Lin goes through extended shooting session

Lin goes through extended shooting session
December 5, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Lin: 'I'm just trying to get my rhythm back'

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Rockets guard Jeremy Lin went through an extended shooting session on Thursday as he attempts to return from a grade-1 right knee sprain and contusion.

He has been out if the lineup since the team's Nov. 27 game against the Atlanta Hawks, when he initially suffered the injury.

"I'm feeling better. This is the first time I really shot since I got hurt, so I'm just trying to get my rhythm back," Lin said.

He said he hasn't really progressed to running or sprinting and of course his conditioning will be a concern after his time off the court.

"I did a little bit of rehab earlier and some treadmill work," Lin said. "Before I try to get out there on the floor, I want to make sure I'm helping my team when I get out there. So I want to make sure my conditioning is right."

Lin said the key will be seeing how his knee responds to the workout.

"I'll know a lot more tomorrow," he said. "I pushed it today, then hopefully tomorrow it will feel good."

Lin was still uncertain about his return. Initially, the Rockets said he would miss two weeks and would been re-evaluated at that time. It's been one week since the injury and Lin said there is no update on the timetable for his return.

"When I feel right, I'll play," Lin said. "I'm not going to put any date, any time, when I feel right I'll be out there as soon as I can."

The Rockets host the Warriors on Friday night. Lin, Omer Asik (thigh contusion) and Greg Smith (knee) are expected to miss that game, while Chandler Parsons (back spasms) is likely a game-time decision.