Game 48 Atlanta Hawks vs Portland Blazers: Support Jeremy Lin + ODW To Empower Vulnerable Children, Possible Trade Showcasing

For the third year in a row, Jeremy Lin will donate his $168,000 game check working together with One Day’s Wages to empower vulnerable children around the world. The campaign has raised $481,055 out of $1,000,000 goal. Jeremy Lin fans can help to support this worthy cause by donating at this link.

Fans can join One Day’s Wages after the game for a special Meet & Greet with Jeremy Lin. Jeremy is donating his one game’s wage on Jan 26th and hanging around afterward to meet the fans.

Trade Interest from Portland Blazers in Jeremy Lin

With less than 2 weeks left before the February 7 trade deadline, this game provides a special significance due to the previous reported trade interest by Portland Blazers in Jeremy Lin as reporter by Sean Deveney from Sporting News on January 17.

It would be interesting to see if Atlanta Hawks would showcase Jeremy Lin by giving him more minutes to keep Portland Blazers interested and be willing to part with a first-round pick that Atlanta Hawks covet.

Portland, too, would be willing to part with its first-rounder to add depth to a roster that badly needs help in the backcourt and on the wing. The Trail Blazers could be a player for Ross or Simmons, too. But sources tell SN that they have expressed interest in another player expected to be made available for a first-round pick: Atlanta point guard Jeremy Lin.

When the Hawks traded for Lin last summer, the hope was that he could be a veteran presence for the first part of the season for young point guard Trae Young, then could be swapped for a rebuilding asset to help the woebegone Hawks’ future. A first-rounder would do the trick.

The Pelicans and Sixers have also inquired about Lin (10.8 points in 19.5 minutes per game this season), and the Hawks may be able to create some bidding for his services ahead of the deadline. It’ll still be tough to wrestle one of those first-rounders away, but this time around, there are at least more on the market.