Jeremy Lin announces deal with the Charlotte Hornets

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We are deep into NBA Free Agency now and somewhere close to two billion dollars has now been spent by teams acquiring new players and negotiating new contracts.


Kevin Love, Marc Gasol, Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis are all set for life after signing deals worth over $100M to stay at their current teams for the long term, while Goran Dragic, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Butler all got very close to breaking three figures themselves.

This story isn't about one of those deals or something even in the same ballpark. No, it's much better. Linsanity has a new destination.


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Lin To Charlotte

According to a report from the man himself, Jeremy Lin has decided to make the Charlotte Hornets the next stop in his NBA career, after his time with the Los Angeles Lakers came to an end.

Lin took to his official Instagram account to post an image of the Hornets logo before then posting a mock up of him in the uniform of his new team, accompanied with the hashtag #BuzzCity.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports took the story further, revealing that the Hornets have given Lin a two-year contract worth just over $4-million. 

Lin was an unrestricted free agent after making nearly $15 million last season with the Los Angeles Lakers. He bounced in and out of coach Byron Scott's starting lineup and endured criticism from Scott and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant.

It seemed like he was set to move to the Dallas Mavericks, but with the wake of DeAndre Jordan saga still lingering, Lin has chosen the option from the Hornets instead.

In 74 games, including 30 starts, Lin averaged 11.2 points, his lowest total since his rookie season, on 42 percent shooting from the field, also his lowest since his rookie season. He was a starter at the front end of the season before his poor performances saw him be replaced by Jordan Clarkson.

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