The Brooklyn Nets continue to spiral down in the Eastern Conference standings as Jeremy Lin missed his eleventh consecutive game against Sunday’s loss to the Sacramento Kings.
But that didn’t deter the Nets star guard as he continues to stay involved while injured. These days, he can be seen in the Nets’ bench with a clipboard writing on during games. It seems Lin is making use of his Harvard degree as he tries to be of help to his team.
According to the New York Times, the Brooklyn Nets head coach Scott Atkinson says that that is Lin’s way of caring for the team. Lin stays involved with the team by making his own “self-styled version of offensive efficiency statistics.” He even has a term for it.
“Linology,” Atkinson said in an interview. “It’s beautiful. It’s his way of showing he cares. He asked me if he could do it, and I said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ And he just does it, and he hands it to me after every game, and then I hand it to — you know, I’m not exactly sure where it goes.”
Meanwhile, Jeremy Lin recently broke his silence regarding his hamstring injury via a Facebook video post. Last Saturday, Lin thanked his fans for all their prayers about his injury. However, he gave no indication of when he might return. In fact, in the setting of the video, he is in a recovery session in what appeared to be his apartment largely suggested that he is not close.
The said video was his first Facebook post on his rehab since he suffered the injury last November 2. It already garnered 140,000 views.
Lin already exceeded the two-week initial timetable given by the Nets at the start of the month. The team doctors are evaluating him on a game-to-game basis. It remains unseen whether he can return on Tuesday when the Nets play host to Clippers.
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