Jeremy Lin will indeed be a late addition to the G League Ignite’s roster for the squad’s scrimmages on Tuesday and Thursday this week, says Jonathan Givony of ESPN (Twitter link). As Givony explains, Lin lives near Walnut Creek and has been practicing recently with the NBAGL’s Select Team. The veteran point guard will be able to stick with the Ignite in a practice player capacity for as long as he chooses, Givony adds.
The Ignite’s two scrimmages this week against a squad of G League veterans won’t be streamed publicly, but NBA teams will receive access to the film, according to Givony, who lists the rosters for each club (Twitter link). The Ignite are headlined by prospects like Jalen Green, Daishen Nix, and Jonathan Kuminga, while the team of G League vets includes Isaiah Briscoe, London Perrantes, and Bryce Alford, among others.
Here are more odds and ends from around the basketball world:
- Brian Shaw, the head coach of the G League Ignite, spoke to Mark Whicker of The Orange County Register about the team, suggesting that Jalen Green and Jonathan Kuminga “can step into the NBA right now.”
- Former NBA first-round pick John Jenkins has officially joined Bilbao Basket in Spain for the next two months, as Emiliano Carchia of Sportando relays. Jenkins, 29, has appeared in 171 total regular season games for five NBA teams, having suited up most recently in 2018/19 for the Wizards and Knicks.
- Danny Leroux of The Athletic takes a closer look at the players who remain eligible to sign rookie scale extensions before next Monday’s deadline, identifying John Collins, OG Anunoby, Lonzo Ball, Derrick White, and Jonathan Isaac as some of the most interesting cases to watch.