NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin will join the Chicago Bulls next season

NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin will join the Chicago Bulls next season

NBA rumors are now swirling with Jeremy Lin who will be joining the Chicago Bulls next season after the disappointing loss of the Charlotte Hornets in Game 7 of their playoff series against the Miami Heat.

Based on a previous report, Lin signed a two-year deal worth $4.374 million with the Hornets before the start of the 2015-16 season and he has a “player option for the 2016-17 season. This means that there is a possibility that Lin could explore the free agency market and search for a team where can be maximized and used properly.

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Jeremy Lin’s performance this season was undeniably better than he was with Lakers. However, he felt like the minutes given to him by Hornets Coach Steve Clifford was not enough to unleash his full potential since he was only coming off the bench as a substitute for Kemba Walker or Courtney Lee.

The Charlotte Hornets will be having Jeremy Lin, Marvin Williams and Nic Batum in the free agency market. Though they want to re-sign all players, they will end up having a problem with the team’s salary cap.

According to report in an ESPN Insider discussion, all experts agree that Batum should be the Hornets’ main priority. They said that the Hornets should max him out rather than lose him since he will surely be having lots of suitors if he becomes a free agent. Also, the Hornets might consider re-signing Williams over Lin since he established to be more effective for the team and had a good three-point percentage.

However, there will surely be lots of team looking for a veteran point guard in the upcoming off-season, including the Chicago Bulls. Despite having Derrick Rose in their team, the Bulls were having a hard time getting the full potential of Rose for having multiple injuries so they might consider trading him to give the team a chance to sign another franchise player.

Jeremy Lin can be a good fit with the Chicago Bulls especially with the fast paced offense by the Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg. Also, Lin can be a good combination with Jimmy Butler to lead the team’s offense.

If the Bulls choose to free Rose, signing Lin together with another superstar free agent will not be a problem since they will be having a huge salary cap.

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  • Ezmoneymike

    I pray and hope that this is a joke, replace lin for drose..anybody that thinks that lin over rose is a good thing….y’all. sippin on that crazy juice…no way in hell will that happen

    • Zfree23

      nobody gonna agree with this man.. dude wanted us to click and we did..but this is so trash its not even fathomable

  • bernhe7

    The Bulls should have picked up Lin when he was a free agent last year. I doubt they can trade Rose’s salary.

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  • Zfree23

    Such a weak article… lol replace rose with lin… cmon man.. you got my click…but you’ll lose respect for this

  • Tuan Nguyen

    I am Lin fan and I think it is not going to happen to swap Rose for Lin. Rose is still a good player; but not at Elite level. Last year when Rose met Lin, Lin did outperformed rose and handcuffed him to the bone; that resulted a blowout to the Bulls from Hornets. Rose is still a good player and I think he will overcome his injury. The reason Bulls management or fans are not happy with him because of his price tag; but I think it will be gone away and he is still at chicago bulls next season.

    • martz hoffman

      nice try kid, but rose only played the first quarter and was matched up against walker, it was brooks who went against lin, your talking about the first match up of the season vs both teams, look at the video, rose played for like 10 minutes.