Update: Oct. 16, 2012 by Stephen Babb
Coming on the heels of Jeremy Lin admitting he wasn't playing at 100 percent capacity just yet, the up-and-coming point guard also sat out Monday's preseason loss to the Dallas Mavericks. The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen suggests we shouldn't be worrying too much, though:
Scheduled though it may have been, we should keep an eye on Lin early on this season.
There's little doubt he'll run the offense effectively, distributing and scoring like one of the league's better starters. The real question is how well he'll be able to defend, whether he'll have the quickness to keep up with the likes of Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker—the kind of speedy point guards he's due to face often in the Western Conference.
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Update: Oct. 10, 2012 by Stephen Babb
Though there haven't been any notable setbacks for Jeremy Lin, nor is it fair to say he's completely healed from knee surgery he had in April. The assumption has been that the emergent point guard was just fine, but he's saying otherwise (via Ultimate Rockets' Jonathan Feigen):
My speed and my explosiveness and my agility (are not) there yet. I’m still trying to recover from knee surgery and get to where I was pre-surgery. I probably won’t get to play too much. Hopefully, as the preseason goes on I’ll get to play more and more to build that endurance.
There's still no reason to believe he will be anything but healthy as the season kicks into full gear, but we shouldn't be surprised if his game looks a bit limited early on. In addition to growing accustomed to a new team and system, Lin is also trying to recover his athleticism.
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There weren't a lot of injuries to speak of, and the ones that were suffered are being overcome. Jason Friedman of Rockets.com reported that Terrence Jones had tweaked his ankle Saturday, which is why he was limited in Saturday's scrimmage. He's still managed to make a favorable impression.
The big man had been sidelined with an infection, but antibiotics have seemed to do the trick, and he returned to action Saturday.
Livingston is no stranger to injuries, so a sore groin muscle is nothing compared to what he's been through. It has limited him a lot in camp, but he's getting closer to being able to get back on the court. He is one of the few players on the roster with substantial experience.