Game 41 Atlanta Hawks vs Brooklyn Nets: Fresh off His Linsanity Starting Role, Jeremy Lin Faces Brooklyn Nets
Jeremy Lin was given a chance to start in the 40th game of the season and he aced the important game by finishing with 20 points, 9 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 turnovers in 35 minutes of play accompanied by sizzling 8-10 shooting.
To underline the importance of Linsanity game in a starting role, the NBA decided to release Full Game Recap youtube video with both Jeremy Lin and Kahwi Leonard as the marquee players from both teams.
The Atlanta Hawks and the broadcasting crew did a wonderful job to showcase Jeremy Lin, including a 2012 buzzer-beater Linsanity shot at the Toronto Raptors home floor. Atlanta Hawks were in the discussion with Phoenix Suns regarding Jeremy Lin in a potential trade that did not materialize so it is not surprising that the Hawks would feature Jeremy Lin after a recent rumor that Toronto Raptors had exploratory talk with the Hawks regarding Jeremy Lin.
The February 7 trade deadline is coming soon so it won’t be surprising if Atlanta Hawks decides to showcase Jeremy Lin in a starting role for more games in order to get the best trade offer of the veteran Point Guard.
After playing 35 minutes above his season average of 19 minutes, Jeremy Lin and the Hawks will face a tall order to play the surging Brooklyn Nets on the second straight night. It will not be an easy game but Jeremy Lin can produce well in his starting role with more time to establish his rhythm to direct the offense together with Trae Young. Having both of them on the floor helped each other to create plays for the team as evident in the Hawks vs Raptors game. Trae Young finished with 19 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds in 30 minutes of play.