The point guard missed his second straight game Friday, a 106-98 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, with a sore left knee.
Lin sat out after the team announced an MRI revealed a cartilage abnormality that is not considered serious, and the team said he will be re-evaluated, which means he could play in any of the Lakers' final three games.
However, Lin's status with the Lakers is still very much up in the air going forward.
He arrived the past summer in a trade with the Houston Rockets and was paid $14.9 million this season, but his season was, according to Lakers coach Byron Scott, "up and down."
His season was also filled with criticism from Scott and Kobe Bryant.
In 74 games, including 30 starts, Lin averaged 11.2 points, his lowest total since his rookie year, on 42 percent shooting from the field, also his lowest since his rookie season. He started the team's first 19 games before being moved to the bench.
Lin declined to address his future with the Lakers until after this season, but given how rocky his relationship with Scott has been, it's unclear if the Lakers will try to keep him around. Scott has likewise declined to address any long-term plans until after the season.