Jeremy Lin: Vote of Confidence from Mike Woodson Will Help Knicks’ Rising Star

June 5th, 2012 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Jeremy Lin has one less thing to worry about as the point guard attempts to work his way back to full strength after a knee injury. New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson said he'll be the team's starter, which should help Lin focus on getting healthy.

Woodson was appearing on ESPN Radio's Michael Kay Show when he confirmed the media darling will assume his role in the lineup next season (via the New York Post):

"Right now, he is our starting point guard, without a doubt," Woodson said. "I’ve always believed this: When a starter goes down he doesn’t lose his job because of an injury. You welcome him back with open arms when he gets healthy and you keep it moving."

Heading into the offseason, there were plenty of question marks about Lin's future. He's a restricted free agent and with so many point guards expected to hit the market, it wasn't even clear if Lin would remain in New York for the long term.

But Woodson sounded confident the team would be able to work out a new deal with him, taking a lot of pressure off the Harvard product's shoulders. If he needed to earn a new contract somewhere else, he probably ...

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