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Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin
Position: G
Born: 08/23/88
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $2,139,000
A new-and-improved Lin, averaging 11.5 points, is back at the Garden on Tuesday as the Hornets’ sixth man, and surely some old Knicks Lin jerseys will be seen in the crowd. Does Lin feel Anthony did not respect his game? “I don’t know, I can’t speak on behalf of him,” the former Harvard star said at Charlotte’s morning shootaround Tuesday at the New York Athletic Club. “He’s been great, cordial and nice to me every time I’ve come in contact with him. I don’t feel there’s any issues. That’s probably a question directed at him.’
“As a player, I just turned 27 and the last three years, if I were to be very honest, weren’t the easiest years for me,” said Lin. “I feel like I have a lot to give to the game and a lot to give to the team and hopefully it materializes here.” When asked about his subsequent trips to Madison Square Garden since leaving the Knicks, Lin is clearly focused on the here and now. “For me I’ve been back so many times and it’s so far removed,” Lin acknowledged. “I’m obviously thankful for the time I had there and thankful for the fans. At this point, its back to business.”
Now, the former Houston Rockets guard is clearly one of the most underpaid players in the NBA. And absolutely nobody’s talking about it. Lin is making $2.1 million this season. That’s not just a far cry from the three-year, $25-million deal the Rockets nabbed him with post Linsanity; it’s less than half the NBA’s $4.9 million average salary. Which is absurd for a 27-year-old with Lin’s production and potential. Jeremy Lin is far outperforming his contract — and no one’s giving him any credit for it. Surprised? Lin’s dogged, raving critics certainly would be if they ever took the time to notice what he actually does on the court. Take the 17-point night and 7-for-11 shooting he dropped on one of his old teams (the Knicks) Wednesday night. Or the savagely efficient game he played in the Charlotte Hornets’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night. Lin took advantage of every minute Charlotte coach Steve Clifford gave him, racking up 19 points on 6-for-11 shooting, a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio and a nifty plus-18 rating.
Said Lin of his new relationship with Walker: “The biggest thing is – and that’s not just me and Kemba (Walker), it’s any basketball relationship – you have to want to see the other person succeed. I’ve been very impressed with who Kemba is as a person and how down to earth and humble he is. We’ve been able to get along off the court and carry that onto the court and it’s been fun. I love playing with him.” Said Walker of what Lin brings to the court when they are on it together: “It takes a lot of pressure off me. I don’t always have to go back for the basketball every time. When he’s out there, he’s helping me with the pace, with the tempo. He’s very unselfish and he can score the basketball very well. So that’s fun.”