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Jeremy Lin injury: Left knee pain sidelines Lin for the final two games of the season

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The point guard will miss the remainder of the year with a persistent knee issue.

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Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin will miss the remainder of the season with a sore left knee, head coach Byron Scott announced Sunday.

Lin, who averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 assists over his 74 games this season, has missed the team's previous two games waiting on the results of an MRI that later revealed a "cartilage abnormality that is not considered serious", according to Baxter Holmes of ESPN.

The soon to be unrestricted free agent was acquired in a preseason trade with the Houston Rockets along with Houston's first round draft pick and a Los Angeles Clippers second round pick in exchange for the rights to Sergei Lishchuk.

Lin posted close to his career averages in most per game statistics this season, and it remains to be seen if he will re-sign with the Lakers or continue his career elsewhere.