NBA Rumors: Jeremy Lin's Once Bright Future Clouded by NY Knicks Upheaval
The New York Times' Howard Beck reports that the recent upheaval on the team clouds the future of America's favorite success story.
Jeremy Lin is auditioning too, for the entire league, as a free-agent-to-be. A few weeks ago, it seemed a certainty that the Knicks would re-sign him, even if they had to use their entire midlevel exception. But D'Antoni is gone, the offense is changing and everyone has an interim title. A new coach and general manager could decide to spend the money elsewhere.
It seems like decades ago, but Jeremy Lin once dominated the NBA landscape and was all that we wanted to talk about.
Teams could only stare in Manhattan's direction and feel a wave of jealousy that the Knicks had won the point guard lottery in striking Linsanity gold.
Some teams must have wondered how they missed Lin while other may have been recalling how he slipped through their fingers.
According to Beck, a second chance is just around the corner for every team in the NBA.
Will Jeremy Lin be with the NY Knicks next season?
Sure, the wave of Linsanity euphoria has subsided, but Lin is still putting up solid games while getting used to life as a starter in the limelight of Madison Square Garden.
He averages 14.7 points and 6.7 assists per game—stats that a great many teams would jump at adding to their backcourt.
Lin still has turnover issues, but those should also get better with time. It's clear that nothing is certain in New York, and that includes the future that we thought was certain just a couple weeks ago.
Lin arrived on the scene out of nowhere and has disappeared into the shadows just as quickly. The only difference this time is that he has solidified himself as a legitimate starter.
He may not be in New York next season, but he will certainly be in the NBA—which is more than we could have said about Lin at the start of this season.
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