Jeremy Lin: Money not an issue in free agency, does not want Rockets’ situation all over again

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Jeremy Lin with Hornets teammates (Photo courtesy: Instagram/jlin7)

Jeremy Lin is adamant that he will consider the amount of money he’ll receive next season just as the NBA rumors of him leaving his current team, the Charlotte Hornets have made the rounds after they got eliminated from the 2016 NBA Playoffs.

Early offseason speculations out of Charlotte is that Lin is not too happy although in the exit interviews the Asian-American guard denied that he had an unhappy stint in his first year with the Hornets.

“My biggest thing is I want to have fun and be happy. 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,” Jeremy Lin shared to the Charlotte Observer.

Jeremy Lin is referring to his stint with the Houston Rockets, who signed him to a huge $25 million deal for three years before the 2012-2013 NBA Season. He did not finish his contract with the Rockets when they traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2014-2015 NBA Season and he signed for cheap with the Hornets in the last offseason.

Lin in Houston had some problems with fit as he struggled to play effectively alongside Rockets superstar James Harden.

Jeremy Lin and the Hornets got eliminated in the first round of 2016 NBA Playoffs by the Miami Heat, who won the last two games of the series including the deciding Game 7, where Charlotte was completely embarrassed.

The 27-year-old Jeremy Lin, who has been praised around the league for his attitude both on and off the court, is a devout Christian and his take on the importance of money is consistent to what he believes in.

“Honestly, money has never been the most important thing. Money is important because it shows how a team values you. But beyond that I don’t care all that much about money. Me coming here (for slightly more than $2 million a season) showed that,” Lin added.

Jeremy Lin has a player option for next season in his two-year deal worth over $4 million contract he signed with the Hornets. As NBA rumors have linked him again to multiple teams, Hornets fans can relax a bit knowing that Lin is not prioritizing the money involved and might stay in Charlotte for another year.

Photo courtesy: Instagram/jlin7

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