Report: Warriors expressing ‘clear interest’ in signing Jeremy Lin

Brad Sullivan
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A new report indicates that the Golden State Warriors are interested in signing veteran guard Jeremy Lin for next season.

The Chinese media outlet Weixin reported that the Warriors have interest in the 32-year-old Lin, who grew up in nearby Palo Alto. He first began his NBA career with the Warriors back in 2010 when he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent out of Harvard University.

“According to a reliable source, the Golden State Warriors have expressed a clear interest in Jeremy Lin,” transcribed HoopsHype. “The Warriors’ core Curry likes Jeremy Lin’s way of playing and clearly expressed his hope that he can join the Warriors. Although Jeremy Lin has not made a decision yet, this Obviously it is already one of his very important choices.”

Lin played 29 games with the Warriors during the 2010-11 season before then being released in December 2011. After a brief stint with the Houston Rockets , he then signed with the New York Knicks and quickly became an international phenomenon with a collection of strong performances.

However, Lin then went back to Houston and played two years there before playing for five different teams during the next five seasons.

Lin’s last NBA team was the Toronto Raptors, during the 2018-19 season, with the veteran playing this past season for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Over the course of Lin’s career, he’s averaged 11.6 points, 4.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, connecting on 34.2 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

The Warriors are seeking to make a quick return to championship contention after injuries and the departure of Kevin Durant saw them finish with the worst record in the NBA. Exactly how much Lin has left is unknown, but it seems clear that the Warriors are ready to give him another shot.

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Brad has written on a variety of both NBA and NFL topics and has worked previously as a sports information director at the collegiate level. A lifetime fan of sports, he's witnessed countless great moments in different sports and understands that stories can be compelling from both the perspective of winners and losers. As a frustrated fan of Cleveland sports, he experienced something unprecedented when the Cavaliers won the city's first championship in 52 years.