Jeremy Lin: Nets Must Sign Linsanity If Deron Williams Spurns Brooklyn
Plan B is a no-brainer.
Will Lin end up in Brooklyn?
If the Brooklyn Nets fail to re-sign superstar point guard Deron Williams, they need a backup plan and no—Jordan Farmer isn’t a backup plan. Who the new-look Nets should pursue in free agency to numb the pain of such a loss is Jeremy Lin.
Mike Mazzeo of ESPN reported that Williams continues to leave the Nets hanging. The floor general said:
I want to reiterate, I don't know what I'm doing next year. Still. Nobody does but me. Not even my mom, my brother, my uncle, my cousin. I haven't talked to anybody about where I'm going next year.
Brooklyn wisely isn’t lounging around awaiting Williams’ decision. According to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, they’ll have their eyes fixed on Lin in free agency if D-Will does indeed depart. Such free agent aspirations aren’t farfetched.
Mark Berman of the New York Post reported that Lin’s agent Robert Montgomery isn’t sold on his client’s supposed sure return to the Big Apple. He said:
I don't expect that. We're not anticipating that's going to happen. We don't have assurances of anything. I know history shows most restricted free agents go back to their team, but I'm not going to assume anything. We're waiting to see what happens.
Lin would be an ideal replacement for Williams. If D-Will leaves, Brooklyn won’t be a playoff contender for a couple of years. At just 23 years old, that isn’t an issue for the still-developing Harvard grad.
On top of promising talent, expansion teams or on-the-move franchises must possess popular players to ignite a fan base with excitement. No player in the NBA was surrounded with more hype this year than Lin. The City That Never Sleeps has already fallen in love with Linsanity.
I can see it now: the BrookLin Nets.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.
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