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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Jeremy Lin: Done for the Season

Per Tweets by Alan Hahn and Howard Beck. Lin has a minor meniscus tear and is out 6 weeks. Unless the Knicks get to the playoffs and advance, Lin is done. It looks like Toney Douglas will need to play.

36 comments on “Jeremy Lin: Done for the Season

  1. Z-man

    Horrible news. The only silver lining: now that he has a bum knee, maybe we can sign him for the mini-mid level?

  2. cgreene

    It’s pretty amazing how snake bit this franchise is. When does the worm turn for Knicks fans?

  3. d-mar

    It’s time to give TD some burn, Woody. Seriously, what do you have to lose? Davis is already breaking down, Bibby is useless. Maybe TD can be the second feel good story of the year.

    This is just un-fucking-believable

  4. Count de Pennies

    cgreene:
    It’s pretty amazing how snake bit this franchise is.When does the worm turn for Knicks fans?

    When “Guitar Jimmy” sells the team or is run over by a beer truck… whichever comes first.

    By my reckoning, Dolan has accumulated roughly several lifetimes’ worth of bad karma. We Knick fans are simply the collateral damage.

  5. jon abbey

    er:
    2 straight yrs pg and pf hurt going into plauiffs

    they got hurt in the playoffs last year, we were healthy going in.

  6. David Crockett

    Lin says he got the MRI after the Detroit game, but decided to give it some time. He says he still can’t jump or cut. So, best to have surgery now.

    I still think we can get to the playoffs, but we really need Jeffries back.

  7. Robert Silverman

    So when they rebuilt MSG they discovered an Indian Burial Ground and Dolan said, “Eh, screw em.” That’s the only explanation that makes any sense at this point

  8. danvt

    Have we seen enough this year to say that Lin and Shumpert have won starting jobs for next year? Do those two plus our big three give us a shot at the Atlantic next year?

  9. Frank O.

    Better together it fixed. A chronic tear?
    So they didn’t fix it because he wasn’t worth fixing before?
    I wonder if the knee was affecting his athleticism when he was struggling.
    It explains a lot.
    Get fixed.

  10. limpidgimp

    MDA didn’t play Lin excessively more than other starters in the league. I put the blame on the ridiculously compressed schedule which leaves little time to heal between games. As well as Lin’s aggressive playing style, and perhaps referees letting him get hammered. It seems many teams have been hit with injuries; it’s not just Knicks bad luck. It must have been foreseen that injuries would amass from this schedule, which has so many back-to-backs and even 3 games in a row, but too much revenue would have been lost by cutting even more games from the season. What a messed up year.

  11. Owen

    “Horrible news.

    Ladds Linsult to Linjury.”

    That’s funny….

    Really really depressing news…

  12. daJudge

    Lin will be fine and will be our starting 1 for years. Let’s get JJ healthy and play the same tough D that we have been playing. Lets make a little noise in the playoffs this year. Can we get some help at the 1 from the D league? Sessions would have been nice about now, but whatever. There must be a 1 somewhere that can help us. This sucks, but it is not Armageddon.

  13. ephus

    danvt:
    Have we seen enough this year to say that Lin and Shumpert have won starting jobs for next year?Do those two plus our big three give us a shot at the Atlantic next year?

    Yes – Lin and Shumpert are starters next year.

    Yes – They should win the Atlantic next year.

  14. Mulligan

    Is our pick lottery protected? Oy.
    Getting someone from the D-league isn’t a horrible idea. In the meantime, prepare for revenge of the mummy! Bib-sanity baby! Or not.

  15. Nick C.

    He said in the interview he couldn’t cut or jump when they tested it this morning after rehabbing for a week. So even if it was chronic something happened to make it symptomatic.

  16. Bison

    David Crockett:
    Lin says he got the MRI after the Detroit game, but decided to give it some time. He says he still can’t jump or cut. So, best to have surgery now.

    I think Lin was having problems even before Detroit. The previous night, in the loss to the Raptors, he kept handing the ball to Fields as soon as they crossed mid-court. That was definitely not the Lin I knew.

    Woodson could have ordered the rapid handover, but that made no sense to me. Why would anybody want Fields to do the playmaking if Lin was available? I couldn’t understand it at the time.

    Now I think I understand. Lin was already hurting.

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