Jeremy Lin got what he wanted in free agency: a chance to be a starting point guard again in the NBA. He signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets this offseason and he is ready for the best years of his career.
According to Sportige.com, the Nets could expect Lin to have the best year of his career next season. They estimated that he will average around 18 points and 8 assists per game, which puts him in an elite company.
The report noted that only three players average better than 18-8 last season. They are Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder.
If Lin manages to average 18 points and 8 assists next season, he might earn his first All-Star Game appearance. Also, add the fact that he is one the most popular players in the world and Asian countries will likely vote for him.
The 27-year-old decided to sign with Nets because he will be playing under head coach Kenny Atkinson. Lin has credited Atkinson as one of the reasons behind the explosion of “Linsanity” in 2012 with the New York Knicks.
Now, the Harvard product is hoping that “Brook-Lin” will take off despite the Nets being touted as one of the worst teams heading into the season. Jeremy Lin last year as a full-time starter was in the 2012-13 season with the Houston Rockets wherein he averaged 13.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
According to Nothin But Nets, Lin’s experience in leading the Charlotte Hornets second unit to the ninth best efficiency last season will be vital in his first year in Brooklyn. More importantly, Lin is entering his prime as a player which means he will try to reach his full potential.
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