Although I myself am not an ultra Jeremy Lin fan, I do know some of you are, so I decided to post this to inform you of his homecoming. Jeremy is on his way back home to San Fran to play with the Golden State Warriors. While you love birds are resting, I however am in my nocturnal state breaking news for your pleasant eyeballs to skim through when you awake.
The Warriors are close to landing a player who is turning out to be a cult figure.
Guard Jeremy Lin, a Bay Area native who played at Harvard, is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with the Warriors.
Lin, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound combo guard who was undrafted out of Harvard, played for the Dallas Mavericks summer league and piqued the interest of several teams with his play. But the former Palo Alto High School star is signing with the Warriors, his favorite team growing up.
Lin's deal is partially guaranteed this year, and the Warriors hold a team option for the second season.
The Warriors need a point guard after trading C.J. Watson to the Chicago Bulls. Lin is going to get his chance to fill that void. The Warriors could still go out and get a veteran point guard. That would allow time for Lin — who has the game of a shooting guard but needs to play point at the pro level — to develop without pressure.
Lin would become the first Asian born in the United States to play in the NBA first since San Jose's Rex Walters, the current University of San Francisco coach.
He averaged 9.8PPG, 3.2RPG and 1.8APG in Summer League play for the Dallas Mavericks. The Los Angeles Lakers were supposedly in the lead for courting this Asian Sensation according to the article below but things seemed to have fallen apart apparently.
Jeremy Lin is about to pull off a rare double. A Harvard education followed by becoming a running mate for Kobe Bryant.
The 6-3 guard could be signing with the Los Angeles Lakers in the next few days.
Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles reports that Lin, who was undrafted, could be backing up Bryant and Derek Fisher.
"We're just trying to sort out the best roster fit, the best situation for Jeremy, but we're highly considering the Lakers," agent Roger Montgomery told McMenamin.
Lin, who won a high school title in California with Palo Alto High, averaged 9.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals playing for the Mavericks' summer league team.
Either way, we missed out on the guy but I'm confident that The Don has a plan for us. My faith is solely in the hands of Walsh. Take me Donnie, take me.