Remember Jeremy Lin? He was a pretty big deal for the Knicks until a knee injury appeared to end his season. But CBSSports.com's Ken Berger reports that Lin hasn't ruled out out a return to the court for the Knicks' first-round playoff series against the Heat.
Berger has the details from Miami:
He said he was encouraged by how he felt while doing light one-on-one drills for the first time before Game 1 Saturday, though he suffered a setback Sunday when he felt soreness in the knee.
"We're just kind of taking it day-by-day because we just don't know how it's going to respond," Lin said.
Lin ruled out returning for Game 2 Monday or Game 3 Thursday and said he would re-evaluate his status at the end of the week. Asked if Game 4 Sunday at Madison Square Garden would be the earliest he could return, Lin said, "I don't really want to make a promise because I just don't know how I'm going to feel. If I felt good today then that would be more of a possibility, but I didn't feel that great today."
Lin has never appeared in a playoff game and he struggled against the Heat during the regular season, but he'd never started before when he saved the Knicks during the regular season. Can he get healthy in time for an encore? (Ed. Note: Wait, did you see Game 1? Willis Reed couldn't come back and Save the Knicks.)