Welcome back to New York, Jeremy Lin. We missed you in the Big Apple.
Lin announced the move Friday morning on his Twitter account:
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 1, 2016
“The journey continues…thankful for the next chapter!!”
Sources: Lin’s three-year, $36M deal with Nets includes a player option on third year, trade kicker and bonuses.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
As expected, money was not the top priority for Jeremy, staring job as the point guard and steady playing time was. By not asking for max deals, Jeremy helps out the team by freeing up additional cap room for other talents. He can hopefully avoid the backlash that accompany him from the Houston Rockets deal.
Jeremy Lin averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists over 26.3 minutes per game in his only season with the Hornets. But people tend to forget Jeremy is not the point guard, he’s in the shooting guard position when sharing the floor with Kemba Walker.
When Lin does start, his average shoot up to 14.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 5.7 assists in 32.2 minutes per game.
Since 1985, only 15 players have scored at least 20 points, seven assists and a steal for six games in a row. That list includes Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Chris Paul … and Jeremy Lin.
Photo: Jeremy Lin in Nets Uniform by Doug Bearak
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