Jeremy Lin has featured for five NBA teams and two developmental teams until this season. The only player in the league of Chinese or Taiwanese descent knows about the burden of his huge fan base. His fan following across the globe has helped him to ink lucrative endorsements with the Adidas and the Tag Heuer. Lin will again be hitting the free agency this summer.
Will Lin land in a team that provides him an opportunity to become a starting point guard? The Charlotte Hornets guard has displayed last season that he has added new dimensions to his game. He is one of the best five point guards to hit the free agency market now, according to some experts. So, a basketball decision may not end up so simply.
“I just want to find a great situation and just be in that situation,” Lin said last Monday, as reported by the Sporting News. “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,” he said Thursday on Facebook. “I believe I’m just getting started. I have more to give and more to accomplish.”
It’s evident from his words that Lin will consider and weigh every offer he gets in free agency before making a final call. The 27-year-old guard also revealed that he is happy at Charlotte. He appreciates head coach Steve Clifford’s guidance. He was a perfect replacement of Kemba Walker. Lin was considered as a starter when Walker or Nicolas Batum was injured. But Michael Kidd Gilchrist’s return after a surgery reduced Lin’s numbers.
If Lin is considering the back-up role, Charlotte Hornets could be the best option.
“I’ve been paid on the lower end and had a blast, and I’ve been paid on the higher end and not enjoyed it at all,” Lin said. “So for me, being where I’m at, going into my seventh year, honestly, money’s never been the most important thing.”
Two teams that have open starting job point guard jobs are the Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets. The worst and third worst teams of the league. Lin has a close bond with the coaching staff of both the teams, a fact which could influence his decision.
But the 27-year-old sensation of the NBA wants to take his time before making a final call on his 7th season.
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