The <i>Los Angeles Times</i> reported overnight that the Golden State Warriors are set to offer a guaranteed contract to Harvard guard Jeremy Lin. Such a signing would break a long streak in the NBA, that being an Asian-American signed to a guaranteed contract, and a player from Harvard suiting up in the NBA.
Lin is from the San Francisco Bay area and, thus, playing in Oakland will be a homecoming for the Ivy League product. But the Warriors were not the only team considering inking Lin to a guaranteed contract. Lin's impressive NBA Summer League performance opened a few eyes, but ultimately it will be the Warriors giving him the chance at the next level.