Brooklyn Nets Offering Jeremy Lin a Perfect Moment of Truth

July 7th, 2016 by Sara Peters Leave a reply »

As the Brooklyn Nets inked Jeremy Lin to a three-year, $36 million deal at the start of free agency, they reunited him with the city where he once put his name on the map. They also offered him the perfect situation to prove he can be an NBA starter.

The expectations of the team's performance are low, the support for Lin in New York City remains relatively high and the action in Barclays Center is scrutinized less keenly than Madison Square Garden's.

But most importantly, Lin's reuniting with Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, one of the (former) New York Knicks assistants that made Linsanity possible. Atkinson, "the point guard whisperer," is celebrated for being a genius at player development, and if anyone can make Lin a true NBA starter, maybe it's him.   

To make space for Lin, the Nets waived last year's starting point guard, Jarrett Jack. Brooklyn also previously traded starting power forward Thaddeus Young to the Indiana Pacers for two draft picks, selecting Michigan Wolverines shooting guard Caris LeVert at No. 20 and Coney Island's own Isaiah Whitehead, a Seton Hall poin ...

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