Jeremy Lin G LAL 1 month ago

Lin played in 74 games for the Lakers in his fifth NBA season, averaging 11.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 26 minutes per game. This was the final year of his three-year, roughly $25 million deal he originally signed with the Rockets, and he will now enter unrestricted free agency this offseason.

After starting all 82 games with the Rockets in 2012-13, Lin has now had back-to-back seasons where he has served dominantly as a backup. As a result, Lin's numbers obviously took a dip, but he still serves as an above-average point guard. His minutes within the Lakers' rotation fluctuated throughout the regular season, as after starting the season as the team's primary point guard, his duties were ultimately overtaken by First-Team All-Rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson. Lin's best stint of the regular season, however, actually came when he was not the starter. In late March, with the season winding down, Lin had a four-game stretch where he averaged 21.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists in just over 30 minutes. The stretch that late in the season showed that Lin still has something to offer and was important for him as he enters free agency. And while he obviously won't be make the $15 million he made in 2015-16, he still should not have any issues finding an NBA team that will sign him to a reasonable contract for the next few seasons.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 1 month ago

Lin revealed in a recent blog post on his website that he felt "burnt out" at the end of the season, the LA Daily News reports. "I felt pretty burnt out coming out of this past season," Lin wrote. "I felt like I gave great effort to play well, play the right way, and maintain the right perspective despite seeing very little fruit. So when the season first ended I felt verylazy. I know it's natural to feel worn out after a long year, but I was surprised by how drained I felt and how little excitement I felt to start my off-season training."

Lin endured an especially tough season as the Lakers limped to a 21-61 record, failing to fit in with coach Byron Scott's system and struggling with inconsistency and minor injuries. The unrestricted-free-agent-to-be admitted that he took three-and-a-half weeks off after the season to recharge, but he's now in the midst of his offseason training program. Lin, who missed the final seven games of the season with a left knee injury, finished the year averaging 11.2 points on 42.4 percent shooting to go with 4.6 assists and 2.2 turnovers in 74 games. It seems unlikely that Lin will be back with the Lakers next season, though neither party has ruled out negotiating a new contract.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin (knee) will miss the final three games of the season, Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times reports.

A recent MRI revealed an abnormality in the left meniscus that Lin tore back in 2012. He may only need rest to address the issue, but even if that's the case, the Lakers have no incentive to bring him back for another game or two. Jabari Brown and Wes Johnson should get all the minutes they can handle over the final three games, with Dwight Buycks also a key part of the rotation. The knee issue couldn't have cropped up at a worse time for Lin, who is set to become a free agent this summer.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin (knee) will participate in pre-game warmups, but he still appears doubtful to play Sunday Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News reports.

With the Lakers playing for a draft pick at this point, there's little reason for Lin to play if he's at all hurt. Expect him to sit the rest of the regular season in order to avoid any type of long term injury.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin missed Saturday's practice due to a sore left knee, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Absent the last two games due to the ailment, Lin received further rest Saturday. A recent MRI confirmed that he's dealing with an abnormality in his meniscus, meaning his season is certainly in jeopardy. However, the Lakers have yet to rule him out for Sunday's contest against the Mavericks.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin (knee) will not play Friday against the Timberwolves, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.

Lin is still battling soreness in his knee, and he'll miss a second straight game. Jabari Brown will again start alongside Jordan Clarkson in Lin's place.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin (knee) will have his left knee examined Thursday, Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times reports.

Lin was held out of Wednesday's game with soreness in the knee - the same one on which he had surgery in 2012 to repair a torn meniscus. At this point, the MRI should be considered precautionary, but his status for the rest of the season may be dependent upon the result. If he's held out again Friday against Minnesota, rookie Jabari Brown will likely make another start.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin (knee) is a late scratch ahead of tip-off for Wednesday's game and will not play due to soreness in his right knee, Mike Bresnahan of the L.A Times reports.

Lin was initially in the Lakers' starting lineup, but was scratched due to lingering soreness in his knee shortly before the game was set to start. Jabari Brown will replace Lin at shooting guard.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin is still starting in the backcourt for the Lakers, but he played just 24 minutes Tuesday after playing just 17 minutes Sunday.

If Lin isn't going to play at least 28 minutes per game, it's highly unlikely that he'll collect enough stats to be worth using in standard leagues the rest of the way. Also, with his minutes unclear, it'd be a poor investment to spend money on Lin in daily games.

Jeremy Lin G LAL 3 months ago

Lin (illness) posted 10 points, three rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 28 minutes of action Wednesday against the Pelicans.

Lin had missed the last two games with an illness, but he appears set to play moving forward. He's averaging 14.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 steals in March, and is worth owning in standard leagues as a starter.