Jeremy Lin’s comeback to the NBA may still go through his home town after all.
One day after AsAmNews reported the Warriors G League team failed to gain approval to sign Lin, Marc Stein of the NY Times reports the Golden State Warriors remain interested.
According to Stein, the Warriors will explore all options to have him as insurance should they need an experienced guard to join the team this season.
The Warriors already lost superstar guard Klay Thompson for the season to injury and hope to fill the gap with newly acquired Kelly Oubre and last year’s late season acquisition Andrew Wiggins.
However with the NBA attempting to play a shortened season amidst a pandemic, the Warriors want to make sure they have a veteran that can be called up in case of injury or coronavirus related absences.
Lin who hasn’t gotten a lot of interest in the free agent market since last playing for Toronto in 2019, is hoping to find a way back to the league.
Lin originally joined the Warriors in his first season in the NBA in 2010-2011, but the team cut in. He subsequently joined the New York Knicks the following season in what became known as Linsanity, his best season in his 11 season NBA career.
Lin spent last season playing in the Chinese Basketball Association with the Beijing Ducks.
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