Jeremy Lin Goes to the Brooklyn Nets with $36M/3 year Contract
Welcome, Brook-Lin-sanity! On July 1 7am PST, Jeremy Lin finally announced that he will go to the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. Jeremy is finally reunited with Coach Kenny Atkinson who was his old assistant coach in the Knicks to help create Linsanity in 2012.
The journey continues…thankful for the next chapter!! #Godisgood pic.twitter.com/1PLutlFbyO
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) July 1, 2016
Woj reported the contract to be worth $36M for 3 years ($12M/yr) in line with his previous projection of $12M-$14M/yr. The 3rd year player option, trade kicker and bonuses gives Lin power and security to ensure the Nets will invest in him for 2-3 years and the ability to get a near-max contract when he’s 29-30 years old if he achieves All-Star numbers in the PG friendly system of Kenny Atkinson
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
@JLin7 NBA FA Grade= #A
Great Deal #Harvard
Nets: a steal at $12M/yr
Lin: can be FA at 29
— JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) July 1, 2016
Lin will finally be a starting PG in Kenny Atkinson’s system who is as important as an NFL quarterback like Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers (great passers, not just game managers).
It is important for Lin to sign early so the Nets can use his reputation as an unselfish PG to recruit other Free Agents. Will it be Kent Bazemore and Al Horford who are Atkinson’s ex-players? Will they recruit Jared Dudley, Brandon Jennings, Tyler Johnson to complete the 2nd unit?
Cheers to welcome LINSANITY 2 (BROOK-LINsanity) in New York!
Congratulations, Jeremy! May Jeremy Lin reach the All-Star and lead the Nets to the playoff within the first 1-2 years!
— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 1, 2016
Articles & stats:
- A star is reborn? Jeremy Lin returns to New York as Nets’ top dog, Dan Devine, Yahoo
Lin averaged 17.9 points, 5.5 assists and 4.3 rebounds per 36 minutes of non-Kemba floor time, posting a 52.1 percent True Shooting Percentage while “using” 26 percent of Charlotte possessions, according to NBAwowy.com. Only eight players surpassed those per-minute numbers last season — Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, LeBron James, James Harden, Chris Paul, Kyle Lowry, Damian Lillard and Manu Ginobili. Twitter Link