Jeremy Lin signed with the Beijing Ducks on Tuesday, South China Morning Post reports. The 33-year-old former NBA star is expected to play for the rest of the 2021-22 Chinese Basketball Association season.
Lin is best known for his time at the Knicks in 2012, an era that was dubbed “Linsanity.” After leaving the Knicks in 2012, Lin played for several NBA teams: Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors were Lin’s last NBA team. He was a part of the 2019 team that won an NBA championship. Although he did not play many minutes during the playoffs, he did help the Raptors in key moments during the regular season.
Lin played for the Beijing Ducks from 2019 to 2020 until the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. He returned to America in 2020 and played in the NBA G League during the 2021 season for the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Lin performed well in the G-league but did not receive any offers from NBA teams. At the end of May, he posted a statement on Twitter that many believed to be a pre-emptive retirement statement, according to CBS Sports.
“I didn’t get it all done, but I have no regrets,” Lin wrote. “I gave my ALL and hold my head high. As for what’s next, I trust what God has in store for me … Thanks to everyone whose rolled with me on this journey. I love you all.”
Lin has returned to the CBA, and will look to help the Ducks during the second and third phases of the season.
“Playing basketball in China feels at home,” he said, according to South China Morning Post. “Thanks all fans for the support, and I am looking forward to the second and third phase of this season.”
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