After playing basketball in China for a year, veteran guard Jeremy Lin is on track to return to the NBA. And he might just do it with the team that gave him his first shot in the league.
According to multiple reports, Lin will sign a deal with Exhibit 10 deal with Golden State Warriors in the coming days. The 32-year-old Lin, however, isn’t expected to be part of the team’s 15-men roster and should play for their G League affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors.
Playing in G League gives Lin a better chance of making an NBA roster. He can either get signed by another team or promoted to NBA by Warriors on a two-way contract.
Jeremy Lin spent his rookie season with the Warriors, playing 29 games with the organization during the 2010/11 NBA season. He averaged less than 10 minutes on the floor, contributing 2.6 points per game.
After this struggling outing in Golden State, Lin joined New York Knicks during the 2011/12 campaign. In New York, he had a productive 12-game stretch that later became known as “Linsanity” and established him as a quality starter in the league.
Lin later played with Houston Rockets, LA Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, and Atlanta Hawks, among other teams. His last NBA stint was an NBA Title run with Toronto Raptors in 2019.
Lin spent the 2019/20 season with Beijing Ducks, playing in 39 games and averaging 22.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game. He helped the Ducks to playoffs semis, where they lost to defending champions Guangdong Southern Tigers.