Free agent point guard Jeremy Lin terminating a contract with the Heroes, according to Shams Charania of the Athletic, which notes (via Twitter) that Lin needs a letter of FIBA approval from the China Basketball Association to officially sign with Golden State.
It’s likely to be a non-stop 10 Show contract for Lin, with Marc J. Spears from The Undefeated tweeting that the plan is for the 32 – year – old to play for the Santa Cruz Warriors, a Golden State League affiliate. That means he will be released shortly after signing his contract.
Lin, who made his NBA debut in 2010 with the Warriors, spent time with eight teams in total over nine NBA seasons, enjoying a start-up year with the Knicks in 2011/12 and won a tournament with the Raptors in 2019. He was selected to play in China last season and averaged 22.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, and 5.6 APG for the ducks, earning an All-Star CBA nod.
Lin was a reliable partner in 51 games with the Hawks in 2018/19, earning an average of 10.7 PPG and 3.5 APG on .466 / .333 / .845 shooting. However, after being bought out by Atlanta and signing with the Raptors, he recorded just 7.0 PPG and 2.2 APG on a .374 / .200 / .810 shooting and fell out of the Toronto circulation. for the playoffs.
Lin had most recently worked in Walnut Creek, California with the G League Ignite, an NBAGL select team made up of top chances and a handful of veterans.
The Warriors will have to cut a player from their 20-man training camp schedule to officially sign Lin.