Jeremy Lin has officially signed his contract to become the newest member and starting point guard for the Brooklyn Nets. Lin celebrated his three-year, $36 million deal snacking on some Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and posting it on Snapchat.
The 27-year-old agreed to terms with the Nets on the first day of free agency of July 1 but they waited until Thursday to sign the contract. July 7 was the date the NBA moratorium on signings and trades was lifted.
“We are excited to welcome Jeremy to Brooklyn. He is a high character and competitive individual who will fit our culture moving forward, as well as the style of play that Kenny will be implementing. Jeremy is a proven veteran point guard with strong leadership qualities, who is an obvious fit in this system and city,” Nets general manager Sean Marks said, via the team’s official website.
Jeremy Lin brings a lot to a Nets team that is not expected to make the postseason. However, Marks has insisted that the team is going to be competitive in the NBA despite the struggles and hardships the franchise will go through. The Nets don’t own a first-round pick until the 2019 NBA draft.
Nevertheless, bringing Lin back to New York is a step towards the right direction. The Harvard product provides All-Star center Brook Lopez a partner. Lin is great in pick-and-roll situations and Lopez will benefit from it.
Lin averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 26.3 minutes per game last season for the Hornets. He is already one of the best rim attackers in the league and he also continues to improve his outside shooting.
According to Nets Daily, there is still no confirmed date for Lin’s press conference. However, fans should expect something big since it will be Linsanity’s homecoming, sort of. Lin posted the video below in his Snapcat account, showing his contract and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos.
— yo B (@_bk_chino) July 7, 2016
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