Jeremy Lin PG LAL 1 Day
Lin (ankle) is unlikely to play Sunday, Lakers reporter Mike Trudell reports.
He took shots Saturday while the rest of the team scrimmaged, but the sprained ankle will probably keep him out of action this weekend. However, given the fact that Steve Nash (back) is already ailing, Lin should be a strong play to start the season, assuming he's healthy by then.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 2 Days
Lin sprained his right ankle in individual drills Thursday morning, adding to the sprained left ankle that has kept him out of the previous two preseason games, but still hopes to play Sunday against Utah, InsideSoCal.com reports.
With the Lakers' point guard depth stretched to the point that Ronnie Price started Thursday's game, it's imperative Lin gets himself right before the regular season kicks off. Lin said he'd like to take part in the full-court scrimmage Saturday before playing Sunday, but his health is the most important concern, as he'll likely be installed as the team's starter due to Steve Nash's persistent back and nerve issues. Target Lin in the middle rounds of drafts.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 4 Days
Lin (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jazz.
Lin sprained his ankle over the weekend and is easing his way back to full activity. While he's unlikely to play Thursday, teammate Steve Nash (back) suffering another setback should pave the way for Lin to start at point guard for the Lakers this season.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 5 Days
Lin (ankle) is in line to become the Lakers' starting point guard, after Steve Nash's nerve irritation flared up recently, InsideSoCal.com reports.
Coach Byron Scott floated the possibility that Nash will come off the bench when and if he is healthy, saying "I have no doubt in my mind if I went to Steve tomorrow and said �I'm going to start Jeremy and the games you're available we're going to bring you off the bench,' he's such a professional that I don't think it will be a problem whatsoever. He just wants to help the team win as much as he can. That's not a concern of mine. But we haven't talked about it." If Scott makes the change, Lin's fantasy value will rise and he becomes a very intriguing mid-late round prospect.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 5 Days
Lin (ankle) did not practice Tuesday.
On Monday, coach Byron Scott said Lin, who sprained his ankle over the weekend, has a 50-50 shot of playing in Thursday's exhibition game. The point guard will likely need to practice in full Wednesday if he's going to suit up against the Jazz.
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Lin (ankle) missed Monday's practice but could play Thursday, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
Coach Byron Scott gave Lin a 50-50 chance of playing Thursday, as the guard is still dealing with a sprained ankle that held him out of action Sunday night. Whether Lin is able to practice Tuesday or Wednesday will likely determine his status for Thursday.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 7 Days
Lin (ankle) will not play in Sunday's exhibition game.
Lin sustained a sprained ankle during Saturday's practice and was seen walking around very gingerly prior to Sunday's contest. He'll be held out, but coach Byron Scott said Lin feels much better Sunday than he did Saturday, which is certainly a positive indication. Consider Lin day-to-day and questionable to play Thursday against Utah.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 8 Days
Lin sprained his left ankle at the end of Saturday's practice.
The 26-year-old will be re-evaluated Sunday morning, but it seems likely the team will take precaution and hold him out of its exhibition matchup against Golden State. Lin has gone 4-for-10 from the field, with seven rebounds and 14 assists in 49 minutes so far in the preseason. He figures to open the regular season as the top option behind Steve Nash.
Jeremy Lin PG LAL 10 Days
Lin ended Thursday's game with 14 points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, and four assists in 21 minutes.
Unlike Monday's preseason opener where Lin failed to hit a field goal, the newly acquired point guard failed to miss in this game. Starting in place of the resting Steve Nash, Lin looked a lot better in his first real time with the starting unit and with Nash's resting schedule going to be a consistent thing in the regular season, Lin will provide solid late round fantasy value.
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Lin scored just one point (0-6 FG, 1-3 FT), but added three rebounds, 10 assists, and a steal in 27 minutes backing up Steve Nash on Monday.
While Lin's shot obviously wasn't falling, the 10 assists were a good sign. But, with Steve Nash looking good in his 20 minutes, Lin's ceiling may be capped due to the limits in minutes. He is still the better fantasy option at point guard than Nash, but his ability to breakout could be quelled by Nash's return to full health.