The Kings have guard Jeremy Lin on their radar, according to Chris Mannix of SI (on Twitter). Lin averaged 11.2 points on 42.4% shooting this season, his lowest output in both categories since his rookie season in 2010/11.
Lin, in all likelihood, would come relatively cheaply after a largely unsuccessful stint with the Lakers. His scoring average has declined in each of the three years since his “Linsanity” season with the Knicks. A few months ago, Lin – who will be a free agent in a matter of hours – indicated that he would like to stay with the Lakers.
“That would be great,” Lin said of staying in Los Angeles. “There’s so much that needs to happen, but that’s definitely an option for me.”
For what it’s worth, Lin also indicated that he had a productive exit interview with coach Byron Scott. For his career, Lin has averaged 11.7 PPG and 4.8 APG in 26.9 minutes per contest. His career 15.5 PER casts him roughly as an average player in terms of efficiency.