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Jeremy Lin is returning to the franchise who gave him his start in the NBA-the Golden State Warriors.
Just weeks after his deal with the Warriors fell through after a paperwork hold up, the Warriors signed him to its G League team, reported the Athletic. Lin will begin playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors in a bubble at Walt Disney World in Orlando beginning next month.
The deal paves a path for Lin to return to the NBA should the Warriors need a veteran presence to replace an injured player.
Lin played last season for the Beijing Ducks in China after he could not land with another NBA team. In 2019, he became the first Asian American player to win an NBA Championship when the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors.
Lin originally played with the NBA Warriors in the 2010 – 2011 season before being released. He would eventually join the New York Knicks the following season and made his mark in what became known as Linsanity. He made the cover of Sports Illustrated two weeks in a row.
Last year before joining the Ducks, he broke down sharing his struggles to get back into the NBA, saying the league had given up on him.
The Warrior deal gives Lin a second shot. He remains a favorite with many fans and no doubt many will be rooting for him. He also returns to his Bay Area roots.
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