News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was able to play in Game 6 against the Thunder, after missing the team's previous two games due to a chest injury. Unfortunately, the injury was clearly still bothering him, as he was able to score just three points on 1 of 4 shooting in 13 minutes off the bench. The Rockets lost the game, 103-94, ending their season. This injury is not expected to linger into the offseason.
Analysis: Lin made it through the regular season without missing a game, before this injury essentially finished his season three games early. The 24-year-old averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the field during his first year in Houston, which isn't too shabby considering he had to learn to play off the ball more once the team acquired James Harden. We would expect Lin to be a bit more comfortable in his roll within coach Kevin McHale's offense during his second year in Houston, so owners should plan on targeting him in the middle rounds of most draft formats next fall.
News: The Rockets official team website reports that point guard Jeremy Lin has been cleared to play in Game 6 against the Thunder after he went through an extensive workout Thursday. Lin has missed the past two games in the first-round playoff series with a right chest contusion suffered just before halftime of Game 2. He will come off the bench. Im feeling good, Lin said following Fridays shootaround. I get to play tonight so Im happy about that. I worked out yesterday, went through some stuff and felt good. The trainers were up there watching and said as long as nothing crazy happens today Im good to go. It feels great (to be back). Its been a really, really long week so just the fact I get to play is a huge, huge burden off my shoulders.
Analysis: It looks like Lin will be active against the Thunder, and we hope he doesn't suffer a setback during the rest of the postseason. When healthy and active, Lin is a quality Fantasy option in the majority of leagues.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was unable to play Wednesday in Game 5 against the Thunder, due to the lingering effects of a chest contusion. He has been dealing with this injury since the second game of the series, and it has now cost him two games in a row. He is questionable for Friday's Game 6.
Analysis: Lin made it through the regular season without missing a game, but has now missed two in a row in the first round of the playoffs. The 24-year-old averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the field during his first year in Houston, which isn't too shabby considering he had to learn to play off the ball once the team acquired James Harden. We would expect Lin to be a bit more comfortable in his roll within coach Kevin McHale's offense during his second year in Houston, so owners should plan on targeting him in the middle rounds of most draft formats next fall.
News: The Rockets official team website reports that guard Jeremy Lin (chest contusion) did not take part in Wednesday's shootaround. He remains a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 5 at Oklahoma City after he did not play in Game 4.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Lin's status, and hopefully he can play against the Thunder with the Rockets trailing 3-1. When healthy and active, Lin is a solid Fantasy option in all leagues.
News: As expected, Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (chest) is being listed as a game-time decision heading into Game 5 of Houston's first-round playoff series against the Thunder, the Houston Chronicle reports. Lin was forced to miss Monday's 105-103 win over Oklahoma City after he was hit on the pulled muscle in his chest back in Game 3.
Analysis: Lin was forced to miss his first game of the season Monday night, which had to be tough, especially after he appeared in all 82 tilts during the regular season. The 24-year-old averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the field during his first year in Houston, which isn't too shabby considering he had to learn to play off the ball once the team acquired James Harden. We would expect Lin to be a bit more comfortable in his roll within coach Kevin McHale's offense during his second year in Houston, so owners should plan on targeting him in the middle rounds of most draft formats next fall.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was ruled out for Game 4 of Houston's first-round playoff series against the Thunder due to a pulled muscle in his chest. Lin, who was limited to just 18 minutes in Game 3 after re-aggravating his injury, is being considered day to day, according to the team's official website.
Analysis: Lin hasn't missed a game all year, so that fact that he has to sit out in the postseason must be killing him. The 24-year-old turned in a fairly productive regular season as he averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the field. Not too shabby when you consider he had to learn to play off the ball once the team acquired James Harden. We would expect Lin to be a bit more comfortable in his roll within coach Kevin McHale's offense during his second year in Houston, so owners should plan on targeting him in the middle rounds of most draft formats next fall.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (chest) is being listed as a game-time decision for Game 4 of Houston's first-round series against the Thunder, the Houston Chronicle reports. Lin was limited to just 18 minutes in Game 3 after he was hit on the pulled muscle in his chest. He finished with just two points and one assist on 1 of 6 shooting from the field in the 104-101 defeat.
Analysis: Lin appeared in all 82 of Houston's games this season, but he may be forced to miss Monday's elimination game. The 24-year-old turned in a fairly productive regular season as he averaged 13.4 points and 6.1 assists on 44.1 percent shooting from the field. Not too shabby when you consider he had to learn to play off the ball once the team acquired James Harden. We would expect Lin to be a bit more comfortable in his roll within coach Kevin McHale's offense during his second year in Houston, so owners should plan on targeting him in the middle rounds of most draft formats next fall.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin attempted to play through a chest injury in Saturday's Game 3 against the Thunder, but he was forced to leave in the third quarter. Lin appeared to be in pain after being bumped before half time, and he was only able to play five minutes in the second half before leaving the game. Lin finished with two points and one assist in 18 minutes, while shooting 1 of 6 from the field. Lin will likely be reevaluated before Monday's Game 4.
Analysis: Lin played in every game this season, so this is just bad luck for him and the Rockets. He was unable to practice Friday, so we will see whether he can do so Sunday, the team's next day off. The Rockets could be faced with elimination in Monday's game, so Lin will have plenty of incentive to try and fight through the injury. Lin was signed by Houston to be the primary ball handler, and then he had to learn to play off ball on the fly when the team traded for James Harden. He did pretty well overall, averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 assists per game in the regular season. This injury might limit him in the rest of the postseason, but he should be fine over the offseason. He should be a worth a mid-round pick in most Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
News: The Rockets official team website reports that there's no change regarding point guard Jeremy Lin's status with his injured chest. He did not practice Friday and is considered day to day with a chest contusion, which he sustained in the first half of Game 2 at Oklahoma City. He is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's Game 3 against the Thunder.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Lin's status, and hopefully he can play in Game 3. Lin played in every game this season, so it would be bad timing for him to have to miss time in the postseason. He is 4 of 14 for 11 points in his two playoff games so far, after averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 assists per game in the regular season. It does not sound like this is an injury that will be bothering him much moving forward, but see what happens prior to Saturday.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports that Rockets guard Jeremy Lin suffered a bruised chest muscle Wednesday night against the Thunder. X-rays were negative, and an MRI on Thursday showed that it's just a bruise. He is hopeful that he can return Saturday for Game 3 against the Thunder. This is easily the most frustrating thing thats happened this entire season, Lin said. Ive been healthy all season. The second half of a playoff game, on the road, were playing well, Game 2, its just yeah, it speaks for itself. It was fine as I was sitting here at halftime. I tried to run out of the tunnel and couldnt really run. When I did, it would go crazy. Were supposed to just see what happens tomorrow, how it feels tomorrow. As long as stuff stops spasming, Im good. I dont know how any of this stuff works.
Analysis: Keep an eye on Lin's status, and hopefully he can play in Game 3. Lin played in every game this season, so it would be bad timing for him to have to miss time in the postseason. He is 4 of 14 for 11 points in his two playoff games so far, after averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 assists per game in the regular season. It does not sound like this is an injury that will be bothering him much moving forward, but see what happens prior to Saturday.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin slid to shooting guard for Wednesday's playoff game against the Thunder, but he was unable to finish the game due to an injury. Lin played 20 minutes in the first half, but was forced to sit out the entire second half of the season with a muscle contusion in his chest. X-rays came back negative, and he told the Houston Chronicle that he thinks he will be able to play through the injury in the team's next game, Saturday.
Analysis: Lin played in every game this season, so it would be very bad timing for him to have to miss time in the postseason. He is 4 of 14 for 11 points in his two playoff games so far, after averaging 13.4 points and 6.1 assists per game in the regular season. It does not sound like this is an injury that will be bothering him much moving forward.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin turned in another solid performance during Saturday's loss to the Nuggets. Lin finished with a team-high 23 points in the 132-114 defeat on 8 of 15 shooting from the field. He went 2 of 6 from downtown and also added eight assists and two rebounds to his stat line, while logging 35 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Lin's first season in Houston was a bit underwhelming as people expected a bit more from the 24-year-old entering the year. However, Lin in the midst of a little hot streak right now as he is averaging 18.8 points and 8.0 assists on 49 percent shooting from the field over his last five games. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Lin as a high-end option in all formats for the remainder of the regular season.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin continued his terrific play Wednesday against the Jazz, as he made at least half of his shots for the seventh time in the last 10 games. Lin shot 9 of 13 from the field and added a 3-pointer and 5 of 6 showing at the free-throw line, to finish with 24 points. He tossed in a team-high six assists, while turning the ball over just two times in 30 minutes. The Rockets would go on to win the game, 100-93.
Analysis: Lin is now shooting 53.9 percent from the field in the month of March, after posting his second-best shooting performance of the season in February. Lin is averaging 16.9 points and 5.4 assists per game in the month as well. He has now scored in 20-plus points in three straight games, and appears to have found the recipe for success from three-point range. Lin is shooting 43.1 percent from three-point range since the start of February. Lin remains a solid Fantasy option in all formats moving forward.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin had another productive performance on Wednesday night against the Suns. He scored 13 points and dished out six assists in the 111-81 win. He went 5 for 9 from the floor, including 1 for 2 from downtown, and made both of his free throws. Lin also posted three rebounds and two steals while playing 26 minutes.
Analysis: Lin has seen his scoring take a slight dip after his breakout campaign a year ago but his production in other areas has not fallen off. He entered Wednesday averaging 14 points with five assists and two rebounds in the previous five contests on nearly 48 percent shooting. Lin remains a viable option in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin played 26 minutes Friday against the Magic, and he looked a bit limited by an ankle injury. Lin scored 11 points on 3 of 6 shooting, but did not play the fourth quarter of the game. He added five assists and one rebound, in a 118-110 win. After the game, the team did not give any indication that Lin had suffered a setback of the injury, but he was likely held out of the fourth quarter due to Patrick Beverleys strong play.
Analysis: Beverley has given the Rockets a useful option as the backup point guard, but he has not been taking too many of Lins minutes. Lin was still averaging 13.4 points and 6.8 assists per game in he previous five games on 34.2 minutes, so Fantasy owners should not be too concerned with his role. Lin is not the most consistent player around, but he remains a useful Fantasy option in most formats.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (ankle) participated in the morning shootaround and is expected to play in Friday's game against the Magic, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Lin said his ankle feels "a lot better" than it did Thursday when he was forced to miss practice.
Analysis: Lin did not appear in danger of missing Friday's game, but the Rockets remained cautious with the star guard. After a strong start to February, Lin cooled off during the final part of the month and averaged just 8.0 points over his last three games. He has still maintained his solid assist totals and should remain active in the majority of Fantasy formats as he looks to shake off his cold shooting spell.
News: The Houston Chronicle reports that Rockets guard Jeremy Lin missed practice Thursday with an ankle injury, and he's considered a game-time decision for Friday's game at Orlando. Lin said despite missing practice he expects to play.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should check back prior to Friday's game against the Magic, but it sounds like Lin will be active. Consider him a quality Fantasy option in all leagues as long as he's able to suit up against Orlando as expected.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin finished the month of February with a cold shooting spell Wednesday, but he still managed to be pretty productive against the Bucks. He scored 10 points on 4 of 11 shooting, his return to double figures after a pair of quiet performances. Lin added seven assists and three steals to his stat line in the game, while turning the ball over just twice, in a 110-107 loss.
Analysis: Lin seemed to get much more comfortable in the offense in February, and it is not surprising hat it took him a few months to get going given the injury he was recovering from and his lack of experience. Despite a bit of a letdown over the final three games, February was still Lins best month of the season, as he averaged 14.4 points and 6.7 assists per game over 11 games. Both of those totals were his best of the season for a month, so Fantasy owners should feel comfortable relying on him in most formats down the stretch.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin continued his hot shooting Wednesday against the Thunder, as he scored 29 points on 54.5 percent shooting in a 122-119 win. Lin shot 12 of 22 from the field, including 3 of 5 from three-point range, as he posted the second-best point total on the team behind James Hardens 46 points. Lin added a well-rounded stat line as well, finishing with six rebounds, eight assists and two steals, while turning the ball over three times in 42 minutes.
Analysis: Lin has been rolling recently, averaging 18.6 points and 6.8 assists per game over the last 10 games, while impressively improving his long-range shooting. Lin, a 31.7 percent shooter from three-point range on the season, is shooting 50.0 percent on three-pointers over that span, while attempt 3.4 threes per game. Lin has struggled a bit playing next to another ball-dominant guard, but he appears to be figuring things out nicely. Lin should be considered a solid Fantasy option in most formats moving forward.
News: Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin injured his right hand during Wednesday's game at the Clippers. He got X-rays after the game, which came back negative, and Lin wasn't concerned, reports the Houston Chronicle . "I think it's fine," he said. It just hurts." Lin finished the game with 14 points on 4 of 12 shooting from the field and 5 of 6 from the foul line. He also added seven assists and two rebounds in 34 minutes.
Analysis: It sounds like Lin will be OK following the All-Star break, and the Rockets don't play again until Wednesday. Keep an eye on Lin's status, but he remains a quality Fantasy option in all leagues when healthy.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin remained consistent Wednesday against the Clippers, scoring 14 points for the second game in a row. Lin struggled with his shot, making just 4 of 12 from the field, but he went 5 of 6 at the free-throw line to make up for it. Lin also added seven assists, one block and a pair of steals, however he turned the ball over four times in 34 minutes while playing a bigger role in James Hardens absence. The Rockets lost the game, 106-96.
Analysis: Lin has begun to pick his play up lately, averaging 15.3 points and 6.9 assists per game over the last 10, as he seems to be getting more comfortable playing next to another ball-dominant guard. It has been a transition after he made his name as the primary ball handler in New York last season. At this point, Lin is starting to live up to most of our expectations, and can be considered a solid Fantasy option in all formats.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was able to play through an ankle injury during Tuesday's contest against the Warriors. Lin, who tweaked his ankle in practice Monday, finished with 28 points in the 140-109 win on 10 of 16 shooting from the field. He made a career-high five 3-pointers and also added nine assists, one steal and one rebound to his stat line, while logging 33 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Lin's ankle did not seem to be much of an issue Tuesday night, so he should be fine moving forward. The 24-year-old has started to pick up his play of late as he is averaging 17 points, 7.9 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 steals over his last five games and is shooting 53 percent from the field over that span. While Lin has been a bit too inconsistent for most owners liking thus far, he should remain active in all formats while he is playing well.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (ankle) is expected to remain in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Golden State, the Houston Chronicle reports. Lin caused slight concern Monday when he twisted his ankle during practice, but participated in the team's shootaround Tuesday.
Analysis: Lin's injury was not considered a serious issue, but the Rockets were obviously going to be cautious with their standout point guard. The 24-year-old, who will face another of his former teams in Golden State, has started to regain his stellar assist totals and is averaging 7.4 helpers over his past five games. Fantasy owners should keep him locked in all formats as he also continue to log heavy minutes for Houston.
News: Houston guard Jeremy Lin is expected to be a game-time decision for Tuesday's contest against Golden State, reports NBA.com Monday. Lin tweaked his ankle in practice Monday, though reports say the injury didn't appear to be serious.
Analysis: Lin getting injured early Monday isn't fun for Fantasy owners, especially if he has to miss time and you've already inserted him into your lineups. That said, it doesn't sound like he will miss much time, if any, so owners probably dodged a bullet. Lin has good days and so-so days but is averaging 14 points, 7.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and a 3-pointer per game over his last five. He can be active in most Fantasy leagues, when healthy.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was able to get his scoring back up during Wednesday's contest against the Nuggets. Lin, who is averaging 12 points on the year, finished with 22 in the 118-110 defeat. He made eight of his 15 field-goal attempts and also added five assists, one rebound, one steal and one block to his stat line, while logging 31 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Lin had gone 13 games since his last 20-point performance, so it was nice to see him finally make some shots. The 24-year-old has been a bit of a disappointment during his first full-year as a starter as he entered Wednesday's tilt averaging just 12 points and 6.1 assists on 42 percent shooting from the field. However, he is also giving owners 3.8 rebounds and two steals per game, which helps his value in category-based formats. Despite inconsistent scoring numbers, Lin can still be viewed as a solid low-end option in most formats moving forward.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin played fewer than 25 minutes for the second game in a row Wednesday against the Nuggets, as he continues to struggle with his play. Lin scored nine points in 24 minutes on 3 of 7 shooting, while adding just three assists, in a 105-95 loss. He had one rebound, and turned the ball over twice. Lin has been held under double-figures in scoring in each of the last two games.
Analysis: Lin has had a disappointing season in his action as a full-time player, and it looks like coach Kevin McHale is trying to limit his minutes. Lin is shooting just 38.6 percent from the field over the last five games, and is averaging just 10.8 points and 3.0 assists per game. We will keep an eye on the Rockets rotation moving forward to see if this is a permanent drop for Lin, or if McHale is just trying to motivate him. For now, he should be considered more of a low-end Fantasy option.
News: As expected, Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was able to play through his ankle injury during Tuesday's contest against the Clippers. Lin, who sprained his left ankle in practice Monday, notched his sixth double-double of the year in the 117-109 defeat. He finished with 12 points and 10 assists on 5 of 11 shooting from the field. Lin knocked down one of his four attempts from behind the arc but did add a pair of steals and one rebound to his stat line while logging 35 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Despite taking his usual pounding, Lin has played in all 39 of Houston's games this season, including in Tuesday's contest. The 24-year-old was averaging 12.1 points, 6.3 assists and 2.1 steals entering his latest tilt but has been mired in a bit of shooting slump of late. Lin has made just 38 percent of his shots over his last eight games and has only made three of his last 14 attempts from downtown. However, Lin has the ability to heat back up in a hurry, so leave him active in the majority of formats while he continues to quarterback Houston's up-tempo offense.
News: Houston guard Jeremy Lin shrugged off a minor ankle injury and said he will play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers, the team announced. Lin, who suffered a sprained left ankle at the end of practice Monday, participated in the morning shootaround without any reported issues.
Analysis: Lin has played in all 38 games during his first year with the Rockets and is averaging 12.1 points and 6.3 assists. But after a strong December, Lin has been rocked by another frigid shooting performance this month and is connecting on just 38.5 percent from the field. He has scored double-digits in points only three times over the past seven games. Lin should remain active in all Fantasy formats as he can bounce back quickly.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin suffered a sprained left ankle at the end of practice Monday and his status for Tuesday's game against the Clippers is uncertain, the Houston Chronicle reports. Lin will receive treatment on his ankle in the hopes of avoiding the bench for the first time this season. He has played in all 38 games during his first year with the Rockets and is averaging 12.1 points and 6.3 assists.
Analysis: After a strong December, Lin has been rocked by another frigid shooting performance this month and is connecting on just 38.5 percent of his attempts from the field. He has scored double-digits in points only three times in seven games while topping 20 points on just one occasion in that span. If Lin misses Tuesday's game, he could return at some point in Fantasy Week 12 (Jan. 14-20) as the Rockets play three more games.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was exceptional on Tuesday night as he helped lead Houston to a home win over the Lakers. Lin scored 19 points in the game as he shot 7 for 13 from the field with two 3-pointers over 35 minutes. Lin grabbed six rebounds, dished out five assists and added four steals for the Rockets. He did turn the ball over seven times, however.
Analysis: Lin has scored 39 points in his last two games after being in single digits in the two games before that. His scoring is certainly not consistently at a high level, but Lin is averaging over six assists and is picking up plenty of steals and rebounds for a point guard. With almost a 3-pointer per night, Lin remains a worthy Fantasy start in all formats.
News: Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin played 40 minutes in a win over the Hawks on Monday night. Lin scored 16 points on 6 for 11 shooting with a 3-pointer. He added eight assists and four rebounds with four steals and two blocks in the game.
Analysis: Lin was superb on Monday and continues to play at a high level for the Rockets. He's not been an elite Fantasy point guard, but his 12 points and over six assists per game with 1.8 steals and a 3-pointer keep him active in all Fantasy formats.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin registered his second straight double-double of the season during Tuesday's contest against the Bulls. Lin finished with 20 points and 11 assists in the 120-967 win on 8 of 12 shooting from the field. He made all four of his free throws and also added one rebound, one block and one steal to his stat line while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Analysis: After averaging just 10.3 points and 6.5 assists per contest over his first 15 games this season, Lin has started to heat up for the Rockets. The 24-year-old is averaging 16.4 points and 7.6 assists over his last five contests and is shooting 55 percent from the field over that stretch. It appears Lin is starting to finally get comfortable running Kevin McHale's offense and he is also learning how to play alongside James Harden. Despite Lin's lack of consistent scoring this season, he still has been filling up the stat sheet and should remain active in the majority of formats moving forward.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin returned to New York City on Monday night as he led Houston to a blowout win over his former team. Lin torched the Knicks for 22 points over 39 minutes as he went 9 for 15 from the field and hit a 3-pointer. Lin added eight assists, four rebounds and two steals as Houston pulled away.
Analysis: Linsanity returned to Madison Square Garden on Monday night and Lin led the Rockets to a blowout victory. He finished second on the team in scoring with 22 points and is averaging 16.4 points per game over his last five. That represents a major scoring increase on his season average of 10.8 points per game, though he's scored in single digits twice in his last five games. He hasn't put the ball in the basket consistently this year, but does enough of the little things to remain a viable Fantasy option in most leagues and formats.
News: Houston guard Jeremy Lin is fine to start Wednesday against Washington one day after tweaking his ankle practicing. Lin, who matched his career-high with 38 points on Monday in a loss to the Spurs, finished with 10 points, six assists and five rebounds in the 99-93 defeat.
Analysis: Lin is fine for the Rockets and owners can breath a sigh of relief. He absolutely went off against the Spurs, but we don't expect consistent performances like that from the point guard. Instead, Lin has been steady and can be used in most Fantasy formats. Just don't expect elite performances.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin was labeled day to day after twisting his ankle at the end of practice Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports. Lin, who matched a career-high with 38 points during a loss to San Antonio on Monday, is considered questionable for Wednesday's game against Washington. He is still averaging only 11.4 points per game this season.
Analysis: While Lin's scoring is down this year, his assist totals continue to hover around his average from his breakout campaign with New York last season. The 24-year-old is posting 6.1 dimes per game despite a lowly stretch in that regard recently. He has surpassed five assists just twice in five games this month for an average of 5.0 per outing. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on his status before tip-off Wednesday.
News: Houston point guard Jeremy Lin had a monster performance in Monday's 134-126 overtime loss against San Antonio. Lin hit four 3-pointers in five attempts and shot 11 of 21 from the field overall through 42 minutes to score a game-high 38 points. He added seven assists and three rebounds for the Rockets. Lin also had two steals and two blocked shots in the loss.
Analysis: After the point guard had combined to score 15 points in his previous three games, Lin-sanity was back on Monday night. Scoring just under 10 points per game on the season, we're not sure Lin will keep this up. Still, it is nice to see he still has this kind of game in him. Lin still does enough to be a worthy Fantasy option across the board.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin has seen struggled over the last few games, and he has been limited to fewer than 30 minutes in each of the last two games after Fridays game against the Spurs. He scored just four points on 2 of 9 shooting against San Antonio, while adding six rebounds and four assists in 26 minutes in a 114-92 loss.
Analysis: Lin has been a solid play maker this season, but that has not quite been enough to make up for his struggles scoring. He is averaging 10.1 points per game on just 37.9 percent shooting from the field. He is still averaging 6.2 assists and just 2.7 turnovers per game. If Lin can fix his shot, his value would clearly skyrocket, but for now he remains a mid-tier Fantasy option.
News: After averaging just three assists over his previous three contests, Rockets guard Jeremy Lin dished it out a little better Tuesday night against the Raptors. He finished with 10 assists and scored 16 points for his third double-double of the young season. He was an efficient 7 for 9 from the field, including 1 for 2 from downtown, and made 1 of 2 free throws. Lin also had four rebounds and three steals while playing 38 minutes in the 117-101 win.
Analysis: Lin has made 13 of 21 (62 percent) of his shots in the last two games and is starting to pick up the pace again after falling into a bit of a slump. He is averaging 10.2 points with 5.8 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals in the previous five contests but is shooting just 22 percent from beyond the arc over that span. James Harden has cut into his scoring totals early on and the 24-year-old has been inconsistent with his assists but due to his ability to fill up the stat sheet, keep Lin active in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: After averaging just 8.2 points with 5.4 assists in his previous five games, Rockets guard Jeremy Lin got back on track Friday night against the Trail Blazers. He scored 11 points and dished out 11 assists for his second double-double of the season. He went 3 for 8 from the field, missing his lone attempt from downtown, and made 5 of 7 free throws. Lin also chipped in with six rebounds, two blocks and a steal while playing 36 minutes in the 119-117 overtime loss.
Analysis: Lin scored in double figures for the fifth time this season Friday and is averaging 10.9 points thus far. While his scoring has been inconsistent, he has done a decent job of filling up the stat sheet as he continues to run the point for Houston. Lin should shoot better as the season goes on so keep an eye on his progress. Given his potential in Fantasy, keep the 24-year-old active in most formats at this point.
News: Rockets guard Jeremy Lin tallied seven points and matched a season high with eight assists during Houston's 96-82 win over Detroit on Saturday night. Lin posted his highest assist total since the season opener, also against the Pistons, while mustering only 26 minutes of playing time. His scoring remains sporadic as he connected on just 28.6 percent of his attempts (2 for 7), including 1 of 3 shots from 3-point range.
Analysis: The Rockets added Lin during the offseason with the idea he could be the team's catalyst on offense. However, his play has been a little subpar recently and he's produced less than 10 points in two of his past three games. In that other game, he scored 15 points, but was held to a season-low three assists so he's having a tough time combining for production in both areas. Still, his potential keeps him a high-end Fantasy option.
News: Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin turned in another productive performance in just his second game with his new team against the Hawks Friday night. Lin was three assists away from a triple double as he dropped a season-high 21 points to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists in a 109-102 victory. He shot 6 of 16 from the field, including 2 of 3 from beyond the arc, and made 7 of his 8 free throw attempts in 40 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Lin continues to play well for his new club and has developed some nice chemistry with newly-acquired guard James Harden. He has scored 33 points and dished out 15 assists through his first two games with the Rockets. If Lin ends up averaging this line for the season, Fantasy owners wont have much room to complain, though we were hoping for more scoring for him. With the addition of Harden and Lin, the Rockets may be one of the better offensive teams in the league, which should benefit owners. That said, he should be still viewed as a viable starting Fantasy option moving forward.
News: Just a week ago, the chances of Jeremy Lin being overshadowed in his Rockets debut were essentially nil. The Rockets lavished him with a three-year contract worth $25 million this offseason, after he emerged as a superstar-in-the-making with New York last season. The Rockets last-minute offseason acquisition of James Harden changed the calculus on that quite a bit, and Lin was clearly the second fiddle Wednesday against the Pistons. Lin had a solid game, posting 12 points and narrowly missing a double-double with eight assists. He added four rebounds, four steals and four turnovers in 35 minutes. Harden stole the show, however pouring in 37 points and 12 assists, in a 105-96 win.
Analysis: Lin did not have a bad game by any means, but he was surprisingly limited to a background role. That is what happens when your team acquires and All Star and Olympic Gold Medalist four days before the season starts. If Lin ends up averaging this line for the season, Fantasy owners wont have much room to complain, though we were hoping for more scoring for him. The Rockets have the makings of a solid offensive club, and Lin will be an integral part. He will split ball-handling duties with Harden, but they should play at a fast enough pace to make up for that. Consider Lin a viable starting Fantasy option moving forward.
News: Restricted free-agent guard Jeremy Lin officially re-joined the Rockets after the Knicks decided not to match three-year, $25 million offer sheet he signed with Houston last week. Lin averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 25 games with the New York last season. "Extremely excited and honored to be a Houston Rocket again!!" Lin tweeted.
Analysis: This move comes as a bit of a surprise as many thought the Knicks would end up matching Houston's offer. However, new York decided to move in another direction after inking Raymond Felton to a deal last week. Lin, who was waived by Houston prior to start of last season, will now head back to the Rockets and is expected to be the team's starting point guard. Lin averaged 8.2 points and 7.7 assists per game as a starter last season but will be playing with a completely re-tooled roster in Houston. Despite his eye-popping numbers in New York, Lin is still a bit unproven, so owners should consider him more of a No. 3 Fantasy guard with some upside in most formats on Draft Day in the fall.
News: One of the more intriguing subplots of the offseason so far has been the ongoing question regarding Jeremy Lin's Bird Rights. Last week, an independent arbitrator ruled that Lin, who was acquired by the Knicks off waivers at the beginning of the season, did retain his Bird Rights through waivers. This seemed to clear the way for Lin's return to New York, where he exploded onto the scene last season as one of the most dynamic point guards in the league before suffering a season-ending knee injury. However the NBA filed an appeal immediately, though the New York Times reported Thursday that the league and NBA Player's Association are working out a settlement that will likely leave Lin with his Bird Rights intact. While the appeal is pending, Lin remains a restricted free agent with his Bird Rights in place, so the Knicks made their qualifying offer to him Thursday, putting them in line to match any offer he receives in free agency, pending the appeal.
Analysis: The Knicks have very little in the way of salary cap space, so their chances of bringing Lin back into the fold hinge largely on their ability to match any contract offer he receives as a restricted free agent. It looks like that will be the case, which makes Lin one of the most interesting targets in Fantasy on Draft Day. He was tremendous in the 25 games he started for the Knicks, averaging 18.2 points and 7.7 assists per game, however this is also a player who was cut by both Houston and Golden State in the past two seasons. More than any other player, Lin probably has the widest gulf between his upside and downside for next season, especially with the Knicks retaining the services of Mike Woodson and his Isolation-heavy offense as head coach. At this point, the Knicks look likely to bring Lin back at any cost, however there is still time for free agency to shake out. Either way, he should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy guard on Draft Day, with considerable upside in the middle rounds.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was unable to play in Wednesday's Game 5 in Miami as he continues to recover from knee surgery, and with the Knicks succumbing to the Heat, he now has to wait until next season to return to the court. However, before that can happen, Lin will have to deal with free agency, as he is an unrestricted free agent this summer. Lin, who rose from obscurity to briefly join the ranks of the NBAs elite this season, finished with averages of 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 games played. He shot 44.6 percent from the field and 32.0 percent from the field, however those numbers do not accurately reflect how well he played in his 25 starts. Lin took the league by storm in those 25 starts, averaging 18.2 points and 7.7 assists while averaging 34 minutes per game before suffering what would prove to be a season-ending cartilage tear in his knee.
Analysis: Lin should be completely healed in time for the start of free agency in July, and while the Knicks are expected to retain him after giving him his breakout chance this season, it will be interesting to see how the bidding goes when he gets to the market. The Knicks, capped out with their three max-salary players, can only offer Lin a limited contract, so if some other interested team decides to do so, they may be able to swoop in and overwhelm the phenom from Harvard. The best possible outcome for Lin's free agency would likely to be return to New York, where the plethora of offensive options will make life easier for him, however his Fantasy value will likely depend in some part on his eventual landing spot. Lin's eventual Draft Day value will be interesting to watch next season, as he played like a first-round pick before the injury but has almost no track record to back him up. He will likely go in the early-middle rounds on Draft Day next season.
News: With the Knicks fighting off elimination on Sunday in Game 4 of their first-round series against the Heat, guard Jeremy Lin is a possible option for Game 5 on Wednesday. The Knicks lost starting point guard Baron Davis on Sunday, so the need for a point guard grows even greater, and the pressure on Lin to return from knee surgery grows as well. He has been working out with the team in recent days, and his teammates have expressed confidence in his ability o return. "I think he can come back, he's looked good. It just depends on how confident he is (with the injury)," Steve Novak said.
Analysis: If he is able to get on the floor on Wednesday, it would likely be in a somewhat limited capacity, as he has not played since the end of March. We are starting to reach the front end of his recovery time, so this would be a rushed return, to be certain. Lin has been working out, and his status for Wednesday will be determined prior to game time. Fantasy owners in postseason formats could get a boost for Lin if he plays, however he is a risky start at this point.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin spoke to the media for the first time since the postseason began, telling the New York Post on Sunday that he hopes to return in time for Game 4 on Sunday against the Heat, after participating in shootaround and practice on Saturday and Sunday. Yesterday I felt pretty good, I could do a lot more than I thought I could, Lin said. It was just two days ago I just started running. It happened really fast. But today I took a step back. Well see. When I come back I want to create energy and be aggressive, said Lin, who had knee surgery one month ago.
Analysis: He ruled himself out for Games 2 and 3, however it is a big step that he has been participating in practice and thinks he could return. While he expressed a considerable amount of doubt about the chances of return, that he is even considering it shows the kind of progress that he has made. Even if he returns, it would be unlikely that he makes a big impact so soon after surgery, so consider him a risky play in postseason formats if he does get healthy.
News: The Knicks face a tremendous challenge in getting out of the first round of the playoffs, as they get set to face the heavily-favored Heat starting on Saturday, however on Thursday the team indicated that if they do manage to upset Miami, they could have another boost waiting for them. Guard Jeremy Lin was back on the court working out on Wednesday, and coach Mike Woodson told ESPN.com that he thinks Lin could return from knee surgery if the Knicks get to the second round. "I'd like to think if we're able to get out of this first round, he should be ready for the second round, I would think," Woodson said. "But that's not for me to determine. He's got to come to us, along with the doctors, and say that the knee feels fine and he's confident that he can cut and do things that he once did. Then, we'll put him back in uniform."
Analysis: That sounds awfully optimistic for a player who suffered a meniscus tear less than a month ago and whose movement was describe as methodical and ginger by the report. Still, it is a good sign that Lin is starting to recover, even if he does not make it back during the postseason. It looks like he will be fully recovered as expected by the summer, when the Knicks will need to make an incredibly difficult decision with his future, as the dynamic point guard is set to be a free agent. Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game while becoming a league-wide sensation his jersey was the second-best selling in the league despite him starting just 25 games. He was not given a chance to sustain his success, so Fantasy owners need to wonder whether it was a flash in the pan, however he was too good this season not to target in the early-middle rounds on Draft Day.
News: New York guard Jeremy Lin said Sunday he feels pretty good after knee surgery but doesnt think he will be available for the first round of the NBA playoffs. I think unless something goes really well, I wouldnt get there, Lin said before the Knicks played the Bulls. Lin had surgery last Monday to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The Knicks have said the expected recovery time is about six weeks. The playoffs begin April 28.
Analysis: Lin said he is working out on a bike and hopes to start running late next week. He is not ruling out a return if the Knicks advance in the postseason. It depends on how far and how long it goes, Lin said. But obviously I want to get to 100 percent and then come back, hopefully see what I can do." Lin said doctors found no more damage during the surgery, which he called minor. With Lin sidelined, Baron Davis and Toney Douglas will continue to run the point for New York. Fantasy owners in seasonal formats should drop Lin for healthier options at this point.
News: The New York Post reports Saturday that Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin (knee surgery) is targeting the first round of the NBA playoffs as his possible return to action. That said, his official timetable has him out until at least the second round of the playoffs.
Analysis: Lin's status is good news but New York has to actually make the playoffs first. They have a one-game lead at the moment. There are no guarantees that Lin will make it back at any point this season. Baron Davis and Toney Douglas continue to run the show for the Knicks. Lin is no longer helping Fantasy owners and can be dropped off most rosters at this point.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin has "successful'' surgery on Monday to repair a small meniscal tear in his left knee, reports the New York Post. The Knicks announced following the surgery that Lin will be sidelined for "approximately'' six weeks due to his injury. Lin averaged 18.2 points and 7.6 assists in 25 games as a starter this year.
Analysis: Everything went smooth during Lin's surgery Monday and now the 23-year-old will try to beat return to the court quicker than his expected timetable. However, it remains highly unlikely that he can return before the regular season ends as most reports have him being ready for the first-round of the playoffs as a best-case scenario. Keep an eye on his status moving forward. However, can be dropped in seasonal formats at this point in the year.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin (knee) could return to the court sooner than expected and rejoin the team in two to four weeks, a top orthopedic surgeon told the New York Post on Sunday. Lin, who is expected to have surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee early this week, was originally slated to miss six weeks, which covers the remainder of the regular season. "If they dont see anything else wrong in surgery, just see the tear, typically you can get back in the NFL in two to four weeks and Ive seen NBA players get back within that period," said Dr. Wellington Hsu, an orthopedic surgeon/assistant professor at Northwestern.
Analysis: This seems to be an ambitious timetable for the Knicks as they continue to fight for a playoff spot. The team's official schedule would get Lin back in action only if they advance to the second round of the playoffs. Obviously, there is no guarantee Lin's case will be expedited. "I think it all depends on rehab and how quickly he responds to the surgery," New York coach Mike Woodson said. "Thats something down the road that we just have to wait and see." Fantasy owners should look for Baron Davis to continue receiving additional playing time for the Knicks, while stashing Lin in deeper formats.
News: The Knicks announced that guard Jeremy Lin has a meniscus tear in his left knee and will be out for six weeks on Saturday. Lin, who has missed the past three games with his injury, said he will undergo arthroscopic sometime next week. Its disappointing for me, Lin said. Its hard to watch the games. I want to be out there more than anything right now to help the team.
Analysis: Wow huge blow to the Knicks and Fantasy owners here, especially with the Fantasy playoffs now in full bloom. Look for Baron Davis and Iman Shumpert to receive the bulk if the minutes in his absence, so owners in need of a replacement should scoop one of those two up if available. The best case scenerio's have Lin returning sometime in May, so he can be dropped in all seasonal formats at this point in the season.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin was ruled out for Friday's game at Atlanta because of a troublesome knee injury, according to the New York Post. Lin has now missed three games due to a sore left knee. "Hes out," coach Mike Woodson said. "Still day to day. Amar'es (Stoudemire) out. Had his epidural shot. Hes day to day with Lin. I have no idea when these guys are going to return, if theyre going to return. I just dont know." Coach Mike Woodson also added Lin underwent an MRi on his knee, but the results were still not known.
Analysis: Woodson's diagnosis of Lin certainly didn't sound too promising as he is also likely to miss Saturday's game against Cleveland. However, Lin said he is hoping to return during the Knicks' next road trip and play either Tuesday at Indiana or Thursday at Orlando. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor his status and consider the fading star a quality option in most formats when healthy.
News:Newsday reports that Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is questionable again for Friday's game at Atlanta. The report says Lin's status will likely be determined at shootaround. Lin has missed two games due to a sore left knee. He is day to day.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should continue to monitor what happens with Lin, and hopefully he can play against the Hawks. He is a quality Fantasy option in all leagues when healthy, and we don't want to see him on the bench with the Fantasy playoffs near.
News: ESPN.com reports that Knicks guard Jeremy Lin missed Wednesday's game against Orlando. Lin has missed two games due to a sore left knee. He is day to day.
Analysis: Fantasy owners in all leagues should continue to monitor Lin's status, and hopefully he can return soon. Baron Davis will get a boost with Lin out, but we've seen what Lin can do when healthy and active, and hopefully this knee problem won't continue to linger, especially with the Fantasy playoffs approaching in the majority of leagues.
News:Newsday reports that Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin may not play Wednesday night against Orlando to let his sore knee rest for another game. Lin missed Monday's game against the Bucks and is considered day to day for the Knicks.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should continue to monitor what happens with Lin, and hopefully he can play against the Magic. He is a quality Fantasy option in all leagues when healthy, and we don't want to see him on the bench with the Fantasy playoffs near.
News: New York point guard Jeremy Lin missed Monday's game against the Bucks due to soreness in his knee, reports NBA.com. Lin is considered day to day for the Knicks. Lin left Saturday's game but expected to play on Monday at that point.
Analysis: Lin certainly hasn't played like he did when he first broke out for the Knicks of late. Still, averaging 14.8 points, 5.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds and a steal and 3-pointer per game over his last five, Lin is a worthy option in most Fantasy formats, when healthy. He should return shortly as this injury isn't expected to keep him out long.
News: Despite leaving Saturday's game against the Pistons in the third quarter with a knee injury, Knicks guard Jeremy Lin told the New York Post that he does expect to play on Monday against the Bucks.
Analysis: The Knicks would probably prefer not to risk their new-found star's health, however Monday's game has serious playoff implications, so he'll give it a go. Fantasy owners should be pleased to hear this news, as it means they can be comfortable keeping Lin active for Week 14 (March 26-April 1).
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin left Saturdays game against the Pistons in the third quarter after suffering a right knee injury. Lin went to the locker room and returned to the bench just before the start of the fourth quarter, with what was diagnosed as soreness, however with the Knicks up big at the time, Lins presence was not needed in the final frame. Lin finished the game with 13 points on 3 of 6 shooting from the field, with just three assists to seven turnovers, however the Knicks won, 101-79.
Analysis: The injury certainly did not seem serious at the time, and the team likely would have allowed him to return to the court in the fourth quarter if the game had been on the line. Fantasy owners should obviously keep themselves aware of Lins status moving forward, as he will be re-evaluated on Sunday with the Knicks off. However at this point he is not expected to miss any time moving forward.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin had an off night all around on Friday versus the Raptors. He scored just six points and dished out four assists in his 26 minutes of work. New York would lose to Toronto, 96-79. Lin shot 3 for 9 from the floor, missing all three of his 3-point attempts. He also had one board and turned the ball over three times.
Analysis: This was one of Lin's worst games since joining the starting lineup for the Knicks. Over his last five outings he's averaging 14.8 points, 5.6 assists and 4.2 boards per game. His low output on Friday can also be contributed to the game being a blowout. But coach Mike Woodson is starting to use veteran Baron Davis more, which is cutting into Lin's Fantasy value. For now, owners should continue to roll with Lin as he's still a viable guard in the majority of formats.
News:Newsday reports that Knicks guard Jeremy Lin will likely have a reduced role under new coach Mike Woodson. Lin, and the Knicks' other young players, stand to be the biggest losers in the transition from Mike D'Antoni's offense to Woodson's. After his first full practice in charge Thursday, Woodson made it clear that it is going to be the veterans, primarily Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, whom he is going to look for at the end of games. Lin, who became a starter Feb. 6 and flourished in D'Antoni's pick-and-roll, run-and-gun system, certainly will not play the same kind of starring role in Woodson's defensive-minded game. On Wednesday, Lin had six points and six assists -- among his lowest totals since he joined the rotation -- and six turnovers. "It will be a different style and a different system," Lin said. "We still have to figure it out, because we don't have it all figured out . . . I just have to be aggressive. But it's going to be different ways. Different ways to initiate offense. Different ways to score and create. It's definitely going to be a change." Early returns on Lin's role in the offense in the first two games under Woodson continue to be mixed, as he bounced back somewhat in Friday's 115-100 win over the Pacers, scoring 13 points with five assists and five rebounds, while lowering his turnovers to just three.
Analysis: Lin is still worth starting in most Fantasy formats, but owners should definitely monitor how this plays out in case Lin's minutes are reduced. He could start to lose time to veteran Baron Davis, and if Lin continues to struggle, then his value will decline. Stay tuned, but don't be surprised if Lin becomes more of a reserve Fantasy guard under Woodson to close the season.
News: New York guard Jeremy Lin recorded 14 points and seven assists during the Knicks' 106-94 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday night. Lin connected on just 27.8 percent of his attempts from the field (5 of 18) to finish under 40 percent for the third time over his past five games. He also committed six turnovers and is averaging 4.0 per contest in that five-game span -- all New York losses. "Hes getting hit a lot, hes taking a beating and his body is probably banged up a little bit," backup guard Baron Davis told the New York Post. "But overall hes a fighter, has a lot of heart and well stick with him and hell turn it around. They wore him down."
Analysis: The good feelings created last month by Lins emergence -- along with the 23-year-old's sterling best play -- seem long gone now. The Knicks have struggled since the return of Carmelo Anthony, going 2-7 and essentially crippling Lin's production. Still, coach Mike D'Antoni remains committed to Lin. "Jeremy has to play a certain way," DAntoni said. "The floor has to be open. He has to play with energy and he has to go. We have to get to that way and we arent there. ... He is going to be a very good point guard. This guy is going to be good. He is good." New York plays four games during Fantasy Week 12 (March 12-18) and Linn should still be viewed as a starter in most leagues.
News:Newday reports that Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said Sunday he's sticking with Lin, but he didn't rule out using Baron Davis at the end of games when Lin struggles. "Maybe," D'Antoni said. "We'll see. I'm comfortable going with Jeremy. I think at the end of games, Jeremy finds a way to be positive, and he was. Jeremy's going to finish games right now. He's going to start games. And then we'll see what happens as we go forward. But I'm comfortable with him." On Sunday against the Celtics, Lin scored just 14 points in 32 minutes with five assists and four rebounds while shooting 6 for 16 from the floor. He also committed six turnovers -- the second time in his past three games he finished with more turnovers than assists. Davis had eight points, seven assists and six turnovers.
Analysis: We expect Lin to finish the season as the starter, but when Davis gets back to 100 percent there could be more of a 50-50 split in playing time. For now, continue to use Lin as a starter in the majority of leagues, but he needs to play better than he did against the Celtics to make sure his role remains intact.
News: New York guard Jeremy Lin struggled during his return to Boston and scored just 14 points in 32 minutes during the Knicks' 115-111 loss to the Celtics on Sunday. Lin, who starred at nearby Harvard University before becoming an NBA phenom, had five assists and four rebounds while shooting 6 for 16 from the floor. He also committed six turnovers -- the second time in his past three games he finished with more turnovers than assists. "Obviously, Boston is a great defensive team," Lin said. "I didn't have a great one today. I didn't have a great one here last time. Maybe it's the arena. I don't know. ... I was a little more comfortable but still not to where I want to get to."
Analysis: Lin, who led the Knicks to seven straight wins after cracking the rotation, had one stretch to remind the Celtics what the fuss is all about. Boston led 94-89 with 3:35 left in regulation when he sank the second of two free throws, stole the ball and took it in for a layup. But Lin's luster has seemingly worn off since the return of Carmelo Anthony and he has not topped 20 points in his past four games, including a single-point effort last Thursday against Miami. Still, he remains a must-start in all Fantasy formats during Week 11 (March 5-11) when the Knicks play four times.
News: New York point guard Jeremy Lin was smacked in the nose during the first quarter of Wednesday's game against Cleveland. Playing in the first game since the All-Star break, Lin had to quickly head to the bench with blood pouring from both his nostrils. Fortunately, Line returned and wasn't any worse for wear. Lin, in fact, had his best game with Carmelo Anthony in the lineup as he shot 6 of 12 from the field over 33 minutes to score 19 points. Lin added 13 assists for the double-double and also had five rebounds and a steal.
Analysis: Lin scored just eight points with eight turnovers in the final game before the break against Miami. He had a double-double on Wednesday and only committed one turnover. He had his teammates involved early and often and played well alongside Carmelo and Amar'e Stoudemire. Things are looking up for the Knicks and Lin remains a solid Fantasy start in all leagues and formats.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin, who has been carving up NBA defenses ever since his breakout early in the month of February, stumbled for the first time on Thursday, as the Heat held him to 8 points on just 1 of 11 shooting. The Heat made stopping Lin a priority, and they succeeded all game long. Wade said. "We knew it was going to be a tough task guarding him," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. "He's a good player, but we put a lot of pressure on him and it was a success." Lin was able to record just three assists as well, and the Heats stifling pick and roll defense forced him into eight turnovers on the night. "A learning experience," Lin said. "A tough one." Lin did grab six rebounds and get three steals, however it wasnt enough to make up for his overall struggles. Lins struggles helped sink the Knicks, as they lost 102-88. Despite his poor game, Heat forward LeBron James had nothing but good things to say about Lin after the game. "He's a good player, a really good player," James said. "And they're going to do some great things."
Analysis: Some will likely point to Lins struggles against Miami and say the Heat figured him out," but the Heat have one of the most athletic defenses in the league and are well positioned to defend a player with Lins skillset. Fantasy owners shouldnt take too much out of Lins struggles, as that still gives him 11 excellent games out of 12 since bursting on the scene. Fantasy owners shouldnt read too much into this one game, as Lin isnt going to play defenses as tough as Miamis every night. The turnovers remain a concern, as he is averaging 6.2 per game over the last five, however he is also scoring 20.0 points with 8.0 assists in that time frame. Luckily, Lin has the All-Star break to get the loss to the Heat out of his head, so he should be past it when play picks up, and owners should continue to consider him a viable starter in all Fantasy formats.
News: Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin was able to somewhat limit the turnovers on Sunday afternoon in beating the Dallas Mavericks. Lin had another phenomenal game as he played 46 minutes for New York, which was once again without Carmelo Anthony. Lin scored a team-high 28 points as he went 11 of 20 from the field and 3 of 6 from long range. He added 14 assists, four rebounds and five steals in the winning performance. Lin, who dunked again for New York, did turn the ball over seven times in the game. That said, the Knicks were plus-14 with him on the floor.
Analysis: Lin has continually proven he is the real deal and is averaging 22.2 points, 10.2 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.4 3-pointers per night over his last five games. While that comes with 7.2 turnovers per game, it is the only downside to what has been a Fantasy eruption. Lin can be active in all Fantasy leagues.
News: New York PG Jeremy Lin didn't have a big scoring performance and only played 26 minutes on Wednesday against the Kings. However, Lin was not limited due to poor performance. In fact, he was kept off the court for much of the second half because the Knicks had such a big lead. Lin actually picked up a career-high 13 assists in the game. He shot 4 of 6 from the field to score 10 points for the double-double. Lin did turn the ball over six times.
Analysis: Lin led New York to its eighth straight victory and has now recorded double-doubles in two straight games. Linsanity is in full effect and there seems to be little doubt remaining that Lin will come down from this high. He could have some bad games going forward and he does turn the ball over too much, but Fantasy owners should be using him in all formats right now. Lin is averaging 23.6 points, 9.8 assists, 1.4 steals, a 3-pointer per game and is shooting almost 50 percent from the field over his last five games.
News: New York guard Jeremy Lin hit the game-winning shot on Tuesday night against Toronto, giving the Knicks the 90-87 edge. Lin, alongside Amar'e Stoudemire for the first time since becoming a starter, dished out a career-high 11 assists and scored a team-high 27 points. Lin shot 9 for 20 from the field, hitting both his attempts from long range and converting 7 of his 11 foul shots. "He continues to impress every night," New York's Jared Jeffries said. "Every game he plays better, he does more and more to help us win basketball games. You can't ask any more of a kid coming into this situation." He chipped in a steal and two boards in his 43 minutes on the court. Lin also had half of his team's 16 turnovers on the night.
Analysis: As good as Lin has been for the Knicks during this six-game win streak, turnovers are frustrating Fantasy owners. His eight on Tuesday didn't help owners in head-to-head formats. He's averaging 27.2 points, 8.8 assists and 6.0 turnovers per game over his last five games. Lin is also getting to the foul line a lot -- nine times a game -- over that span. The big question now is can Lin keep performing up to this level once Carmelo Anthony returns. He played well with Stoudemire on Tuesday and Anthony should be returning this week. Fantasy owners should keep rolling with Lin as he's showing everyone he's a viable guard option in all formats.
News: Knicks guard Jeremy Lin continues to make his presence felt in the NBA as he scored a career-high 38 points on Friday night versus the Lakers. Lin shot 13 for 23 from the field, going 2 for 4 from downtown, and converted 10 of his 13 foul shots for New York. "I didn't try to see this game as any different," Lin said. "I just try to make sure that when I get there on the floor, I play as hard as I can and try to do everything I can to help the team win. I'm not too worried about proving anything to anybody. As a team we're growing and trying to build on the momentum." Even though he committed six turnovers, Lin still did more good than bad. He added seven assists, two steals and four rebounds in his 39 minutes on the court, as well as taking some key charging penalties. The Knicks would hold on for the 92-85 win.
Analysis: Lin has scored 89 points in his first three starts. Lin is averaging 28.5 points and 8.0 assists per game over his last four outings. With the Knicks missing both Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, Lin has stepped up to lead the team to four straight wins. It's hard to believe Lin will be able to keep this kind of production up, especially with him logging so many minutes after hardly playing this season. Still, Lin has captivated fans and Fantasy owners alike, as he's now owned in 88 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues. As long as he has the starting job and is playing this well, owners in all formats should roll with Lin and his hot hand.
News: Knicks G Jeremy Lin just keeps on getting it done, this time recording the first double-double of his career on Wednesday against the Wizards. He scored 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting in the game, and added 10 assists and four rebounds in the game. He also had just two turnovers in the game, silencing the only criticisms possible of his performance the night before. He became the first play since LeBron James in 2003-04 to put up at least 20 points and eight assists in his first two career starts.
Analysis: At this point, Knicks fans (and Fantasy players) have to be forgetting all about Baron Davis' return. It seems pretty clear that Lin has locked up the starting point guard spot in New York, as he's averaging 39 minutes per game over the last three games. Logic would dictate that he can't keep playing this well, but so far he's been able to keep it up. The hype keeps growing as he keeps living up to it, and at this point, Fantasy owners should be scrambling to pick him up while he's playing this well.
News: New York PG Jeremy Lin got his first start on Monday night against Utah after scoring 25 points and adding seven assists over 36 minutes on Saturday against the Nets. Lin did not disappoint coach Mike D'Antoni as he quite possibly outdid his performance against the Nets. Lin led New York to the win over the Jazz as he went 10 of 17 from the field, including hitting a 3-pointer, to score 28 points. He added eight assists and two rebounds with two steals in the win for New York. Lin played 45 minutes in the game and continually came up with huge plays.
Analysis: Lin did turn the ball over eight times on Monday night and he'll have to be more careful with the ball if D'Antoni is going to continue to trust him. Still, until Baron Davis is ready to play it seems Lin will continue to play well as New York's starting PG. The 23-year-old comes with a lot of hype and he's living up to it at the moment. He is the flavor of the day at the Garden and Fantasy owners should begin to take notice in deeper formats across the board.
News: Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said G Jeremy Lin will start at point guard for Monday's game against Utah, the New York Times reports. Lin, who scored a game-high 25 points with seven assists on Saturday against New Jersey, will take the place of G Iman Shumpert in the lineup.
Analysis: Lin's performance during a win over the Nets seemed to make an impression on D'Antoni, who continues to experiment with different players at the point. With G Baron Davis (back) not expected back until at least the All-Star break, Lin is the latest player to handle duties for the Knicks. The 23-year-old has averaged 4.5 assists in his past five games and represents a quality addition in deeper Fantasy formats while starting.
News: New York G Jeremy Lin scored a game-high 25 points and dished out during seven assists during the Knicks' 99-92 victory over New Jersey on Saturday night. Lin, who matched C Tyson Chandler for the team lead with 36 minutes played despite coming off the bench, connected on 10 of 19 attempts from the field. His 10 field goals made was more than his total for the entire season entering the contest (eight).
Analysis: While New York continues to wait on G Baron Davis (back), Lin turned in his finest performance of the season on Saturday. Lin's assist total also represented a season high as he showed the team he is capable of running the point, albeit against the lowly Nets. Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni refused to say if Lin will be inserted into the starting lineup, but if he is, the 23-year-old could be worth an addition in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: New York PG Jeremy Lin saw some action on Tuesday night in a blowout win over the Pistons. Lin saw six minutes and hit his only shot attempt. He also went 2 for 3 from the line to score four points for the Knicks. Lin added four assists and a steal during his short time in the game.
Analysis: Lin played 20 minutes on Saturday at Houston and scored nine points with six assists. He can clearly pass the rock, but doesn't get enough playing time -- 6.0 minutes per game on the year -- to matter outside the deepest of Fantasy formats.
News: The New York Knicks recalled G Jeremy Lin and C Jerome Jordan from the NBA Development League on Monday. Both players were sent to Erie of the D-League last Tuesday.
Analysis: Lin has appeared in only five games for the Knicks this season and is averaging just 1.8 points. His playing time will be limited, especially with the expected return of G Baron Davis sometime this week. Leave him on waivers in all Fantasy formats for now.
News: New York sent center Jerome Jordan and guard Jeremy Lin to the D-League on Tuesday. The two players are set to play for New York's D-League affiliate Erie.
Analysis: The 23-year-old Lin has played in five games for the Knicks this season and is averaging 1.8 points and less than half a rebound and assist per game. He is not a player to own in any Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: New York claimed G Jeremy Lin off waivers from Houston on Tuesday to help provide the Knicks depth at the point guard position following Iman Shumpert's injury. Lin was released by the Rockets on Sunday to make room on the roster for C Samuel Dalembert.
Analysis: Lin appeared in 29 games for Golden State last season and averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 assists per night. He isn't expected to receive sufficient minutes with New York and should not be considered a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point.
News: The Rockets waived guard Jeremy Lin on Sunday to make room on the roster for Samuel Dalembert.
Analysis: Lin averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds over 29 games with the Warriors last season. He has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: Houston signed G Jeremy Lin on Sunday, according to ESPN.com. Lin was released by Golden State on Friday in a move to get under the salary cap.
Analysis: Lin averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds over 29 games with the Warriors last season. He is not expected to be a major Fantasy contributor and should continue to be ignored in all 2011-12 Fantasy drafts.
News: The Warriors released G Jeremy Lin on Friday. According to team sources, the move was a salary-cap move.
Analysis: Lin averaged 2.6 points and 1.2 rebounds over 29 games with the Warriors last season, but will now be looking for work. Owners can continue to ignore the 23-year-old, while he is not on a NBA roster.
News: The Warriors recalled G Jeremy Lin from their NBDL affiliate in Reno on Sunday, the team announced. Lin will rejoin the team in Oklahoma City in time for Tuesday's game against the Thunder.
Analysis: Lin averaged 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in four games during his stint with Reno. He has been sent down three times this year. Lin is not a viable Fantasy option, however, as he is not expected to get nearly the same amount of playing time he saw down in Reno.
News: The Warriors have reassigned guard Jeremy Lin to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, the team announced Thursday. Lin has previously appeared in 16 games over two stints with the Bighorns this season, averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.19 steals in 32 minutes per contest. With the Warriors this season, Lin has appeared in 23 games, averaging 1.9 points, 1.1 assists and 1.13 steals in 8.7 minutes per contest.
Analysis: It's safe to release Lin in all leagues since he's not with the Warriors. If he does return to the NBA he would have minimal Fantasy value.
News: Golden State guard Jeremy Lin saw fewer minutes on Wednesday night than he had been over his previous 10 games. Playing against Utah, Lin saw just six minutes in the game. He scored five points on 67 percent shooting. Lin added one rebound, one block and one assist in the performance and also had two steals.
Analysis: Lin had been averaging 2.0 points per game over his last 10 over 10.3 minutes per night. He simply does not play enough for Golden State to matter in Fantasy leagues at this time.
News: The Warriors recalled guard Jeremy Lin from the D-League the team announced on Saturday. Lin appeared in 17 games for the Warriors this season, averaging averaging 1.9 points and 1.12 steals in 8.5 minutes per contest.
Analysis: This move was prompted by the Charlie Bell's DUI arrest and the fact that Acie Law is dealing with a wrist injury. While the Warriors are very high on the rookie out of Harvard, Lin will likely only play spot minutes off the bench while Golden State is thin in their backcourt. Continue to ignore in all Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: The Warriors have assigned Jeremy Lin to the Rino Bighorns of the NBA Development League the team announced on Sunday. This will mark his second stint with the Bighorns this season. He appeared in four games with Reno earlier this season, averaging 18.0 points and 2.8 assists.
Analysis: Lin appeared in 17 games for the Warriors this season, averaging averaging 1.9 points and 1.12 steals in 8.5 minutes per contest. However, he had been inactive since his return from his first stint with the Bighorns. The Warriors are very high on the rookie out of Harvard and sent him down to log more playing time. He most likely will be brought back up at some point, but can be ignored in Fantasy leagues for the time being.
News: Golden State guard Jeremy Lin was brought back to the Warriors from the NBDL on Monday. He had been playing for the Reno Bighorns.
Analysis: Lin has been back and forth from the D-League but he's going to be a valuable player for Golden State at some point. Unfortunately for his Fantasy value, this is not that point. Keep him on waivers in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Golden State sent point guard Jeremy Lin to the Reno Bighorns of the D-League on Tuesday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Analysis: This should tell Fantasy owners that the Clippers are finally relaxed about the injury status of both Stephen Curry and Monta Ellis. The duo have been dealing with issues all year but appear to be at their healthiest right now. Lin could become useful down the line, but should be avoided in Fantasy play for now.
News: Golden State PG Jeremy Lin scored eight points over 13 minutes on Wednesday during a loss to Houston. Lin shot 4 for 5 from the field and added an assist and two rebounds.
Analysis: Lin has shown the ability to put up points in minimal minutes. That said, the minutes do not appear to be rising anytime soon. Until that happens, he should be avoided in Fantasy play.
News: Golden State G Jeremy Lin is going to be asked to play point guard some on Wednesday against Memphis with Stephen Curry doubtful to play in the game, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Lin was originally expected to be worked slowly into action but coach Keith Smart was forced to scrap those plans with Curry injured, Reggie Williams and Charlie Bell ineffective and the team being unwilling to move Monta Ellis to the point. "I'm not fooling anyone by trying to make Reggie into a point guard, because that takes away from his natural game," Smart said. "I can't try to make Charlie into that. These guys have to play their natural positions. That's why it's so important for Lin to be able to come in and give us quality minutes at backup point guard until we can get healthy."
Analysis: Ellis has been going hard at Lin in practice in order to get him ready for game situations. Ellis wants Lin not to "play scared" and Lin's team actually beat Ellis' in practice. "I think Monta is pushing him, because he's starting to gain confidence in him," Smart said. "If Lin can handle Monta coming at him, he'll be OK in the games." Lin got a small taste in his last game against the Lakers, playing 16 minutes and scoring two points with a rebound, three assists and four steals. Lin is not going to be worth using in Fantasy just yet but could improve enough to matter in deeper leagues going forward.