Where EAST meets the Northwest
Jeremy Lin (#7) shoots past Miles Plumlee of the Milwaukee Bucks during a
National Basketball Association (NBA) game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in this
March 26, 2016 file photo. Lin has agreed to a three-year, $36-million contract
with the Brooklyn Nets, a person with knowledge of the details has told The
Associated Press. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
From The Asian Reporter, V26, #13 (July 4, 2016), page 13.
Jeremy Lin tweets that heís heading to the Brooklyn Nets
By Brian Mahoney
The Associated Press
NEW YORK ó Jeremy Lin is heading back to the city where "Linsanity" was born.
Lin has agreed to a three-year, $36-million contract with the Brooklyn Nets,
a person with knowledge of the details told The Associated Press.
Lin tweeted earlier that he was headed to Brooklyn, posting a photo of
himself dribbling the ball in a Nets uniform in front of the teamís logo and
writing: "The journey continues ... thankful for the next chapter!! #Godisgood."
The person confirmed the details of the contract on condition of anonymity
because the deal cannot be signed until July 7.
Linís breakout in the NBA came in New York ó with the Knicks ó during the
2011-2012 season. The undrafted point guard from Harvard came off the bench to
spark the Knicks to a victory over the then-New Jersey Nets and scored at least
20 points nine times in a 10-game span as Linsanity briefly became the biggest
story in basketball.
The NBAís first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese decent appeared
on the cover of Sports Illustrated in consecutive weeks and carried New
York into the playoff race before a knee injury ended his season.
He reunites with new Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, who was a Knicks assistant
under Mike DíAntoni and later Mike Woodson in Linís lone season in New York.
Lin left after that season for Houston and later played for the Los Angeles
Lakers before having a solid season in Charlotte as the backup to Kemba Walker.
He averaged 11.7 points in helping the Hornets reach the playoffs, where they
lost to Miami in seven games in the first round.
The Nets had been in need of a point guard since buying out Deron Williams
last summer. Jarrett Jack was the starter last season until tearing his ACL in
January; the Nets waived him in late June to save themselves all but $500,000 of
what would have been a $6.3-million contract for next season if Jack remained on
AP Sports writer Steve Reed in Charlotte, North Carolina, contributed to this
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