Houston Rockets: Jeremy Lin to miss two weeks

Nov 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives to the basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

The backcourt injury woes continue for the Houston Rockets, as Jeremy Lin is set to miss at least two weeks of action with a grade 1 knee sprain.

Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a right knee sprain, the team announced Friday on its Twitter feed.

Lin, who was injured in the first quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Hawksafter colliding with Paul Millsap, will be reevaluated after the two-week period.

(via ESPN)

Lin is having a decent season, averaging 15.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game. Although his assists are down, he has been a lot more efficient, shooting 50.3% from the field and 39% from beyond the arc.

The good news is that James Harden looks close to a return. In Lin’s absence, Patrick Beverley will likely see some extended minutes, but Aaron Brooks has also been taking advantage of Harden’s absence lately and should continue to do so. Despite a poor shooting night against the Memphis Grizzlies, Brooks put up 26 and 21 points in two of his last three games, so the Rockets should be fine.

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