Jeremy Lin too nice to demand playing time? Decreasing minutes causing Lin’s fall

Jeremy Lin too nice to demand playing time? Decreasing minutes causing Lin’s fall

Jeremy Lin has lost playing time and major role in the Charlotte Hornets’ system and it makes fans wonder if the Asian-American guard is satisfied with how he is used by head coach Steve Clifford.

In a recent interview, Lin stated that he’s not thinking of other things like playing time and free agency and focused on getting wins for his team.

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Jeremy Lin has struggled recently and is consistent the last weeks and especially after the NBA All-Star break. The Hornets’ acquisition of veteran shooting guard Courtney Lee appears to have affected Lin and his role with the team.

The 27-year-old from Harvard signed a cheap deal in Charlotte during the 2015 offseason and he was hoping to have a major role with the team at that time. Lin is still part of the Hornets’ rotation but his offense can’t be found in recent games because he lacks rhythm with the lack of minutes, especially in the fourth quarter.

In 65 games so far in the 2015-2016 NBA Season, Jeremy Lin has started 11 games and has averages of 11.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 25.9 minutes per game.

The minutes has decreased the past months. In January, Lin averaged 30.7 minutes per game and in February, he averaged 23.7minutes per game. In March, Lin averages just 21.4 minutes per game.

The Hornets are winning a lot these days though so Jeremy Lin does not want to be a distraction for the team despite the low minutes and role.

Charlotte is 9-1 in the last 10 games to climb in the Eastern Conference and Lin’s team is now tied for fourth place in the conference along with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, both teams with 39 wins against 29 losses so far this season.

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