Why Jeremy Lin won’t be traded this season: 3 Reasons

Why Jeremy Lin won’t be traded this season: 3 Reasons

Looking for NBA trade deadline deals this season? Could Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin be among the players before Thursday?

Here are 3 reasons why Jeremy Lin won’t be part of any trade deals this season:

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1. Jeremy Lin is one of the best players coming off the bench in the 2015-2016 Season

Lin’s play has put him in a position to be one of the contenders for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. In 50 games for Charlotte, starting in 11 appearances, he has averages of 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26.9 minutes per game.

Lin’s numbers have been consistent with his stats the last few years in the NBA with stints for the New York Knicks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers.

With the Hornets, he serves as a back up to star point guard Kemba Walker and many times also plays alongside Walker as a combo guard.

Lin is the leading scorer for the Hornets among all players who are coming off the bench and is the third leading scorer behind Walker and Nicolas Batum with the injuries to Al Jefferson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

His play this season has put him among the contenders for the sixth man award along with the likes of Enes Kanter (Oklahoma City Thunder), Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans), Will Barton (Denver Nuggets) and Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic).

2. Jeremy Lin has one of the cheapest contracts in the NBA

The Charlotte Hornets acquired Lin in the 2015 offseason signing the Asian-American guard to a $4.374 million contract for two years.

The deal will pay Lin $2.139 million in 2015-2016 and $2.235 million in 2016-2017. However, Lin has a player “option” for next season, which means he can leave Charlotte and join another NBA squad via free agency.

With a cheap and friendly contract, it does not make sense for Hornets to give up Lin this season.

3. Jeremy Lin’s Hair and fan base

Jeremy Lin’s hair has made the headlines this season with the Asian-American guard sporting a different look at different parts of the season. Lin is also one of the most popular players in the league with the Hornets maximizing his marketing potential for the Michael Jordan-owned team.

Should Jeremy Lin move to another NBA team for a better career? Would the Hornets deal him before Feb.18, the NBA’s trade deadline?

Photo courtesy: Instagram/ jlin7

  • 1. Lin performs much better as a starter rather than a bench player. Not only are Lin’s personal stats better when starting but the team’s stats and winning percentage is much better. Teams outside of Charlotte who need a starting PG will salivate at acquiring Lin assuming they are free of political bias.
    2.His cheap contract makes him a better trade bait.
    3. His fan base makes him a better trade bait as well.

    • Jeremiah Lin

      YESSSS!! I totally agree with you. Jeremy Lin is the best player in the NBA and HE SHOULD STAY WITH ONE CONSISTENT TEAM for the rest of his NBA career.

      • LinFan17

        Unfortunately Jeremy Lin’s contract tells his value in Hornets, and his contract tells how important is Jeremy Lin in Hornets.

      • tootskie

        CAVEMAN…..a moron,racist,,,low basketball I.Q.

  • Jeremiah Lin

    no, jeremy lin should not…i repeat SHALL NOT go to another team.

    • andy cheuenny

      ney mon the in