NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin speaks to media in Las Vegas; is he ready for the starting role in Brooklyn?

NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin speaks to media in Las Vegas; is he ready for the starting role in Brooklyn?

Jeremy Lin has returned to New York city as a reformed player four years after Linsanity rocked the NBA circuit. Is Lin up for the starting guard’s role in Brooklyn Nets?

This Jeremy Lin is much matured as a person, as well as a point guard. He displayed stellar show for the Charlotte Hornets last season as a backup guard. The flamboyant Asian-American star was candid while speaking to the media in Las Vegas on Saturday.

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The Nets’ guard revealed that he has signed a three-year, $36 million deal with Brooklyn in free agency. The franchise has star center Brook Lopez. Jeremy Lin is confident that his game will compliment him.

“It’s going to be collective, and Brook Lopez is going to be a big, big part of it as well as other players.” The Nets’ guard pointed out while watching his side perform in the summer league, as reported by the ESPN.

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New Nets coach Kenny Atkinson has developed a strong relationship with the point guard since he was an assistant coach in New York Knicks during the 2011-12 season. Lin is trying to read his new role in Brooklyn. He is quite aware of the fact that as a point guard, he needs to be a decent playmaker and lead the team. He pointed out that an experienced point guard is an extension of the coach on the court. And Jeremy Lin isn’t shying away from this new challenge.

“For me, being 27 now, that’s something I wanted. It’s a challenge I wanted to embrace, and I can’t wait to do that. … I’m going to be the guy bringing it up the floor and leading the team. And that’s definitely something that appealed to me.”

This is the first time Lin spoke to media after signing the deal with Brooklyn Nets. In his six NBA seasons for five teams, Lin was awarded the starting guard’s role only once in Houston Rockets in 2012-13. He started in 82 games, posting averages of 13.4 points and 6.1 assists.

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Atkinson wants Lin to lead the team. The star guard has a huge fan base across the planet. The fans want Jeremy Lin to excel as a starting guard in Brooklyn.

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