Jeremy Lin is looking to make a return to the New York Knicks lineup by Game Four against the Miami Heat, according to recent reports.
After a well-publicized knee surgery, the question of whether or not his potential return would be an added benefit or detriment looms over the heads of Knicks fans everywhere.
As a big fan of Linsanity (even more so with the recent video post for Stuyvesant High School, my alma mater), it would be exciting to see Lin suit up for his first postseason showing. The exhilaration and magnitude of his presence alone may cause a spark in these failing New York Knicks. At the very least, Lin's presence would certainly give hope to many Knicks fans.
Unfortunately, his impact won't be enough to beat the Heat this postseason.
Given his last outing against Miami, where Lin scored only eight points on one-of-11 shooting, his game was effectively shut down by the swarming Heat defense. He was only able to dish out three assists, while racking up eight turnovers. Lin was fully healthy and functional at the time, and had the momentum of Linsanity on his backside.