KNICKS CLAIM JEREMY LIN
New York Knickerbockers Senior Vice President, Basketball Operations and Interim General Manager Glen Grunwald announced Tuesday that the team has claimed guard Jeremy Lin off waivers.
Lin, 6-3, 200-pounds, averaged 2.6 points, 1.4 assists and 1.2 rebounds over 9.8 minutes in 29 games with Golden State last season and in 20 games for Reno of the NBA D-League, he averaged 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 20 games. The Torrance, CA-native, signed with the Warriors as an undrafted free agent on Jul. 21, 2010, following a four-year playing career at Harvard University where he appeared in 115 games (87 starts) and averaged 12.9 points on .481 shooting, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.96 steals over 29.3 minutes. Waived by the Warriors on Dec. 9, 2011, Lin was claimed off waivers by Houston on Dec. 12, and later waived on Dec. 24.
We’re not exactly sure how coach Mike D’antoni will utilize the 23 year old Lin. He’ll probably see time along with Iman Shumpert and back up Baron Davis when he gets back on the floor again. If given any kind of decent playing time (20-25 mpg) Lin can fill a stat sheet pretty much across the board. Kind of a low risk-high reward kind of pick up for the Knicks.