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Jeremy Lin to be out two weeks with knee sprain

Nov 29, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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First James Harden missed time with a foot injury, but he is likely to return Friday night as the Rockets host the Brooklyn Nets.

Which is good because his replacement Jeremy Lin is going to miss a little time.

Lin expected to miss two weeks with a Grade 1 sprain of his right knee, as well as a contusion, tweets Adam Wexler of This was suffered Wednesday night during the Rockets’ easy win over the Hawks.

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Lin has done well in a sixth man role this season, coming in off the bench and sparking the second unit with his aggressive pick-and-roll play. He’s also developed a much steadier jumper and the result is he is averaging 15.3 points a game, shooting 50.3 percent overall and 39 percent from three. He has a PER of 19 this season, which is close to his old New York numbers.

Patrick Beverly may get a little more run at the point (he does start and all) but look for coach Kevin McHale to lean heavily on veteran reserve Aaron Brooks a lot more the next couple weeks. Which means there will not be a steep drop off.

  1. jsala02 - Nov 29, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Thankful AB resigned here to be the 3rd string PG, he is a quality player and loved by the fans

  2. fanofevilempire - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    he is a back up.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Nov 30, 2013 at 1:00 AM

      So is Jeremy Lin right now. And btw AB can drop 30 on any night.

      Backup means nothing. This is the NBA not the D-League.

  3. shanelsweet - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    After watching his movie “Linsanity”, I’m a new fan of Lin. Glad to read he’s doing well

  4. moseskkim - Nov 29, 2013 at 3:31 PM

    He’s a good player. Doesn’t complain about his diminished role. Shooting great, good playmaker, excellent teammate. Showed in NY what he can do when he’s the focal point, showing how he can be a solid complimentary piece on a deeper team with other ball handlers. No need to overrate him but seems like people bash on him a little too much.

  5. pbtunpaidwriter - Nov 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    Aaron Brooks show is back in business.

  6. Anoesis - Nov 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Endless injuries seem to follow Howard from team to team. The basketball gods really don’t like that guy.

    • asimonetti88 - Nov 29, 2013 at 7:14 PM

      Thought the same thing reading this.

  7. nbabench - Nov 30, 2013 at 7:43 AM

    No disrespect to JL. I’m a Lin’s fan also. I could be wrong, as far as business goes for the Rockets, Rockets gives JL more minutes so he can build up his stats and values in prepare for the trade in Dec 15. Also, now that JL is injured. Rockets lets him rest as much as he can to recover fully. By Dec 15, that’s when Rockets will announce the trade of JL and OA. JL is not a marketable player for the Rockets even though JL is popular in SouthEast Asia. I believe that Rockets will try to trade him no matter what by Dec 15. This is a great opportunity for Rockets to make the move, since JL is up in values and OA is not happy with the Rockets. Will see how another chapter of JL is unfolded by Dec 15.

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