A lot of speculation suggests that Los Angeles Lakers might not sign up Jeremy Lin again, making the Harvard alumni a free agent for the upcoming draft in July. Rumors have it that Lin might go to either Denver Nuggets or the Indiana Pacers.
According to a report by Master Herald, the aggressiveness shown by Lin during the second half of the season with Lakers might go well with Denver Nuggets especially if the team decides to get Lin’s former mentor Mike D’Antoni as their coach. D’Antoni’s tactics when it comes to offense might be the perfect fit for the point guard, Silver Screen Roll reported.
Nuggets president Josh Kroenke also mentioned in an interview that he has his eyes set on making some changes on the team’s current roster.
“We’re going to be aggressive this summer as an organization, and continue to be aggressive until we feel we have the roster that can truly compete for something special,” he said.
However, the Nuggets reportedly opted to go with Michael Malone as head coach instead of D’Antoni, making Lin’s position in the team less likely. Based on a report by Christian Today, Lin has also been rumored to join Houston Rockets but no development has been reported on the matter. The article suggested that with Nuggets and Rockets seemingly out of the picture, Lin might go with Indiana Pacers since the team might let C.J. Watson go. If he opts-in with less pay, he would go well Pacers to back up point guard George Hill.
Rant Sports agreed that Lin will be a solid pick for the Pacers since due to health issues, Watson was not available as a good backup for Hill during most of the last season. The report also said that even though Lin might not be the type of player Pacers usually sign up, he presumably will do better than Watson.
No official announcement has been made by Lin regarding the matter.