Jeremy Lin continues to show progress in his recovery from a serious knee injury. According to Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks, via Brian Lewis of the New York Post, the 29-year-old point guard is already taking contact on the court, though, the degree of which was not detailed.
According to Marks, Jeremy Lin is already taking part in contact. #Nets @JLin7
— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) July 6, 2018
This is good news on the part of Lin, who suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in the very first Nets game of the 2017-18 season.
Having said that, it’s perhaps better to hear where exactly Lin’s progress is right now, as it can’t be avoided that some people would cast doubt on the report since it’s coming from a general manager who may or may not be shopping the point guard. Lewis earlier reported, while citing sources, that the Nets have put Jeremy Lin on the trade block. Lin is expected to pick up his player option for the 2018-19 season which is worth $12.5 million. He will be a free agent by the end of next season, so teams looking to clear cap space in order to compete for some of the big fish free agents in 2019 could be taking a hard and long look at Lin.
Lin has no definite date of return to action yet, but should he remain a Net, he’ll be competing for minutes in a jam-packed Brooklyn backcourt that already has the likes of Caris LeVert, Allen Crabbe, D’Angelo Russell, and Spencer Dinwiddie.
Since 2017, Lin has only appeared in 37 games (34 starts) in a Brooklyn uniform and averaged 14.6 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.6 rebounds in 24.5 minutes.