Nets Sign Jeremy Lin

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JULY 7th, 4:04pm: The deal is official, Brooklyn announced in a press release.

9:18am: The third year is a player option, Wojnarowski tweets.

JULY 1st, 9:08am: The Nets are closing in on a multiyear deal with unrestricted free agent Jeremy Lin, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (on Twitter). The pact will be for three-years and $36MM, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Lin confirmed he is heading to the Nets via his personal Twitter account.

Lin will reunite with coach Kenny Atkinson, who was an assistant with the Knicks when “Linsanity” broke out during the 2011/12 season. The point guard has failed to recapture the magic of that time since departing New York, but has remained a productive player the past few seasons. It remains to be seen if pairing up with Atkinson will boost Lin’s numbers, but regardless, they land a solid contributor at a position of need.

The 27-year-old appeared in 78 games for the Hornets last season, including 13 starts. He notched averages of 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 26.3 minutes per outing. Lin’s slash line on the campaign was .412/.336/.815.

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Melvin McMurf
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Melvin McMurf
2 months 24 days ago

lol

Matt
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Matt
2 months 24 days ago

Linsanity is back in NY lol

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
2 months 24 days ago

Best PG in NY. Unless Rose can get knee replacements that are as good as or better than his own before he became an injury magnet.

Steve Pasek
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Steve Pasek
2 months 24 days ago

Uh Rose hopping on one leg like the Knights of Nee is still better than Lin, dont kid yourself. Good pickup though, and will add publicity value with the Lin returns meme.

Dwak15
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Dwak15
2 months 24 days ago

Is there any chance they sign rondo now and have Lin play SG?

Ravens_Last_Place
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Ravens_Last_Place
2 months 24 days ago

Probably not. But they’re the Nets, who knows. They could sign Dwight Howard and make him the PG and I wouldn’t be surprised.

Matt
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Matt
2 months 24 days ago

i would pay to see that lol

Steve Pasek
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Steve Pasek
2 months 24 days ago

Lol

ErnestoFigueroa87
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ErnestoFigueroa87
2 months 24 days ago

HELL YEAH!

Wilfredo Diaz
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Wilfredo Diaz
2 months 24 days ago

I like it,he’s a good player ‘I wish they give him plenty of time minutes to play,GO Linsannity

Niko
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Niko
2 months 24 days ago

Nice signing by Brooklyn. I don’t see Lin as a long term fit with the Nets, but he’s a good stopgap starter for at least the next 2 seasons. Plus, when you look at all the other signings going on (Moz 4yr/65mil, Delly 4yr/38mil, DJ Augustin 4yr/29mil) his deal looks good value wise. Of course, with this signing, Rondo signing with the Nets seems unlikely to happen. Looks like going back to the Kings might be his only option left.

ozzie
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ozzie
2 months 24 days ago

WELL, I’M GLAD THAT HE didn’t keep the Hornets hanging. lol He did bring excitement with his Linsanity sometimes wild, reckless and frustrating defensive skills, but that’s Lins way of playing. If Atkinson can curb Lins adrenaline some, he’ll do ok for the Nets

Yamsi12
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Yamsi12
2 months 18 days ago

Maybe now he can afford a haircut.

bobhutt99
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bobhutt99
2 months 18 days ago

How bad are the Nets? 100 million in cap room and all they can attract is a backup Jeremy Lin? Scary as no one wants the money from this dysfunctional franchise. No draft pick until 2019? The under over is 15 wins for 2016-17. Bet the under. If you call Brooklyn to ask what time is the game starting expect to hear “What time can you make it?” Just an awful franchise!

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