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NBA Rumors: Spurs to pitch offer for Jeremy Lin and will take closer look at Thon Maker

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The San Antonio Spurs were stunned by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Thunder in this season’s playoffs. The Spurs are eyeing to rebuild this summer by adding few potential stars in the upcoming NBA draft and free agency.

The Charlotte Hornets were a surprise package of this NBA as they reached the playoffs and gave the Miami Heat a run for their money in the first round of postseason. Despite posting a stellar performance for Michael Jordan’s team, Lin received second class treatment at Hornets. Isn’t it the right time for the Asian-American point guard to move on?

“I just want to find a great situation and just be in that situation,” Lin said when asked of his plans for the future also adding, “I don’t like moving. I don’t like moving every year. I don’t like boxes and unpacking boxes and packing boxes.”

“For free agency, I will seek out every opportunity that gives me the greatest chance to be the best player I can be,” revealed Lin. The Harvard graduate added, “I believe I’m just getting started. I have more to give and more to accomplish.”

Lin has recently declined a $2.2 million player option with the Charlotte Hornets to hit the free agency this summer, as reported by Sports Rageous on Wednesday. The flamboyant star wants to weigh every offer that comes his way. Isn’t Spurs a right landing spot for Jeremy Lin?

With Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili set to retire, San Antonio has enough cap space to offer the guard an attractive salary package. Kawhi Leonard led team would provide a cool atmosphere in the locker-room for Linsanity to hone his skills.

Spurs will take closer look at Thon Maker

Draft prospect Thon Maker is in Spurs’ radar. San Antonio will be observing his skill-set closely while the rookie of South Sudanese origin will work out with them next week, according to My San Antonio.

The 19-year-old potential three point shooter is an enigma of the June 23 NBA draft. Maker was brought up in Australia, and then switched over to Louisiana to Virginia to Ontario as a vaunted high school prospect. He declared himself for the NBA draft by skipping college.

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