In an exclusive interview with the Xinhua News Agency of China, Michael Jordan has revealed he expects big things from his newest point guard addition.
When answering a question about how his Charlotte Hornets would do this season, Jordan made specific mention to Jeremy Lin.
"We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition. His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball something."
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A return to 'Linsanity'?
Jordan will be hoping that Lin can recover the form that made him an overnight sensation in the NBA.
Lin was nothing more than a bench warmer for the New York Knicks before he burst onto the NBA scene with a 25 point, seven assist game in early February 2012. This was followed by a stretch of unbelievable performances that left the NBA in shock. In one ten game stretch, he averaged an outstanding 24.6 points per game and 9.2 assists per game.
After that Lin's production dropped as he bounced around the league with the Houston Rockets and LA Lakers. Now he arrives in Charlotte, a smaller market where his performance will not be under the National spotlight every night.
This could mean a return to the days of Linsanity for the Chinese guard as he plays with more freedom on the court.
The Hornets could use with an outburst from Lin after a disappointing 2014-15 NBA season. The team went backwards after a promising season beforehand and will want to draw from any source of optimism going forward.