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Lin's huge step toward a return

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07:19 AM ET 12.06 | Jeremy Lin's shirt was soaked and sweat splashed off his face, but the smile said it all. He had gone through a long shooting session, his first since he bruised and sprained his right knee, and happily reported that he felt much better a week since his collision with Paul Millsap. The next step will be to see how he feels a day later. For now, Lin took a huge step toward returning to the injury-depleted Rockets, knowing that the timetable will depend nearly entirely on how his knee feels as he puts it through its paces. "The timetable, I don't really know," Lin said. ... [Lin] added on Thursday that he was not concerned the injury would linger longer as his left knee injury did in 2012, "because it wasn't surgery." Still, there was no denying that Thursday's session was a very good sign.

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December 6, 2013  09:05 AM ET
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Too bad Lin got hurt. He seemed to be playing really well prior to his injury.

His 3 point % was great while he was playing, impressive. An area the team currently is struggling in the last few games (other than Brooks). They need both Lin and Parsons back quickly. Rockets really need their outside threat, slash and penetration.

December 6, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Just stating facts, but he doesn't rush back from injuries as fast as you'd like.He skipped out on the Knicks playoff run a couple years back, when they could've used a few minutes out of him.

Wait - Didn't we go through this tall tale years ago...? Didn't he admit it was management that told him not to rush it...?

December 6, 2013  09:21 AM ET
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Wait - Didn't we go through this tall tale years ago...? Didn't he admit it was management that told him not to rush it...?

Also, electing for surgery for your own health and longevity is much more important than giving the team "a few minutes". If I recall by this time Melo came back anyway, so Lin wouldn't have been the linsanity-level Lin we witnessed when Melo was away.

December 6, 2013  10:19 AM ET

Baby Steps, bro.

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December 6, 2013  12:43 PM ET
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Hurry back, Mandarin Mamba.Your team needs a spark.

Lin missing games just proved that he is an important part of the Rockets. When Harden missed games the Rockets were playing really good. With Lin gone, they seem to be struggling.

December 6, 2013  12:54 PM ET

YOUR STILL A BUM

December 6, 2013  03:28 PM ET

You can't Win with Lin bros.

December 6, 2013  03:55 PM ET
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but he didn't have surgery

he did have surgery. 2012, torn meniscus, left knee.

December 6, 2013  04:00 PM ET

(my comment refers to your comment about when he was a knick, not the injury he is dealing with now which is a bruised sprained/knee.)

December 6, 2013  04:03 PM ET
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YOUR STILL A BUM

Someone that's averaging 15+ pts and 5+ assists in this league cannot be a "BUM". He sure is no superstar level player, but he's more than a serviceable player.

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December 6, 2013  11:50 PM ET
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Just stating facts, but he doesn't rush back from injuries as fast as you'd like.He skipped out on the Knicks playoff run a couple years back, when they could've used a few minutes out of him.

He also skipped out (after performing poorly) of Houston playoff run because he got hit in the chest.

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