Jeremy Lin-sanity Could Be Over?

If the era of Linsanity hasn’t ended yet, it’s about to come to a screeching halt.

According to Al Iannazzone via Twitter, Jeremy Lin (knee) will have a reduced roll going forward for the New York Knicks. Lin has missed the past two games due to a sore left knee and is considered questionable for Friday’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Even when Lin comes back, head coach Mike Woodson has said that his minutes will be reduced going forward. The main issue with Lin’s knee is overuse. He went from being a limited player off the bench, to a full-time starter garnering big minutes night in and night out. It is likely that Lin could have a limited role when the Knicks play in back-to-back nights, which will force Baron Davis to carry more of the load.

Fantasy Analysis

If you owned Lin during his hot streak, congrats, but now you’d be better off keeping him on your bench in weekly leagues. Baron Davis’ value just went up, as it seems like he will be logging more minutes, but Davis doesn’t exactly have age on his side either and is always an injury risk as wel. Continue to monitor the situation regarding Lin’s knee.


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Trevor Gunn is a student of the game in both the football and basketball genres, assisting fantasy owners in fantasy football and fantasy basketball. Trevor has been involved in fantasy sports for over 10 years, and brings extensive knowledge to NBASoup. Trevor also covers fantasy football at Follow him on Twitter @NFLSoupTrevor.

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