Rumors and speculations are swirling with the Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin who is still questionable in re-signing for his current team in the upcoming off-season.
Based on a previous report, Lin signed a two-year deal worth $4.4 million with the Charlotte Hornets before the start of the 2015-16 season and he has a ‘player option’ for the 2016-17 season. This means that Lin can explore the free agency market and play for another franchise next season.
On his Facebook page, Lin expressed his appreciation for the fans’ overwhelming support in his entire basketball career. He also added that the fans were one of the biggest reason why his recent season with the Charlotte Hornets was the most enjoyable one he ever had.
However, he also stated the fact the he is willing to seek every opportunity in the upcoming off-season when he becomes a free agent.
“For free agency, I will seek out every opportunity that gives me the greatest chance to be the best player I can be. I believe I’m just getting started. I have more to give and more to accomplish.”
Many have predicted that Lin will be looking for a team that will give him more playing time than he was having with the Hornets and coach Steve Clifford. Lin only came from the bench in every game, being a substitute for either Kemba Walker or Courtney Lee.
It is undeniable that Lin’s performance this season was one of his best. If he wants to play for another team next season, it won’t be a problem since there are lots of NBA teams who are currently seeking an effective point guard.
Past reports also revealed that Lin was not the main priority among Charlotte Hornets incoming free agents. According to coach Steve Clifford, their team’s main priority is to sign Nic Batum and couples of free agent in the upcoming off-season. However, the Hornets are not yet giving details regarding who among Courtney Lee, Marvin Williams, Al Jefferson and Jeremy Lin they are willing to set free this summer.
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