Game 36 Atlanta Hawks vs Indiana Pacers: Orlando Magic’s Continuing Interest in Jeremy Lin
Kent Bazemore’s right ankle sprain will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks. With Prince is still out, hopefully more minutes will go to Jeremy Lin. In the last game, Jeremy Lin only played 16 minutes to finish with 7 points, 3 assists and 6 rebounds. Baze’s injury might also hurt his trade value.
In January 2019, Atlanta will probably be extra careful with Bazemore, Lin, Dedmon because any injuries will hurt their chance to get good trade values before Feb 7 trade deadline.
An @emoryhealthcare injury report for tomorrow's game:
Justin Anderson (flu-like symptoms): Probable
Dewayne Dedmon (left knee soreness): Doubtful
Kent Bazemore (right ankle sprain): Out
Taurean Prince (left ankle sprain): Out
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 30, 2018
Orlando Magic Continuing Interest in Jeremy Lin
In the latest trade rumor involving Jeremy, Brandon Robinson (Host of: Scoop B Radio Podcast, Senior Writer: BBALLSOCIETY_) reiterated on Dec 29 that the Orlando Magic are interested in Lin’s services according to a league source. He first tweeted the interest on Dec 20.
According to a league source, the Orlando Magic are interested in Lin’s services. Lin has played well in a backup role with the Atlanta Hawks. Through 26 games, Lin has posted 10.8 points and 3.1 assists per game all while shooting on 50% from the field and 38.4% from downtown.
In the final year of his contract that will pay roughly $13 million, Lin would be a perfect addition to the Orlando Magic.
While D.J. Augustin is producing above his career averages in both points and assists, the experiment of Jerian Grant as Augustin’s backup at the point has not panned out.
The Orlando Magic, eighth place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings, could use some Lin’s help at the point guard position.