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 (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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14 thoughts on “Nets Sign Jeremy Lin

  1. Ravens_Last_Place

    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 in Chicago

      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.

  2. Wilfredo Diaz

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

  3. 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.

  4. ozzie

    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

  5. bobhutt99

    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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