NEW YORK (AP) — Knicks interim coach Mike Woodson says he is not counting on Jeremy Lin to return Wednesday in Game 5 against Miami.
Lin is working out again after surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee April 2. The Knicks said at the time he was expected to miss six weeks, meaning his season was likely over unless the Knicks reached the second round.
The Knicks need point guard help after Baron Davis dislocated his right kneecap in Sunday’s 89-87 victory. But Woodson says he will not push Lin to play if he is not ready, and that it will have to be the decision of the player and doctors.
Woodson said Monday during a conference call he expects veteran Mike Bibby to start and Toney Douglas could play.