Jeremy Lin Leaves Beijing Ducks to Pursue NBA Comeback
On Sept 14, Jeremy Lin announced that after four weeks of constant thinking, he decides to leave Beijing Ducks in order to continue to chase NBA comeback. Lin expressed his gratitude for Beijing Ducks GM and fans support in the past season and explained his hard decision to finally attempt an NBA comeback while he still has time.
Strong CBA Season Showcased a Healthy Jeremy Lin
Jeremy is 32 years old and might have a good 2-3 years of NBA seasons after showing he can perform well in his CBA season after several years being riddled with injuries in the NBA. In the 2019-20 CBA season, Jeremy Lin looked liked his old healthy self after struggling with a few years of injury as he finished 44 regular season games averaging 22.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.8 steal. His playoff average is slightly higher with 22.8 points, 5.8 assists, 2.5 steal. With Lin on court, Ducks average lead by 9pts. Beijing Ducks lost a close playoff series 1-2 in the CBA Semifinal Beijing to the eventual champion Guangdong Southern Tigers
JLin7 (Weibo): This past season was an honor for me! See you next time! Proverbs 16:3
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
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⚡🆕⚡ Jeremy Lin declares that after four weeks of constant thinking, he decides to continue to chase NBA. @JLin7 Weibo: This past season was an honor for me! See you next time! Proverbs 16:3 https://t.co/lgkXgx6Or0 pic.twitter.com/5t95N8ium8
— Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) September 15, 2020
Possible Mike D’Antoni Connection For Future Reunion
Coincidentally, just a day prior on September 13, his old coach, Mike D’Antoni, who helped him to create Linsanity with New York Knicks in 2012 made an official announcement of not returning to Houston Rockets after 3 years of coaching tenure in Houston. Rumors are abound that Philadelphia 76ers, Indiana Pacers, and other NBA teams have interest to consider him to fill a head coach position. Jeremy Lin has been known previously to text Mike D’Antoni even after his NY playing days so there might be a possibility of a future reunion if Coach D’Antoni lands in a team that needs a veteran Point Guard position. A lot of things would have to fall in place but the timing could be ideal for a future reunion.
Updated ESPN story on Houston's Mike D'Antoni becoming a free agent and emerging as a candidate with Sixers: https://t.co/pxPNoY81GV
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) September 13, 2020