RUMOR: Warriors eyeing Jeremy Lin to back up Stephen Curry
‘Linsanity’ might be hitting Dub Nation soon as sources claim that the Golden State Warriors are interested in veteran point guard Jeremy Lin to provide some much-needed backcourt support for two-time league MVP Stephen Curry. According to the same report, Curry as well as other core members of the team like the 32-year old’s style of play which has pushed the franchise to express serious interest in bringing Lin back to the NBA.
Lin will also be adding some championship experience to the Warriors roster after winning his first NBA ring with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
After spending his first nine seasons in the league being shipped from team to team, Lin struggled to sign a deal with a team in the NBA and decided to take his talents to China and play for the Beijing Ducks of the CBA. As the Ducks’ main weapon, Lin thrived and averaged 22.3 points per game, 5.7 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He was also a finalist for the DBA Defensive Player of the Year award and the savvy point guard also made it to the CBA’s All-Star squad.
After showing that he still has a few solid years left in him, Jeremy Lin might be heading back home to California if the Warriors do end up seriously pursuing the point guard. Lin was signed by the Warriors way back in 2010 when the Harvard alum was left undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft.
The point guard had a rather unproductive stint with the Warriors and eventually found himself in a Knicks uniform where his one-year stint with the New York Knicks gave birth to the phenomenon that is ‘Linsanity’.