NBA star Jeremy Lin has been an unrestricted free agent for the forthcoming season and although he has not yet lived up fully to his reputation during the Linsanity, several teams are rumored to be showing an interest in signing him.
At a press event in Taiwan, Lin said that he feels it is important for him to find a team “with a style and a system that fit me. For example, I like a fast game, I like a pick-and-roll,” Aol reports.
He also shared when asked if he considers anyone, “If I can choose, I would love Mike D’Antoni for the head coach job.”
“I think if I can play with Anthony Davis, it would be great. It doesn’t matter where I throw the ball, he can slam dunk. I love this kind of player the most,” he added.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, D’Antoni reportedly met up with Denver Nuggets to talk about their head-coach position vacancy but no official statement has been released on the outcome of their meeting. While some reports claim that he will make a great head coach in Golden State Warriors.
Although many say that Golden State maybe a good place for Lin, some are skeptical if the player will agree to $3.3 million per year contract, with others suggesting that it seems likely he could get more from another team.
Alex Kennedy from Basketball Insiders said that based on sources, New York Knicks have reached out to Lin, “There have been rumblings from league sources that the Knicks may pursue free agent Jeremy Lin this summer. No word what they would offer.”
But fans state that if he does sign up with Knicks again, it may be a supplementary signing and not as a headline acquisition.
Meanwhile, Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News shared that Los Angeles Lakers also called Lin in case he wants to return to his previous team, “The Lakers expressed interest in retaining Lin after free agency began on Tuesday night, according to a league source familiar with the situation.”
This may be unlikely to happen though as he said to struggle all year and clashed with head coach Byron Scott. Lin also commented at the end of the season that he had difficulties during the past year while he tried to figure out the Lakers system.
Medina also shared that other teams interested on Lin are Dallas Mavericks, Memphis Grizzlies, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers.