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Jeremy Lin | Guard | #7

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Harvard
Contract: view contract details

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Kenny Atkinson said he expects Jeremy Lin to be a leader for the Nets this upcoming season.
"[Lin] came off the bench in Charlotte last year and did a heckuva job. But this is a little different deal," said Atkinson. "Now, you are kind of the quarterback, the Eli Manning... I think he can be a darn good defender with his athleticism, his competitiveness. I think he feels a little slighted that he is not considered a better defender." Lin is poised for a career-year as Brooklyn's unquestioned starting point guard, so he should come off the board towards the middle rounds on draft day. Sep 20 - 4:21 PM
Source: ESPN

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Jeremy Lin's "number [one] priority" was working on his jump shot this summer.

"Working on all types of jump shots: catch-and-shoot 3's, off-the-dribble 3's, mid-range jumpers, iso jumpers," Lin wrote on his website. "I've always had a knack for attacking the rim, finishing or getting to the free throw line, but if I am able to really consistently hit shots from the outside, it would take my game to a whole new level. I've changed my form, brought my release lower and made the motion smoother in hopes of making it more consistent, creating a quicker release and using less energy so on nights when I'm tired I can still shoot it well. I've also been working on my floaters and change of pace game because as I get older, I will rely less and less on my athleticism." Lin is going to have all of the opportunity he can handle as the unquestioned starting PG in Brooklyn, so don't overlook him as a fine mid-round option on fantasy draft day.
Aug 20 - 5:10 PM

Jeremy Lin is hopeful he can have a career-year as the Nets' starting point guard.

"I'm 27. I’m going into the next three years [thinking they] should be the best years from an athletic prime standpoint," said Lin. "If you look at when NBA players peak, a lot of times it’s 27-30." Lin will be entering his athletic prime and returning to the coach (Kenny Atkinson) that helped make him a star during his Lin-sanity days with the Knicks. Atkinson has already said Lin will be Brooklyn's starting point guard, which should allow him enough minutes to put up mid-round value.
Jul 24 - 2:36 PM

Nets' head coach Kenny Atkinson said during Jeremy Lin's introductory press conference that he's looking for Lin to take on a leadership role, and that he will be the team's "full-time point guard."

Lin is coming into his prime, and has already discussed his willingness to embrace a leadership role for this young Brooklyn team. The last time Lin was a full-time starter was during the 2012-13 season in which he averaged 32.2 minutes a night to go with 13.4 points, 6.1 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.1 triples per game on 44.1 percent shooting, which was good enough for mid-round value in standard leagues. Atkinson was also one of the primary coaches who helped develop Lin during his Lin-sanity run with the Knicks back in 2012, so he could be in for a career-year.
Jul 20 - 1:20 PM

Jeremy Lin said that he's ready to embrace his starting role with the Nets.

"I’m the playmaker, I’m the point guard," Lin said. "I’ve got to lead and be the extension of the coach. I’m not shying away from that role at all." He signed a three-year, $36 million deal and has a strong relationship with head coach Kenny Atkinson dating back to his days with the Knicks. Lin was the primary backup behind Kemba Walker in Charlotte last season, but he also drew 13 starts and posted averages of 17.5 points, 4.8 assists, 4.0 boards and 1.8 treys on 46.1 percent shooting.
Jul 10 - 10:48 AM

Jeremy Lin has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

Linsanity is back in New York. Lin worked with Nets coach Kenny Atkinson during his time with the Knicks, so this is a great fit for the 27-year-old. Lin should be the starting PG on opening night and his fantasy value will get a significant boost, while Isaiah Whitehead and Caris LeVert lose a bit of value with this news. Lin's deal includes a player option for the third year.
Jul 1 - 10:10 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, Jeremy Lin is nearing an agreement on a multi-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets

The Nets may finally have a chance to use their cap space. We know that Lin wants a starting role and Brooklyn can offer him a truckload of cash, so this move would make sense. We'll have an update shortly.
Jul 1 - 10:04 AM

The Nets are interested in making a run at free agent Jeremy Lin, according to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

The Hornets are hopeful that they'll be able to re-sign Lin, but Bonnell reports the Nets may "hard-sell" the 27-year-old. Lin was a solid bench option for the Hornets last season, but would see a boost in fantasy value if he lands on a Nets squad that appears ready to part ways with Jarrett Jack.
Jun 30 - 10:21 AM

Although Charlotte would like to re-sign Jeremy Lin, the Hornets are "fearful" that they'll lose him in free agency, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard.

The Hornets don't have Lin's Bird Rights, so that makes re-signing him more complicated than it otherwise could be. Lin is expected to meet with three other clubs as soon as free agency opens, and his priority this summer is to find a club that believes in him so he can find a real NBA home. "I've played six years in the NBA; I've played on five different teams. I've played for two D-League teams -- so seven cities in six years. I'm tired of boxes, I'm tired of moving companies, and I want to find a home," he said. "I want to see how good I can become," Lin said. "I'm 27, and an athlete's prime, or at least in the NBA, your prime is usually 27-30. That's when you kind of peak physically [and] mentally and that's where most players perform their best. So I'm going into my prime and I want to see how great I can be as a player, and that's my purpose in free agency -- so I'll just exhaust every opportunity to see which one will be the best for me."
Source: ESPN
Jun 27 - 11:43 AM

Jeremy Lin said that he's "open" to returning to the Knicks, although he doesn't feel it's very likely that it will happen.

"It’s not looking likely, because they just traded for Derrick Rose," Lin said. "But I will say, ever since I left I’ve been open to going back, and I still am. Never say never. That’s the one thing in the NBA. Never say never. So I’ve always been open, but right now, I’m not sure it’s the best timing." Lin will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but the Knicks wouldn't be a great fit, particularly with playing time being one of the more important things for him.
Jun 26 - 6:18 PM

Jeremy Lin declined to pick up his player option for 2016-17, making him an unrestricted free agent as of July 1.

It was already reported that Lin would opt for free agency, so this merely confirms his decision. Addressing his priorities as a free agent earlier this month, Lin said, "To be happy, I need to consider a few things. Of course I am going to consider who is coaching the team, the team’s style, the players on the team and their chance of winning, as well as the on-court time I have and if I have a chance to start." A starting job might be feasible but there are copious teams in need of backcourt depth, so Lin should have no lack of suitors.
Jun 23 - 12:22 AM

Jeremy Lin hinted that he will look for a starting role in free agency this summer.

"To be happy, I need to consider a few things," Lin said. "Of course I am going to consider who is coaching the team, the team’s style, the players on the team and their chance of winning, as well as the on-court time I have and if I have a chance to start." Lin made it clear that he was very happy in Charlotte, but they may not be able to afford him and teams such as the Nets can offer him a larger role. Lin is expected to officially opt out of his contract this week, so expect the rumors to start heating up.
Jun 12 - 9:29 AM

Jeremy Lin will opt out of his contract with the Hornets, according to Chris Haynes of

Haynes is hearing from league sources that Lin is set to decline his $2.2 million player option and explore free agency. Lin will receive plenty of interest as an unrestricted free agent after averaging 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 0.7 steals, and 1.0 three-pointers in 2015-16. We'll have to wait to see where he signs, but Lin could have some fantasy value as a late-round flier in standard leagues if he lands in the right situation.
Jun 7 - 11:19 AM

Steve Clifford said Jeremy Lin is a better defender than he believed him to be before coaching him this season.

"He’s a much better defender than I realized," Clifford said. "He’s physical, he’s very confident and a very good competitor." Lin has already expressed his desire to return to Charlotte, but he did hint at a desire to opt out and secure a multi-year deal. After resolving the Nicolas Batum situation, Charlotte will likely turn its attention to their other free agents in Lin—assuming he opts out—Marvin Williams, Courtney Lee and Al Jefferson.

Jeremy Lin expressed his desire to return to the Hornets next season.

"I definitely want to play with these guys and for this coach. No question in my mind that I'm interested in coming back," he said. Lin holds a player option for a shade over $2 million for next year, but hinted he may choose to opt out in search of a larger average annual salary and multi-year security.
May 2 - 10:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Greivis Vasquez
3Randy Foye
4Isaiah Whitehead
5Yogi Ferrell
SG1Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
2Joe Harris
3Caris LeVert
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Sean Kilpatrick
3Chase Budinger
PF1Trevor Booker
2Luis Scola
3Chris McCullough
4Anthony Bennett
C1Brook Lopez
2Justin Hamilton
3Egidijus Mockevicius