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Jeremy Lin signs with the Charlotte Hornets


Jeremy Lin via Facebook

Going into my first true free agency as an NBA player this off-season, the one thing that mattered to me the most was finding a team that would be a good fit for me. I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me. After a LOT of prayer and long discussions with family and friends, I wanted to personally let you guys know I'll be joining the Charlotte Hornets.




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    I kno some may not be but im quite happy with the signing. I still think he can be a solid backup

    I'm good with it. I thought the backlash to the whole "Linsanity" thing went overboard, and that he's a pretty decent player. He's not small, either, so against most backcourts you could probably play him alongside Kemba for stretches. Probably time to start exploring a deal for Roberts, though. Roberts and Marvin for Haywood's non-guaranteed to open up some space? 

    Solid addition. He's definitely an upgrade over Roberts.
    Dude can get to the rim. Great for the second unit pick and rolls
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    The Prodigy
    Jul 08 2015 08:42 PM

    Really happy with this. He's going to be huge for us leading the second unit and also serving as Kemba injury insurance. Would have been awful to go into the season with Brob and Harrison as the backup PGs.

    I really like the move.  Welcome aboard, Jeremy.

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    Bosnian-Hornets-Fan
    Jul 08 2015 08:44 PM

    Good pickup for the backup PG spot....Gonna be good with the second unit I like the move

    Free agent picks Charlotte over LA. 

     

    Solid back up.  Love it. 

    Now trade Roberts for Shabazzzz!!! LEGGGGOOOO!!!!

    Love it - commitment to floor spacing

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    InProblematique
    Jul 08 2015 09:00 PM

    Very good pick-up indeed. He'll take a lot of the load off Kemba and he can shoot. Like it a lot. Also like that he chose us over LA and apparently Dallas.

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    The Prodigy
    Jul 08 2015 09:02 PM

    Wow for that price its even better. Steal.

    Looks like the full MLE is still available.
    So that and tax payer goes to around 84 million

    Free agent picks Charlotte over LA. 

     

    Solid back up.  Love it. 

     

    Same exact thing happened with Sessions.

     

    Lin is commenting a lot on his status, which is really cool btw, but he seems to love Coach Cliff. Cliff always has a good relationship with players, great quality that goes under appreciated.

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    The Prodigy
    Jul 08 2015 09:09 PM

    Is there anyone left who we might be looking to use our MLE on? Cant really think of anyone off the top of my head

    Some of Lin's comments:

     

    My number 1 priority was finding the best opportunity to get the most minutes playing my style of play. Wont get too much into it, but Charlotte was by far the best choice. Spoke to Coach Clifford for a couple hours and really understands my game. I feel like he will bring out the best in me.

     

     They want me at both the 1 and the 2, as well as running lots of pick and rolls. Great fit and opportunity!!

     

    My free agency goals were to find the right fit and a place where I could be most empowered to be the player I believe I can be. After having multiple discussions, Charlotte was the obvious choice!

     

    Gotta go where they want me! Charlotte and Coach Clifford made it clear they really wanted and believed in me.

    So happy with this signing.  Bobcats are getting an amazing player.  A hidden gem.

     

    I have been watching Jeremy Lin since his college days and he is one of the most underrated and under appreciated players.  He could easily start on more than half of the NBA teams if not for hidden racism against him in the NBA.  Both Houston and Lakers hurt his perception around the league.  McHale and Scott hates him because of his race and gave the minutes to unproven black players even though Jeremy Lin was clearly better.  James Harden and Kobe Bryant did not help either.  Those two are the biggest ballhogs in the NBA and took away all the shots from the team.

     

    If you look at the numbers, you will see that Jeremy Lin is one of the best penetrators in the league.  He has excellent handles and court vision.  Very good pick and roll player,  Good defender. He is also a very humble person and a great teammate!  

     

    Kemba Walker is starting but dont be surprised him Jeremy Lin replaces him and becomes the starter by All star break.  All he needs is a fair coach.

     

     

    Super super excited about this. Love Jeremy. One of my fav guys in the league.

    I don't see anything to not like about this...especially relative to the contract he got.

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    HokieHornet
    Jul 08 2015 09:27 PM

    I like this.  Fills some big needs, at a great price.

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    Founding Hornet
    Jul 08 2015 09:29 PM
    This is big!

    Shocked to see it.

    So happy with this signing.  Bobcats are getting an amazing player.  A hidden gem.

     

    I have been watching Jeremy Lin since his college days and he is one of the most underrated and under appreciated players.  He could easily start on more than half of the NBA teams if not for hidden racism against him in the NBA.  Both Houston and Lakers hurt his perception around the league.  McHale and Scott hates him because of his race and gave the minutes to unproven black players even though Jeremy Lin was clearly better.  James Harden and Kobe Bryant did not help either.  Those two are the biggest ballhogs in the NBA and took away all the shots from the team.

     

    If you look at the numbers, you will see that Jeremy Lin is one of the best penetrators in the league.  He has excellent handles and court vision.  Very good pick and roll player,  Good defender. He is also a very humble person and a great teammate!  

     

    Kemba Walker is starting but dont be surprised him Jeremy Lin replaces him and becomes the starter by All star break.  All he needs is a fair coach.

     

    Prediction: you are not gonna like Kemba or Big Al much

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    InProblematique
    Jul 08 2015 09:30 PM

    So happy with this signing.  Bobcats are getting an amazing player.  A hidden gem.

     

    I have been watching Jeremy Lin since his college days and he is one of the most underrated and under appreciated players.  He could easily start on more than half of the NBA teams if not for hidden racism against him in the NBA.  Both Houston and Lakers hurt his perception around the league.  McHale and Scott hates him because of his race and gave the minutes to unproven black players even though Jeremy Lin was clearly better.  James Harden and Kobe Bryant did not help either.  Those two are the biggest ballhogs in the NBA and took away all the shots from the team.

     

    If you look at the numbers, you will see that Jeremy Lin is one of the best penetrators in the league.  He has excellent handles and court vision.  Very good pick and roll player,  Good defender. He is also a very humble person and a great teammate!  

     

    Kemba Walker is starting but dont be surprised him Jeremy Lin replaces him and becomes the starter by All star break.  All he needs is a fair coach.

    Welcome to the board! Just remember it's the Hornets not the... well, the B word.

     

    It's a sore topic around here :P

     

    Hope you stick around and watch some Hornets games!