Jeremy Lin G LAL 7 Hrs
Lin was back in action Sunday after being a DNP-Coach's Decision for Friday's game. He put up 14 points (2-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 10-14 FT) and six assists in 28 minutes off the bench against the Rockets.
Coach Byron Scott is giving rookie Jordan Clarkson a look as the Lakers' starting point guard, but if Clarkson continues to struggle, Scott's hand might be forced to play Lin big minutes. While Clarkson is the more intriguing long-term play on the Lakers, Lin is the more seasoned player, so it wouldn't be surprising if Lin steals the starting job, or at least plays more minutes most nights.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 2 Days
Lin did not play Friday against the Spurs, but was healthy and available to play.
Coach Byron Scott shook up the starting lineup, moving rookie Jordan Clarkson into the starting lineup, bumping Ronnie Price to the backup role and seemingly leaving no minutes for Lin. It seemed a strange move considering Lin had just had a double-double starting for Price on Monday. It remains to be seen if this is a permanent move, but obviously Lin's value takes a significant hit if he is reduced to the third string role.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 4 Days
Lin returned to a reserve role in Wednesday's loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, finishing with seven points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, four steals and a blocked shot in 21 minutes.
Lin returned to a bench role, as Ronnie Price moved into the starting lineup after missing two games with an elbow injury. Lin recorded 30 minutes in both of those starts, but played only 21 minutes as a reserve Wednesday. He should record between 20-25 minutes moving forward. Lin continues to provide steals for fantasy owners, combining for nine over his last three games, but otherwise will offer only a marginal amount of points and assists, meaning he's mostly worth a look in deeper leagues.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 5 Days
Lin will return to a bench role Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times' Mike Bresnahan reports.
Despite coming off a game where he had 10 assists as a fill-in for Ronnie Price (elbow), Lin will head back to the bench and a lesser role now that Price is ready to return.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 6 Days
Lin returned to the starting lineup Sunday against the Suns and posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists. He added three rebounds and three steals in 31 minutes of action.
Lin had been coming off the bench for most of the season, and it's unclear whether or not he'll retain his starting status. Kobe Bryant (rest) sat for this performance, but there's a chance Lin can hold onto a starting spot over teammate Wayne Ellington (nine points, 22 minutes).
Jeremy Lin G LAL 7 Days
Lin will get the start Monday against the Suns, reports.
With Ronnie Price (elbow) sidelined another game, Lin will remain in the starting lineup. He struggled in 30 minutes against the Jazz on Friday, scoring just six points on 3-of-10 shooting. However, he's enjoying an efficient month, posting averages of 11.7 points and 3.2 assists while shooting a hair under 47 percent from the floor. By comparison, he shot a paltry 35.7 percent in December.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 9 Days
Lin, who started in place of Ronnie Price (nose) Friday, scored only six points (3-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and had three assists in 30 minutes as the Lakers lost to the Jazz.
Owners who used Lin in daily leagues were burned, considering Kobe Bryant (rest) was also out for this game. Lin did try to take a good number of shots, but showed why Price had taken the starting job from him in the first place. As soon as Price is healthy, Lin will likely move back to the bench, making him only a deep fantasy option.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 10 Days
Lin will get the start Friday, Lakers reporter Mike Trudell reports.
Ronnie Price will sit Friday after aggravating an elbow injury, and with Kobe Bryant (rest) also out, Lin figures to be a solid play in daily leagues.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 18 Days
Lin will draw the starting nod Wednesday against the Clippers, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Lin will start in favor of Ronnie Price, who is dealing with a broken nose suffered Monday against the Blazers. Lin should continue to see increased ball-handling duties until Price is able to return.
Jeremy Lin G LAL 28 Days
Lin scored 19 points (8-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-4 FT) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks in 26 minutes Sunday.
The 19 points was Lin's highest output since being demoted and only the fourth time he has gotten to double-digits in the 11 games off the bench. It stands a good chance that Lin reclaims the starting job in the coming weeks as Ronnie Price has been ineffective, but in most leagues, stashing Lin is an unproductive strategy.