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Jeremy Lin | Guard | #7

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Harvard
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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

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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 Cleveland.com.

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

Jeremy Lin scored eight points with one rebound, one assist and three turnovers against the Heat on Friday.

It was a bad game, but Nicolas Batum (foot) got hurt again. Expect to see more Lin with a better outing in Game 7 on Sunday.
Apr 29 - 11:09 PM

Kemba Walker said that Jeremy Lin's aggression has forced the Heat to shift their defensive philosophy.

"[When] me and Jeremy [Lin] are in attack mode, getting into the lane, we’re able to dish the ball out and get some [open] 3s," Walker said. "It’s definitely helped us, especially last game." Walker and Lin have combined for 59 free throws in this series as a result, and Lin has arguably been one of the biggest surprises of the postseason with averages of 14.0 points, 3.4 assists, 2.8 boards and 0.6 3-pointers on 44.7 percent shooting. Despite the return of Nicolas Batum in Game 5, Lin still played 35 minutes so he should have a significant role the rest of the way.
Apr 29 - 9:32 AM

Jeremy Lin scored 21 against the Heat on Monday, adding three assists, two steals, three turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

The Hornets have not missed Nicolas Batum (ankle) at all and most of it has to do with Lin. He was marvelous in Game 3 and has carried the Hornets second unit while getting 26 minutes next to Kemba Walker tonight. There's a chance Batum can make it back for Game 5, so that would likely hurt Lin. Although, he's been too good and coach Steve Clifford might have to find a way to get him more minutes.
Apr 25 - 10:32 PM

Jeremy Lin propelled the Hornets to a Game 3 96-80 victory on Saturday with his 18 points in 26 minutes off the bench, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He scored 13 points in the first half to get the Hornets going early. Lin played close to mistake-free ball with no turnovers and his defense was better than usual, as well. This was huge for the Hornets because Kemba Walker didn't have it with only 17 points, three rebounds and seven assists in 37 minutes. Lin did log 10 minutes as the backup point guard to go with his 16 minutes on the wing. The Hornets won their first playoff game since 2002 and will look to get another win on Monday to tie up the series. Lin should be in the mix yet again now that Nicolas Batum (ankle) is likely out for the series.
Apr 23 - 9:02 PM

Jeremy Lin had another strong game as a fill-in starter for Nic Batum (ankle), posting 10 points, four boards, four assists and two 3-pointers in a critical home win on Wednesday.

The Hornets had a 16-point halftime lead, which enabled Steve Clifford to rest his key players -- Lin logged 21 minutes which was the most of any starter. Lin will return to a smaller bench role once Batum returns, which should be the first game of the Hornets' series vs. the Heat.
Apr 13 - 11:25 PM

Jeremy Lin will return to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Magic, with Nicolas Batum (ankle) unavailable.

Lin is as inconsistent as they come, but with a favorable matchup and some increased opportunity he's someone to consider deploying as a potential punt play in DFS.
Apr 13 - 7:04 PM

Jeremy Lin was fantastic during a 114-100 win in Boston on Monday, scoring 25 points with seven rebounds, five assists, five steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

Nicolas Batum (ankle) went down after 17 minutes of action and it was Lin to the rescue. He's stepped up the most when Batum has been out, so this isn't a surprise. The Hornets will likely be playing for playoff positioning on Wednesday and Batum is likely going to be out, so Lin could have another nice game. The Hornets are in Orlando for the season finale.
Apr 11 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Jeremy Lin
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Nicolas Batum
2Courtney Lee
3Marco Belinelli
4Troy Daniels
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeremy Lamb
PF1Marvin Williams
2Frank Kaminsky
3Tyler Hansbrough
C1Cody Zeller
2Al Jefferson
3Spencer Hawes