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Could Jeremy Lin return to the NBA?

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In 2010, Jeremy Lin made his NBA debut out of Harvard for the Golden State Warriors. He only averaged 2.6 points in 29 games during his rookie season before having success with the New York Knicks the following season, averaging 14.6 points in 35 games.

The well-traveled Jeremy Lin has made stops in Houston, Los Angeles, Charlotte, Brooklyn and Toronto over the next seven seasons. Out of the NBA last season, Lin played in China for the Beijing Ducks. Now it appears the 32-year-old Jeremy Lin will sign with the Warriors’ G League team. Question is whether or not Lin will return to the NBA where his career began and if so, can he make a contribution?

Jeremy Lin will join the G League Santa Cruz Warriors and has been working out with the team and taking part in scrimmages. Not new to the G League, Lin played for two different G League teams over his career with stops in Erie, Pennsylvania and Reno, Nevada.

The Warriors were one of the worst teams in the league last year in part due to the injuries to Klay Thompson and Steph Curry. The backups to Curry and Andrew Wiggins at guard are Brad Wanamaker, Damion Lee, and Jordan Poole. Wanamaker averaged seven points in 19 minutes per game with the Celtics last season. Lee was solid last season, averaging 12.7 points in nearly 30 minutes per game. Poole averaged nine points in 22 minutes per game.

If Lin makes an impression in the G League, he could be called up, but one must wonder how much court time he will get. He could be seen as an insurance policy, or mentors to some of the younger guards on the roster. The Warriors really have nothing to lose having Jeremy Lin in the G League. If he can come anywhere near his career averages of 11.6 points and 4.3 assists per game, Lin should see NBA action this season.

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