In his last five games—all Knicks victories I might add—the Harvard alum has averaged 26 points a contest, including a career-high 38 against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Before his recent surge, Lin had only appeared in 38 games over the last two seasons playing for the Golden State Warriors and the Knicks, going back and forth between the NBA and the D-League.
Lin’s rags to riches story has me wondering who will be the next D-League player to make their big splash playing in the NBA.
As crazy as it may sound, despite being one of the best teams in the NBA the last several seasons, the Los Angeles Lakers could be looking for some help from the minor league ranks (Derrick Caracter was cut last week, opening up a roster spot), given their trouble generating points and underwhelming bench play.
Here are five players currently in the D-League who could potentially be the Lakers’ version of Jeremy Lin.
These players were selected with the Lakers’ biggest deficiencies in mind.