While Jeremy Lin will be more deliberate and safer in his movements and landings, he has no plans to change his attacking style.
Lin ruptured his patella tendon on opening night in October.
"I am not going to change the bread and butter of who I am, which is downhill, attacking, dynamic playmaking. I will always be that player," Lin said. "Maybe the type of risks ... I don't know, I never really saw them as risks, but what we will see is probably a similar style but in a safer way. I will still be in the paint heavy, but I won't be landing on my legs the same way, getting off-balanced unless obviously I am forced to, but the landing, taking contact, being able to engage certain muscles before contact, before I take off, all those things are really, really important ... A lot of other muscles will be absorbing impact that maybe joints shouldn't be."
Lin has been rehabbing in Vancouver.
"It's going really smooth," said Lin, who pointed out that the rehab center in Vancouver is in constant communication with the Nets. "Everything is how we would expect it to be. No issues on that end. I think one of the big reasons [for rehabbing in Vancouver] is just that it's hard with the team traveling back and forth, especially early on after surgery when you can't really fly ... This process is something that requires quite a bit of time. It's really become a lifestyle for me in terms of devoting [time]."
"It's just addressing a lot of muscle imbalances, movement deficiencies, all these different things," he added. "The way I sit, the way I stand, the way I squat, run, jump and shoot, all the way down the line. We're fixing everything so I can look as close to picture-perfect, I mean, perfection in this situation is kind of a ghost, but it's as much improvement as you can get. You want to chase it and get as close as you can so that you move more healthily, you reduce chances of injury, and I'm also going to be more explosive and faster and better and more on balance because of it. I expect to see that translate to things like shooting percentage when it comes to balance, defense, things like that. So a lot of posture work, a lot of firing muscles that used to not fire."