NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin to get four-year, $56M contract offers this offseason?

NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin to get four-year, $56M contract offers this offseason?

Jeremy Lin is going to be one of the most-sought point guards in the upcoming 2016 NBA free agency. According to the latest NBA rumors, Lin might receive four-year deal offers worth around $56 million.

The 27-year-old point guard has been linked with many teams ever since he confirmed that he will opt out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. He had a very good season as he finished seventh in the 2016 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award voting.

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The Hornets signed Lin to a modest two-year, $4.3 million with a player option for the second season. His season averages of 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists, and his improved defense will be the selling point of his free agency.

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Justin Lambregtse of SB Nation suggested in his report that the teams interested in Lin may offer a four-year deal with a worth of around $56 million. It might be a very big contract for a projected backup guard but the NBA salary cap will be increasing next season.

Lin is also a starting caliber player who can provide scoring off the bench but he can also play the two-guard position. Lambregste mentioned that Lin is the best backup guard available in the market that also boasts reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford.

However, Lin has expressed his desire to stay in Charlotte due to the fact that he is very happy with his experience with the team. He also insisted that he can take a pay cut in order to stay with the Hornets. Nonetheless, Charlotte has other free agents to worry about like Nicolas Batum, Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams.

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Some of the teams that have been linked with Lin once the Hornets season ended are the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.

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  • FakeGuest

    The dude took a chance this season, took less money and played for a team that was projected to be a bottomfeeder in the eastern conference and showcased his talent.

    Go get that money my dude.

    • Tuan Nguyen

      This dude is a game changer for real. I have seen many Hornets games last season and this dude upgraded Hornets games to winning. He did have a couple of games that he was not good; but overall this dude was one of key players to bring Hornets to playoff and won 3 games in playoff. In playoff without this dude, Hornets would kiss the Heats ass and say good bye in games 3 and 4. Especially critical game 3 and 4 when this dude checked in, he brought the whole Hornets team back from the dead many times. It is crazy Hornets management will give Batum max contract and ignores this dude. Batum is an injury prone and he was crap in playoff games. When he checked in on game 5, he screwed up the game plan; then Clifford had to bench Batum for Lin to run the offense.

      • loc vu

        No WORRY.
        Buzz will be dead silent soon..
        Jeremy need to go to TEAM that values his talent.

  • batangpasIit

    If pays to be not just good at playing but one who possess a good character. That’s Jeremy Lin.

    • loc vu

      Totally AGREE with you!
      Unfortunately, national BRON association prefered thugs players OVER Christian, like jeremy lin.

  • Cp Cheung

    He deserves a fair contract.

  • Tuan Nguyen

    This is bs rumor. Come on FA has not started yet; so how the hell he got 4 years contract for $56 millions.