New York Knicks interim head coach Mike Woodson says that Jeremy Lin will not play for the Knicks during their playoff series with the Miami Heat, according to Howard Beck of the New York Times.
Woodson says no Lin, even if series goes 7 games. "He's not ready."
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) May 8, 2012
Lin has not played since March 24 due to surgery to repair an injury on his meniscus in his left knee. Prior to his injury, Lin’s emergence from obscurity helped spark the Knicks playoff charge this spring. The 23-year-old averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 games for New York. It had been rumored that Lin would attempt to rejoin Knicks, who trail the Heat three games to one in the series. The squad is in need of a point guard after losing Baron Davis Sunday night to a knee injury. The club also lost Iman Shumpert to another knee injury in Game 1.