Harvard Graduate and NBA Champion Jeremy Lin has had one of the most unique NBA journeys of any player. As one of very few Asian-Americans to play in the NBA, Lin took the league by storm in 2011 with his play for the New York Knicks. Dubbed “Linsanity”, Lin led the Knicks on a winning streak, culminating in one of the team’s few playoff appearances of the decade.
SportsCastr News NBA’s Adam Armbrecht and Keith McPherson broke down the winding career of the man who has played for 8 teams in the last 10 years. Lin has been the starting point guard for multiple teams across the league and even won a championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.
Would Lin’s experience be a positive fit for Stephon Curry and the Golden State Warriors? Rumors are circulating that Lin could be the leading candidate to serve as Curry’s backup for the upcoming season. Lin would provide ball-handling and playmaking off the bench, as well as serve as a veteran presence for the Warriors younger players.
On their SportsCastr stream, Adam and Keith noted that Lin has been disrespected throughout his career. In starting roles with the Knicks, Rockets, Hornets, and Nets, Lin had periods where he truly controlled the game and looked like the best player on the court at times. He could stand to gain from taking a backseat role with a team looking to return to the Finals.
SportsCastr News NBA’s Adam Armbrecht and Keith McPherson also discussed some of the other point guards that could be on the move this offseason. Derrick Rose and Reggie Jackson will most likely be wearing different jerseys than they did at the close of the 2020 season. The addition of these backup point guards to the Warriors could be a catalyst in their expected return to the playoffs in the 2020-2021 season.Tags: Brooklyn Nets, Derrick Rose, Golden State, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin, Knicks, LIn, Linsanity, NBA, NBA Finals, Nets, New York Knicks, Raptors, Reggie Jackson, Rockets, SCNNBA, SportsCastr, SportsCastr News, Steph Curry, Stephon Curry, The Finals, Toronto Raptors, Warriors Last modified: October 26, 2020