Jeremy Lin will be a free agent by the end of this season if the Charlotte Hornets point guard chooses to opt out of his player option. His $4.3 million deal with the Hornets which he signed during the off-season contains a player option for the second year.
“I haven’t really thought about it. The only thing I honestly have been thinking about is the playoffs.” SiriusXM NBA Radio quoted Jeremy Lin. Although Lin has remained vague regarding his decision of being a free agent, he hasn’t ruled out a return to the Hornets next season as well.
Jeremy Lin averages 11.4 points per game along with 2.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds this season, according to NBA.com. Lin has averaged 25.9 minutes per game this year and has seen his play on the ball diminish along with his playing time.
Jeremy Lin has shown his inability to stick to one team as he has been on five teams in six of his NBA seasons, thus averaging almost one team per year. Sticking with the Hornets for yet another season will break this tradition.
The Charlotte Hornets fans will be delighted to know that Lin prefers his team’s winning over free agency. This is exactly what an organization wants from its employee and this may make the Hornets offer him more money in the off-season should he decide to return, as reported by swarmandsting.com.
Although we are unsure of what Lin’s true intentions are at the moment, we are certain that Jeremy’s impending free-agency won’t be a factor in his team’s play this year. Lin has shown maturity with his comment and can be trusted of not becoming the center of media attention ahead of his team.
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