Jeremy Lin reveals how the Nets convinced him to sign
When Jeremy Lin decided to sign with the Brooklyn Nets this summer following his ‘favorite season in the NBA’ with the Charlotte Hornets, many questioned his motives. Why would Lin want to join the lowly ranked franchise after a year of proving critics wrong by leading Charlotte’s second unit? Lin was able to average 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in just over 26 minutes per game with the Hornets. Some suggested that Lin was after a bigger paycheck, while others wondered if he simply wanted to be back in New York.
It turns out the 28-year-old just wanted a bigger role and Brooklyn was able to offer him just that.
On the day of the Nets’ preseason game against the Boston Celtics, Lin told CLNS Radio that the Nets told him that he could adopt the role of a leader, rather than a scoring punch that comes off the bench:
“They just wanted to let me go,” Lin said. “It’s not like, that overly complicated but I wasn’t looking for anything overly complicated. I just wanted to be myself, someone who trusted my instincts, trusted my talent. That’s basically what the pitch was about – you’ll get a chance to be you.”
You can see the full video of Lin’s interview here: