Jeremy Lin is currently recovering from his injury and the specific date of his return is yet to be announced. Since the Asian-American guard was sidelined, the Brooklyn Nets are 2-4 after obtaining two consecutive losses at the Staples Center against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
On November 02, Jeremy Lin suffered a hamstring strain and expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks. As the Associated Press reported on Saturday, the 28-year-old guard will be re-evaluated this week before he finally returns to action. In their loss to the New York Knicks, Lin’s absence was hardly felt by the Nets with their lack of playmaking.
With Jeremy Lin and Isaiah Whitehead out, Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson was forced to use two shooting guards, Sean Kilpatrick and Bojan Bogdanovic, to be his backcourt starters. The Nets just waived Greivis Vasquez last week, making way for the recently returned combo guard Randy Foye as a backup and called up undrafted rookie Yogi Ferrell from the D-League.
“This is just going to build my confidence and I feel like I play well when I have confidence,’’ Ferrell said. “I do, yeah. But I’m willing to take that challenge to see where I am myself and assess myself and look at the film and see where I can get better. But I’m not going to back down from anybody.”
In their upcoming game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Nets will be needing the presence of Isaiah Whitehead and Jeremy Lin on their backcourt to match Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo. Lin and Whitehead could stabilize the Nets’ backcourt and provide their much-needed point-guard play. In their game against the Clippers, Sarah Kustok of Yes said that Lin was seen shooting and moving quite a bit but his specific return is still uncertain.
As of now, most fans are hoping that Jeremy Lin will be able to play when the Brooklyn Nets face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
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