Jeremy Lin is going to be one of the most-sought point guards in the upcoming 2016 NBA free agency. According to the latest NBA rumors, Lin might receive four-year deal offers worth around $56 million.
The 27-year-old point guard has been linked with many teams ever since he confirmed that he will opt out of his contract with the Charlotte Hornets. He had a very good season as he finished seventh in the 2016 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award voting.
The Hornets signed Lin to a modest two-year, $4.3 million with a player option for the second season. His season averages of 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists, and his improved defense will be the selling point of his free agency.
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Justin Lambregtse of SB Nation suggested in his report that the teams interested in Lin may offer a four-year deal with a worth of around $56 million. It might be a very big contract for a projected backup guard but the NBA salary cap will be increasing next season.
Lin is also a starting caliber player who can provide scoring off the bench but he can also play the two-guard position. Lambregste mentioned that Lin is the best backup guard available in the market that also boasts reigning Sixth Man of the Year, Jamal Crawford.
However, Lin has expressed his desire to stay in Charlotte due to the fact that he is very happy with his experience with the team. He also insisted that he can take a pay cut in order to stay with the Hornets. Nonetheless, Charlotte has other free agents to worry about like Nicolas Batum, Al Jefferson and Marvin Williams.
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Some of the teams that have been linked with Lin once the Hornets season ended are the New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.
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