Jeremy Lin returned to Brooklyn earlier this week and on Tuesday showed Kenny Atkinson his progress after five months at Fortius Sport & Health in suburban Vancouver. Atkinson told beat writers he was impressed by what he saw.
Jeremy Lin worked out hard in front of #Nets coach Kenny Atkinson yesterday. It was non-contact but Atkinson was impressed and said he can do all the drills: "Completely. Backpedal, sidestep, run, shooting." @JLin7— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) April 11, 2018
Atkinson on Jeremy Lin: "We’ve just got to be really super, super-cautious. We don’t want to rush this in April, May. But I was blown away at how well he was moving, and the stuff he did yesterday." #Nets @JLin7— Brian Lewis (@NYPost_Lewis) April 11, 2018
The Nets didn’t release video of Lin’s workout in front of Atkinson, but two days ago, Lin posted a video of his progress on Instagram.
After rupturing his patella tendon on Opening Night back in October, he underwent surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, then not long afterward headed out west to Burnaby, British Columbia, for recovery and rehab. Lin said at the time that he wanted a rehab regimen not just focused on his knee but one that would “rebuild my body from the ground up, each and every muscle and joint, not just the patella tendon.”
He returned several times to consult with the Nets performance team medical director, Dr. Riley J. Williams III. Williams, who has a reputation as a world-class orthopedic surgery, performed Lin’s knee surgery.
Lin exercised his player option on next season’s $12.6 million salary in February, only hours after the trade deadline. With a roster filled with guards who can play the 1 or 2, there will almost certainly be off-season roster moves to address the imbalance.
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