In the first preseason game, Jeremy Lin finished with 4 points/3 assists/3 rebounds with 2-4 shooting (50% FG) in 16 minutes of action coming off the bench as part of his return to play protocol. He played quite well trying to get back to NBA form after a year recovering from injury. He had a bit of a scare when he was fouled hard during his first layup but thankfully he got back up immediately. As usual, the referee did not call foul although it was an obvious foul. It has become an alarming norm that happened with Lin over the years.
In the second game, Coach Pierce plans to experiment having Lin and Trae Young together on the court for the first time after alternating them in the first preseason game. It’s not likely as starters.
One other note from practice: after alternating Trae Young and Jeremy Lin Monday, Pierce expects to use them together a bit Friday (though likely not as starters).