not a Knicks fan, not a LeBron fan. I get paid to blog and to write opinions, I think the Heat smoke them Wednesday.

  2. davidcl77 - May 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    Not surprised. The Heat would kick his ass anyway.

  3. majorhavoc83 - May 8, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    As I said previously, there’s little up-side to having Lin come back for this game (and/or series). He’s not fully healed and he has ZERO playing time in over a month. How would Jeremy be able to be effective by coming right back into the mix? It’s better for everyone if he focuses on getting healthy and back into game shape for the start of next season.

  4. canehouse - May 8, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Very true! Lin would get eaten alive (again) if he were to return against the HEAT!

  5. kavika6 - May 9, 2012 at 5:21 AM

    Who cares. He’s incredibly over-rated anyway.

  6. charlutes - May 9, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    In other equally important news i lost a piece of bellybutton lint today.

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