It looks like we won't be seeing a Jeremy Lin reunion in New York any time soon.
Just a few days after it was suggested by an NBA executive that the hiring of Jeff Hornacek as New York Knicks head coach could pave the way for Lin to return to the Big Apple, this rumor has been squashed. According to The New York Post's Marc Berman, the Knicks are not interested in Lin because his “defense is too gaping.”
The 27-year-old point guard will be a free agent this summer as he has declared that he will decline his player option this summer. Lin had his strongest season in years, as he proved to be the Charlotte Hornets‘ top player off of the bench. The 6'3″ point guard averaged 11.7 points in the regular season and 12.4 points in the playoffs.
However, the 2011-12 season when “Linsanity” took over the NBA is what Lin will always be best known for. The undrafted free agent averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists on 44.6 percent from the field in 35 games and 25 starts towards the end of the season for the Knicks.
With New York looking for a new starting point guard, they'll likely keep all of their options open. It just doesn't appear they'll bring Lin back for a second tenure with the Knicks.
[button width=”full” button size=”bigger” color=”custom” align=”center” textcolor=”#ffffff” texthcolor=”#ffffff” bgcolor=”#8b0000″ link=”https://clutchpoints.com/new-york-knick-fan-favorites-featured-in-new-ghostbusters-promo/”]NEXT: New York Knicks fan favorites featured in new Ghostbusters promo[/button]