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NBA free agent Jeremy Lin said he has “more than proved” his ability as an NBA player despite not yet signing a contract with a team this season. “In my current situation, where I feel I’m still being asked to prove myself, it’s very public knowledge what I did in the G league,” Lin told the fan-run website. “I more than proved that I was a top player – that I’m an NBA player – and that I could do things that people didn’t know I could do. And that is very obvious unless you’re blind or you just don’t want to see it.”
Jeremy Lin: “Whether it’s from fans or from executives – in terms of even the feedback that is given to my agent – I’m like … I have clearly shown you what I just did, but maybe you’re not looking or you don’t want to look. Or maybe even as you’re looking you’re subconsciously or consciously just basically ignoring it.”
Jeremy Lin on his confidence that one more N.B.A. call will come: I’ve done what I needed to do. I took on the challenge. I went to the G League when some people thought it was crazy for me to go. I think it’s just a matter of time, and I believe it’s going to happen. We’ll see. I know I belong.
Jeremy Lin says he is unclear about his future in the NBA, now that the G League season has wrapped up in its Orlando, Florida bubble. “I’m not sure,” the 32-year-old told the Post in a virtual conference. “In the short term [we will] see what is out there, there are no other seasons that you could jump into other than the NBA. The CBA season and things like that are winding up and it’s waiting and seeing if a team felt like I deserve it or played well enough to be a part of their organisation,” he said.
Lin also spoke about the difference in play between the Chinese Basketball Association, where he spent last year with the Beijing Ducks, and playing this year in the NBA’s feeder league. “Coming back here there’s definitely a certain element where I feel like I thrive in the NBA rules and the NBA system, with a lot of space and pick and rolls and things like that, so it was very different.”
"People think I'm crazy for not going back to the CBA," Jeremy Lin said via The Athletic. "People who are close to me think I'm crazy, or surprised that I didn't go back this season to be the star of that league in a country of 1.5 billion people and to be the franchise player.”
Jeremy Lin: “I'm in my 11th year as a professional basketball player, and I'm in the G League and I'm not even assigned. If you look at it on paper, my first day as a rookie I was ahead of where I am now. After all the work, experiences I've had, film I've watched, hours in the gym, I've gone backwards. That's definitely a test, and it's a matter of how badly I want to prove it, so it's going to take a lot of perseverance."
New NBA G League signing Jeremy Lin has begun his quarantine in Santa Cruz ahead of the new season with the Warriors and the “Linsanity” star is keeping himself busy as he isolates. The 32-year-old revealed how his Christian faith has helped him press on with his dream of returning to the NBA, while also announcing US$200,000 in grants for local Bay Area initiatives for Asian-American and Pacific Islander youth from his charitable foundation.
Once in the bubble there will be four more days of quarantine then nine days of team practice before the 15-game season begins. “I hope if I can perform well in these 15 games then in the middle there will be NBA teams that show an interest in me so I can be called up anytime.”
Marc Stein: The Warriors remain interested in adding Jeremy Lin to the @GLeagueWarriors should Lin decide to use the G League as the platform for a potential NBA comeback, league sources say
Marc Stein: Without a FIBA Letter of Clearance, Golden State could not go through with its plan to sign and waive Lin before 11 PM ET last night, but I'm told the Warriors "will explore all avenues" to acquire Lin's rights if he chooses the G League route after spending last season in China
Bobby Marks: Some clarification on the Jeremy Lin situation: 1. Regular season rosters do not have to be set until Monday Dec. 21 at 11PM ET. 2. GSW could still sign Lin on Monday (if they receive FIBA clearance) but would take on two-day financial penalty.
Marc Stein: The Warriors' plan was to sign and waive Lin before 11 PM ET tonight to secure his G League rights for the coming season with the @GLeagueWarriors in Santa Cruz. A formal Letter of Clearance from FIBA is needed to complete the transaction and we are inside two hours to the buzzer
Wes Goldberg: Can confirm that Jeremy Lin will be signed, waived and then added to the Warriors' G League affiliate in Santa Cruz. Not eligible for a two-way, so this does not impact that final spot. Warriors still have 13 players on guaranteed deals.
Shams Charania: Jeremy Lin is finalizing a deal with the Golden State Warriors, pending letter of clearance from Chinese Basketball Association, sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium.
Marc J. Spears: NBA free agent guard Jeremy Lin will be playing for the Warriors’ G-League team, a source told @TheUndefeated.
Adam Zagoria: Brian Shaw also said @Jeremy Lin has left the Ignite team to pursue other opportunities and that former @KentuckyMBB guy @Isaiah Briscoe played very well today for the vets
NBA free agent Jeremy Lin’s next career step remains uncertain the 32-year-old told Chinese fans today in a live stream. Lin was speaking on Douyin, the Chinese-language version of TikTok, where he dealt with where he will play next season. “Thank you everyone for supporting us. Don’t worry, as soon as I have any news I will definitely tell you,” he said. “But now there is no news that I can truly share with you.”
Adam Zagoria: NBA free agent @Jeremy Lin practiced with the G League Ignite team this weekend ahead of their scrimmages this week, per league sources. He spent last season with the Beijing Ducks of the CBA.
Free agency hopeful Jeremy Lin has told fans that he has “big decisions coming up soon” as speculation grows whether he will return to the NBA or head back to the Chinese Basketball Association. Lin spent last season with the Beijing Ducks in the CBA, taking them to the play-offs before deciding to return to the US and have another shot at the NBA, where he has been awaiting offers during free agency.
While Jeremy Lin awaits a free agency offer from an NBA team, the Beijing Ducks are working to bring him back to China. Chinese Basketball Association reporter Jia Lei posted an update to that effect on his Weibo account on Wednesday morning. “Beijing Shougang is actively pursuing Jeremy Lin, trying to persuade Jeremy Lin to give up the NBA, return to the CBA, and join Beijing,” Jia wrote.
Alex Kennedy: Source: Jeremy Lin wants to return to NBA and contenders are showing interest. Lin spent last year in China, averaging 22.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 5.6 APG. Lin was recently spotted working out with Nets players (KD, Kyrie, LeVert, DJ) and Warriors players (Curry, Looney, Paschall, etc).
Rising star NBA photographer Jordan Jimenez (@__jsquared on Instagram) released pictures of a scrimmage involving Stephen Curry and other Warriors players including Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney, Marquese Chriss, Ky Bowman, and Juan Toscano-Anderson this morning. The post also includes Jeremy Lin in a solo shot and, for good measure, a source confirms to me that Lin was, indeed, at the pickup run last week which was held in San Francisco — it’s actually quite easy to figure out which gym.
According to a reliable source, the Golden State Warriors have expressed a clear interest in Jeremy Lin. 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.
In addition to the Warriors, the Nets are also likely to be one of the teams that Jeremy could join in the future. Everyone knows that the owner of the Nets is Joe Tsai. He has always hoped that the team can have chinese elements in it. More importantly, Joe Tsai and Jeremy Lin have very good personal relationships.
Jeremy Lin: “I was basically just getting DNPed, which stands for Did Not Play, and again I was like, you know what, that was my first year back from multiple injuries, I’m just gonna keep working, I’m getting better, I’m getting better. But then free agency came around last summer and I got no NBA contracts. I remember thinking to myself, it was the first time in nine years that I had zero contract offers from any NBA team.”
Jeremy Lin was ready to sign with the Beijing Ducks in July, his head of marketing has revealed in the latest episode of the YouTube documentary series “Never Done”. Lin’s marketing CEO Patricia Sun said that Lin was going to post on Chinese video site Douyin to announce the decision.
Lin said that he was made offers from teams in Russia, Israel and the Euro League, which he was advised to consider. “My agent said if you really want to return to the NBA the best way is with these very good Euro League teams,” he said. But that was not the path he chose. “We’ve known that it probably wouldn’t be Europe, even if Europe gives us a better chance to go back to the NBA. I think he knows that,” Sun explained. “China is the best next step,” she said.
The 31-year-old mentioned the NBA several times in his opening remarks and outlined how he sees a stint in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) as a route back to his beloved NBA. “I dreamed of playing in the NBA since I was a child,” said the former Toronto Raptor. “Although there is no NBA contract this year, I had invitations from many other leagues, and though my agent told me the fastest route back to the NBA was to play in Europe, I told myself years ago that I would definitely play in the CBA.”
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Emiliano Carchia: NBA champion Jeremy Lin has signed with Beijing Ducks, a source told @Sportando. The official announcement is expected soon
The Ducks have made substantial progress in negotiations with Lin's representatives, but the two sides are not yet ready to finalize a deal, according to a Sunday report in Beijing Youth Daily. In response to speculation on online streaming platform China Sports, the agency representing Lin said he hasn't agreed to terms with any team. Though he was born in the US, Lin has family ties to China and is very popular with Chinese fans. During a visit to Shanghai last month he said that playing in the CBA would rate second only to a return to the NBA in terms of career fulfillment.
Jeremy Lin may be headed to China. As reported by Chinese journalist Sonx Xiang, Lin is in advanced negotiations with Beijing Ducks.
Chinese Basketball Association teams have been in touch with Jeremy Lin to offer the NBA free agent a contract, according to reports in mainland media. Basketball reporter Jia Lei, who has almost 1.4 million followers on his Sina Weibo, wrote on Sina Sports that several teams have contacted the player’s people to express an interest in bringing him to China. While negotiations are ongoing no specific details can be revealed, Jia wrote, though he confirmed Lin is giving them serious consideration.
Jeremy Lin has said he is considering playing in the Chinese Basketball Association as he weighs up his next move during NBA free agency. “Of course I am thinking about the CBA,” Lin said in Guangzhou on Friday. “I don’t know where I will be next year, so I don’t have expectations. I know what level I can play at, so if I don’t get that I won’t settle.”
When asked about those who think he has no right to be upset given the success he’s had for a time in his nine-year NBA career, Lin replied that the message he had shared was from the heart. “I think showing weakness is one of the greatest signs of strength,” Lin told the audience Friday. “Ironically, to be able to be OK with your weakness is one of the strongest things you could do. Who doesn’t have weaknesses? We all do. But to show them is one of the strongest things you can do.
“And I just feel like I know why I’m doing that. If I rubbed people the wrong way, I’m sorry. But at the end of the day, I know what I’ve been through, I know the obstacles that I’ve been through, and I also know what kind of player I can become, and I know I haven’t done that. And so that’s what I’m going to continue to do is chase that and try to be the best version of myself.”
Andrei Kartashov: Numerous news kept popping up about Jeremy Lin’s refusal to join CSKA Moscow. However, there were no talks at all. The club was not interested in him, particularly in view of his health condition.
Emiliano Carchia: The deal between Jeremy Lin & CSKA Moscow falls apart, I am told. The free agent guard turned down CSKA Moscow's proposal because he is not interested, at least for now, to sign in Europe. Lin awaits for NBA offer to come but if nothing happens, I wouldn't rule out China for him.
Why hasn’t Jeremy Lin been signed? Maybe he’s just a backup now, but he has been a productive starting point guard for much of his career. — Robert Chen (Taipei) STEIN: Lin, remember, earned only 27 minutes of playing time during Toronto’s entire playoff run — and just one minute during the N.B.A. finals. Those were strong hints Lin would struggle in free agency after the Raptors acquired him in February shortly after trading for Marc Gasol. The reality is that Lin’s movement, at nearly 31, isn’t what it once was. Teams are unsure if he still has the mobility to play such a demanding position.
Now for the good news: Lin has a lot of experience, as you noted, and sits at the top of the list of unsigned point guards. He might have to wait until the season starts, when an injury inevitably creates a roster opening, but chances are he’ll get another shot somewhere.
Veteran guard Jeremy Lin is having a tough time. After winning the NBA title as a member of the Toronto Raptors last season, Lin, an unrestricted free agent, is having trouble finding a new team interested in his services, and as a result, he feels as though the league has kind of abandoned him.
"I've given more of myself to God every single year and every year it gets harder. In English, there's a saying, and it says, 'once you've hit rock bottom, the only way is up,'" Lin said at an event in Taiwan. "Rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me. So free agency has been tough, because I feel like in some ways the NBA's kind of given up on me. I always knew that if I gave anyone a reason to doubt, they would."
Jeremy Lin is CSKA Moscow’s top target at guard position, a source told Sportando. The EuroLeague and VTB League reigning champions need a guard to finalize the roster for next season and they made an offer to the NBA champion who is actually free agent.
Emiliano Carchia: NBA champion Jeremy Lin is CSKA Moscow's top target at guard position, a source told Sportando. If the free agent guard doesn't accept the offer, CSKA Moscow will consider Ron Baker
"About five years ago, I began to consider whether I should play basketball in Asia because every year when I visit the region, I see so many fans, and they make me want to play a few seasons in the region," Lin told reporters in Taipei. He said that because of the time difference, basketball fans in Asia have to get up early to watch NBA games, which is unfortunate. If the opportunity arises, as long as he is fit, Lin said, he would like play in the region. "I would consider it," Lin said. "And of course, my greatest dream is to play on the same team with my younger brother."
Eric Smith: The Jeremy Lin signing is official
Bobby Marks: Atlanta makes it official on the Jeremy Lin waiver. Lin was owed $3.96M at the time he will clear waivers on Wednesday. Keep in mind that Lin earned a $1.25M trade bonus in off-season allowing his representatives to take an aggressive approach when it came to buyout talks.
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As for his own future —he has a player option next July— Lin was reserved in talking with Logan about the possibilities. “I mean, that’s probably a question that’s more for the organization. But if you ask me, yeah, I hope we have a breakout year as a team and we continue to build from there. I would love that.”
The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Jeremy Lin to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “We are excited to welcome Jeremy to Brooklyn,” said Nets’ General Manager Sean Marks. “He is a high character and competitive individual who will fit our culture moving forward, as well as the style of play that Kenny will be implementing. Jeremy is a proven veteran point guard with strong leadership qualities, who is an obvious fit in this system and city.”
Free-agent guard Jeremy Lin has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told The Vertical. Lin's deal includes a player option for the third year, a trade kicker and bonus provisions, a league source said. Lin confirmed his agreement with an Instagram post shortly after The Vertical reported that he was nearing a deal.
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