Rumors and speculations are now swirling around the Asian-American guard Jeremy Lin who is reportedly joining the Brooklyn Nets to reunite with coach Kenny Atkinson.
Jeremy Lin signed a two-year deal worth $4.374 million with the Charlotte Hornets before the start of the 2015-16 NBA season and he has a player option for the 2016-17 NBA season. This means that there is a possibility that Lin could explore the free agency market and seek for a new team where he can be maximized and used properly.
Jeremy Lin’s performance with the Charlotte Hornets was undeniably better than when he was with the Los Angeles Lakers. However, he felt like the minutes given to him by Hornets coach Steve Clifford were not enough to unleash his full potential where he only served as a substitute for either Kemba Walker or Courtney Lee.
Justin Lambregtse of SB Nation believes that a four-year deal worth $56 million would be enough to make a team acquire Lin. Lin has shown a solid performance in the 2015-16 season and this can be the reason for him to attract lots of NBA teams who are desperately looking for a quality point guard.
With five free agents on the line, the Charlotte Hornets are reportedly least interested in Jeremy Lin to re-sign for the team. This may lead Lin to conclude his decision and look for a new team next season. There are speculations that he will be reuniting with coach Kenny Atkinson with the Brooklyn Nets. This could be the best opportunity for Lin to be part of the team with a coach that knows him very well.
Kenny Atkinson was credited for the emergence of ‘Linsanity’ where Jeremy Lin started from being a backup player to becoming one of the starters for the New York Knicks in 2012. He was also considered one of the main reason for Lin’s success in his basketball career.
Jeremy Lin’s performance will surely be better if he goes on to play under coach Kenny Atkinson. He will be a good combination with Brooklyn Nets big men Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young since he used to be a past-first point guard. Lin is one of the free agents who is expected to gain lots of suitors when he enters the free agency market. The Brooklyn Nets should make their moves in order to acquire the Asian-American guard for their team.
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