Jeremy Lin in advanced talks to join Chinese team
Jeremy Lin heading to China seems more likely now after failing to secure a deal with an NBA team this offseason.
Per Sportando, Lin is reportedly in advanced talks with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. It was not revealed whether or not there is an imminent deal between the two parties at this point.
Lin won a championship with the Toronto Raptors last season. However, the former Harvard University standout was not much of a factor in Toronto’s successful run, as he averaged just 1.1 points in eight playoff games.
The 30-year-old became a free agent this offseason but received little interest from NBA teams. In an interview in China last month, he admitted that he has hit “rock bottom” with the NBA giving up on him.
“Free agency has been tough,” Lin said. “Because I feel like in some ways the NBA’s kind of given up on me.”
Lin has played in nine NBA seasons so far, posting career averages of 11.6 points, 2.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He is also a career 43.3 percent shooter from the field and 34.2 percent from beyond the arc. Before being dealt to the Raptors by the Atlanta Hawks, Lin had stints with the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets.