Three NBA Teams to Meet with Jeremy Lin on July 1 to Discuss Free Agency
On June 27 ESPN article, Chris Broussard wrote that Hornets feared Lin will sign elsewhere. Also, 3 other teams will meet with Lin in his home-town beginning midnight ET on 7/1 to present their offers.
This is an encouraging development to Jeremy Lin’s Free Agency to have multiple teams compete to have his services.
Lin, who has played for four teams in the last five years, is looking for stability and hopes to find a long-term home this summer. After coming off the bench the past three seasons with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Hornets, he also wants to start. Lin averaged 17.5 points and 4.8 assists in 13 games as a starter last season.
“I’ve played six years in the NBA; I’ve played on five different teams. I’ve played for two D-League teams — so seven cities in six years. I’m tired of boxes, I’m tired of moving companies, and I want to find a home,” Lin said in an interviewwith the World Economic Forum over the weekend.
Lin had a strong season last year for Charlotte, averaging 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3 assists as the club’s sixth man and helping the Hornets reach the playoffs.
Who would be the identify of these 3 NBA teams who most likely will recruit Jeremy Lin as a starting PG on the 1st day of the Free Agency?
One of them would most likely be the Brooklyn Nets who was an assistant coach who helped Jeremy Lin create Linsanity as a NY Knicks in 2012 and was recently quoted to emphasize the importance of Point Guard in the system like an NFL Quarterback
Recent Twitter Poll also shows many Lin fans agree that the Nets (69% on 6/27/16) is the leading team to offer a chance to realize Jeremy Lin’s FA goal to be greatest player he can be.
— JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) June 27, 2016
Who will be the identity of the other 2 teams? The Rockets has Mike D’Antoni who is Lin’s favorite coach to create Linsanity but James Harden is the biggest obstacle as he would remain as the main ball-handler. Harden’s his lack of interest to play defense would be a big question mark to create a great team chemistry that Lin desires.
Another one could be the Bulls or 76ers who have desperate need in the starting Point Guard position. And there might be more NBA teams to contact Lin on July 2 following these 3 teams.
Lin has recently listed 5 criteria as his new team for the Free Agency:
“For me the most important thing is that I want to be happy. There are a lot of factors to take into account, such as the coaching staff, style of play, be a starter or not, whether the team is strong, and the city located. Most of all, I have to be very happy.” Lin said.
— JLin Portal (@JLinPortal) June 23, 2016