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New York Knicks Jeremy Lin will Sit Game 3 of NBA 2012 Playoffs

Jeremy Lin participated in a 3-on-3 full court scrimmage after Wednesday’s practice, and continues to progress in his recovery over his meniscus knee injury.

Mike Woodson has stated that Lin will not play Game 3 in the New York Knicks first home playoff game, and he is not certain Lin will return at all in the Knicks 1st round playoff series against the Miami Heat.

Woodson and the team’s medical staff will meet on Thursday and have a conversation about Lin’s status for the future weeks.

“This is the first time he’s been able to run up and down,” Woodson said. “He’s gone through a lot of drills. The test is if he can cut and guard people and be able to handle the ball and make plays off the dribble.”

Jared Zwerling said in his ESPN chat that Lin “took contact and made some aggressive moves to the basket.” He also mentioned that if the Heat are up 3-0 in the series, then Jeremy Lin will be very unlikely to return this season.

Lin did not speak to the media after practice, but he did state previously in the week that he hoped to be ready to play by Game 4 of the first round series. The Knicks could surely use his production, but should not rush Lin back from injury for a series they are not likely to win in any case. All we can do at this point is wait and see how the conversation between Woodson and the medical staff goes, and hope for Lin’s speedy recovery.