Jeremy Lin’s future in the NBA is in serious doubt as the free agent believes that the franchises in the league have given up on him. Lin was lucky enough to be apart of the 2019 Raptors championship team that defeated the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, but just months later, he finds himself without a team going into the 2019-20 season.
Frank Urbina of HoopsHype recently created a list of potential teams that could select Lin in the 2019 free agency, one of those teams happen to be the Golden State Warriors.
“A reunion nearly 10 years later would not only make for a good story, it could benefit Golden State, as they’re already down one guard for a good chunk of the season due to injury (Klay Thompson) and are lacking in the backup point guard department outside of the still-unproven Jacob Evans. With Shaun Livingston’s departure and D’Angelo Russell projected to spend a lot of his time playing alongside Stephen Curry rather than backing him up, the Warriors could use a backup point guard capable of running a steady second-unit offense. Lin could be that guy.”
The Warriors is where Jeremy Lin started his NBA career and with the number of changes that the franchise is going through this season, it may be a perfect match. A reunion between the Warriors and Lin is not only nice to think about but it’s also a great move for the franchise who could do with a little more backcourt depth.
Urbina suggests that Lin would be the perfect point guard to back up Steph Curry as D’Angelo Russell will be more suited playing alongside Curry rather than beside him. Klay Thompson’s injury in the Finals against the Raptors will keep him off the court for the majority of 2020 season which means the Warriors could really use a player like Jeremy Lin to help out Curry.
There’s been no word from the Warriors yet that would make us think that they were planning to select him in this year’s free agency. With little interest from other franchises, the Warriors still have the opportunity to sign Lin.