NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers to offer max contract to Jeremy Lin?

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Jeremy Lin’s stellar show not only helped the Charlotte Hornets to reach the playoffs this season but has also raised the interests of several other teams on him for the upcoming free agency.

The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly keeping an eye on the Asian-American guard after viewing his performance in the 2016 playoffs. The Lakers have already hired former Warriors’ assistant coach Luke Walton as their head coach for the next season. Some experts feel that Lin is a perfect fit for the D’Angelo Russell squad, according to a report in the Gospel Herald.

Lin has proved that he could be as valuable as the starters like Kemba Walker or Nicolas Batum. With Luke Walton taking charge of the Lakers’ young core comprising of Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance, Jr and D’Angelo Russell, Los Angeles is possibly the best landing option for the fun loving Lin also, if he decides to quit Charlotte Hornets.

Jordan Clarkson, another Asian-American player of the league, revealed that the city of Los Angeles helps him to stay in touch with his culture.

“Being in the league has allowed me to get involved with the community in more ways than I ever thought possible,” Clarkson pointed out and added. “In Los Angeles, there are so many communities blended into one huge city, so it’s fun when we’re able to step off the court and see what’s out there. The Lakers have amazing fans, so when we’re able to tap into league/team resources and get out into the community, it’s always a great experience.”

There are more teams interested in the Hornets guard. The Houston Rockets and the New York Knicks are among them. Phil Jackson is also eyeing Lin as he is expected to excel in new coach Jeff Hornacek’s offensive style, as reported by the Sports Rageous on Monday.

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