Mike Woodson fully expects Jeremy Lin to return to the Knicks next season.

“Absolutely he’s going to be back,’’ Woodson said. “We like what he brings to the table. He’s our starting point guard. He’s a young point guard who’s still learning, and he’s going to be better. That’s what happens to good, young players. If they work at their craft, they’ll be much better for it. Absolutely, he wants to be here.’’

Woodson recently flew out to California to meet with Lin, Carmelo Anthony, and Tyson Chandler.

“He’s a big part of what we’re doing,’’ Woodson said of Lin. “All those guys are big pieces of the puzzle as far as moving forward with the ballclub. To be able to go out and sit with them, gives them a chance to bond. It gives me a chance and my staff a chance to get a piece of them on the court as well in terms of working them out.

“That’s the main focal point in trying to visit our players this summer,’’ Woodson added. “The development process is important. When you have a summer developmental program, you can’t be lazy behind it. You got to push guys to get better. We’re going to need that.’’