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Jeremy Lin | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/23/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: Harvard
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Jeremy Lin was officially introduced as a Los Angeles Laker during a press conference with general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday.
"I’m just really excited to be part of this organization," Lin said. "For me I’m viewing it as a fresh start, back in the state of California." Kupchak also mentioned that the Lakers tried to acquire Lin on multiple occasions. Lin also expressed his excitement about playing with Kobe Bryant. "I had the opportunity to play with Carmelo, James Harden and Kobe. I can learn a lot from him." With the uncertainty surrounding Steve Nash's health, it is likely that Lin will see a ton of minutes at point guard for the Lakers. If he can improve on the 12.5 points, and 4.1 assists he averaged last season, he could provide decent fantasy value moving forward. Jul 24 - 2:20 PM

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The Lakers officially announced the acquisition of Jeremy Lin on Sunday.

"This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team," said GM Mitch Kupchak. The Lakers received Jeremy Lin, the Rockets 2015 first-round pick, and a future second-round selection. The Rockets acquire the rights to overseas player Sergei Lishchuk. Lin will likely be the starting point guard in LA, and with the limited offensive options at the Lakers disposal, it's possible he improves a bit on last year's averages of 12.5 points, 4.1 assists, and 1.0 steals per game.
Jul 13 - 1:38 PM

The Rockets are reportedly finalizing a deal that will send Jeremy Lin to the Lakers.

The move will give Houston the cap space to sign Chris Bosh, and Lin might just be the new starting point guard in Los Angeles. The Rockets will reportedly send their first-round pick next season, plus a future second-round pick to the Lakers, and the Lakers will send cash and the rights to an overseas player. Lin is set to earn $15 million in the final season of his three-year deal, but only $8.37 million will go against the salary cap. The Rockets had always said they would not deal Lin unless it was certain they could net Chris Bosh, so it seems that Bosh will be suiting up for Houston next season.
Jul 11 - 2:45 PM

The Rockets are reportedly trying to trade Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, who have copious salary cap space for Lin's expiring $14.9 million contract.

The Lakers and Bucks now seem like the frontrunners to acquire Lin, whom the Rockets need to unload in order to give Chris Bosh a max contract offer. The 76ers also aren't out of the running for Lin, but his fantasy value would probably be best served in L.A.
Jul 11 - 2:03 PM

The Rockets are "moving quickly" to trade Jeremy Lin and clear enough cap space to make an offer to Chris Bosh, and they're in negotiations with the 76ers.

Lin has also been linked to the Bucks, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey has simply been waiting for the first shoe to drop before trading Lin away. To entice a team to accept Lin's $15 million salary this year, Houston will likely include draft picks and/or young players. Bosh will reportedly get a max offer worth $96 million over four years, and if he accepts it the Rockets are expected to also match Chandler Parsons' hefty $45 million offer sheet from the Mavericks. Things will progress quickly now that LeBron has made his decision.
Jul 11 - 12:54 PM

The Rockets' potential Jeremy Lin trade won't be put in motion until the Rockets secure a free-agent commitment.

The Sixers and Bucks are the two leading candidates to be trade partners. Those teams won't be looking to acquire Lin for his skills as a point guard, but more because of the draft picks and/or young players that would come with it. Lin's deal is worth almost $15 million this season, so the Rockets will need to get that off their books to add a third max player to Dwight Howard and James Harden.
Jul 8 - 11:12 AM

The 76ers have expressed interest in trading for Jeremy Lin.

This isn't interest in the conventional sense since the draft picks or players that come with Lin are really what the 76ers want. Lin's contract is back-loaded and the Rockets will look to deal him in order to make room for another free agent. He would likely split time at point guard with Michael Carter-Williams.
Jul 5 - 1:29 PM

Updating a previous item, the Rockets did not pre-inform Jeremy Lin of the use of No. 7 on the meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday, according to Lin's agents.

Lin took to Twitter when the news of Rockets photoshopping Melo in a Houston No. 7 jersey at the team's facility. "If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them," Lin said. The Rockets are certainly going to look to deal him to clear some cap space.
Jul 2 - 5:15 PM

The Sixers and Rockets are engaged in "fluid trade talks" about Jeremy Lin, according to Jake Fischer of LibertyBallers.com

It's been reported that the Rockets have a deal in place to unload Lin's contract if Carmelo Anthony agrees to join them, so it's possible that the Sixers are the team on the other end of that deal. A move to Philly wouldn't be the worst thing for Lin's fantasy value, if it happens, since the Sixers' need a SG and they have no veterans in the backcourt.
Jul 2 - 12:58 PM

The Warriors reportedly have interest in trading for Jeremy Lin or Chandler Parsons.

It sounds like they'd prefer to have Parsons but they have a greater need in the backcourt so Lin is a much more likely acquisition. Because of trade exceptions only $8.37 million of Lin's $14.9 million salary next season against the Warriors' cap. Just file this under the 'good to know' stage as rumors are a dime a dozen right now.
Jun 26 - 9:56 PM

The Houston Rockets already have a deal in place to move Jeremy Lin, according to Howard Beck.

The deal hinges upon whether the Rockets can acquire one of their two primary free agency targets: Carmelo Anthony and Lebron James. If they receive an agreement in principle to add one of those two, a deal involving Jeremy Lin is already securely in place in order to free up cap space.
Jun 26 - 3:17 PM

With Omer Asik in the process of (apparently) being dealt to the Pelicans, there is growing speculation that Jeremy Lin will be the next player dealt by the Rockets as they attempt to make a run at LeBron James or Carmelo Anthony.

However, several web sources have indicated tonight that the Rockets will only deal Lin if one of the big names agrees to terms with Houston. Therefore, if LeBron or Melo aren't going to Houston, there's a very good chance Lin will be back with the Rockets next season.
Jun 25 - 10:37 PM

The Rockets are confident they can trade both Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin this offseason, according to sources close to Jonathan Feigen.

"According to an individual familiar with the Rockets’ plans," Feigen writes, "they are confident they would be able to move Lin and Asik’s contracts because unlike their failed efforts to trade Asik last season, they would be looking to clear cap room, rather than bring back rotation players with similar contracts." Both Lin and Asik's contracts are expiring next season, and each are owed $8.3M. The Rockets will be targeting a top-tier free agent this summer, and moving those two contracts gives them more cap flexibility. If both Lin and Asik are traded to teams where they will be slated to start, their fantasy values will likely increase.
Jun 5 - 4:03 PM

Jeremy Lin played 31 minutes off the bench during Game 5's win on Wednesday and scored 21 points to go along with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block.

With Patrick Beverly nursing flu-like symptoms, Lin provided a spark off the bench for the Rockets and was able to erase memories of a lackluster Game 4 in which he only scored four points on 1-of-6 shooting. "I felt like I needed to be more of a spark tonight," Lin said. "I haven’t done a great job of that this series." Wesley Matthews of Blazers echoed Lin's assessment and said stopping Lin will be a big focus for Game 6, "It seemed like Jeremy Lin hit big shot after big shot," Matthews said. "He was attacking the rim, hitting shots. We have to do a better job defensively on him." The Rockets head back to Portland down 3-2 for Friday's Game 6, so they'll need another big performance like this from Lin to keep their hopes alive.
May 1 - 9:52 AM

Jeremy Lin (illness) is feeling much better on Wednesday and he's ready to play in Game 2.

Lin sat out Tuesday's practice but his illness is behind him, which is good news for Houston since Pat Beverley (knee) is likely to be playing at less than 100 percent.
Apr 23 - 11:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Steve Nash
2Jeremy Lin
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Jordan Clarkson
SF1Nick Young
2Wes Johnson
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
4Ed Davis
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre