NBA rumors are swirling around Jeremy Lin. Thanks to a couple of great games recently, many are wondering if the Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford will promote him to the starting lineup.
According to ESPN, Clifford will not promote Lin over Kemba Walker or Courtney Lee. Clifford stated that Lin has been utilized off the bench the entire regular season, so he's going to be in that role for the rest of the season.
Against the San Antonio Spurs last week, Jeremy Lin decided to explode. It was very reminiscent of that awesome phase that he went through with the New York Knicks that made him a global sensation. Lin notched 29 points and seven assists, which made him a trend on social media. The following night, he scored 21 points against the Brooklyn Nets. Both games were victories for the Charlotte Hornets, which created quite a bit of hype that Lin was going to be surging again.
While many NBA fans are critical of Steve Clifford for not riding the hot hands, it makes sense that he doesn't want to shake things up too much with the Charlotte Hornets. They are currently sitting on a 42-31 record, which places them at the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference. If the NBA Playoffs were to start today, then they would be headed towards a first round match up against the Atlanta Hawks, a series that the Hornets could win.
Jeremy Lin becomes a free agent again this upcoming summer. These explosive games as of late have caught the attention of NBA coaches and executives. Lin wants the league to know that he can still be a valuable contributor and deserves a good amount of money. There might even be a place in the National Basketball Association where Lin can be a starter again. At 27 years old, he can be a long term solution somewhere.
Jeremy Lin won't be one of the headline free agent signings in the NBA this upcoming summer. That's more than likely going to be Kevin Durant, if he decides to walk away from the Oklahoma City Thunder. After all the big name players are off the board, then Lin will be picked up by a team in the National Basketball Association. Jeremy won't make the big headlines, but he might still be able to make a big impact.
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