With the Charlotte Hornets lacking depth at the point guard position, the team should take a look at reuniting with Jeremy Lin.
After the loss of Kemba Walker in Free Agency, there is clearly a need for depth at the point guard position for the Charlotte Hornets. As of now, Charlotte only has two active point guards on their roster for next season.
The Hornets will likely have Terry Rozier as their new starter, and Devonte Graham is set to be their backup point guard. If Charlotte is not quite ready to give Graham big-time minutes, there may be a solution.
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The Hornets have the opportunity to reunite with Jeremy Lin in Free Agency. Lin played for the Hornets during the 2015-16 season, and he was a significant reason why Charlotte went to the playoffs.
During that season, Lin managed to average 11.7 points, three assists, and 3.2 rebounds per game. He spent a majority of the season coming off the bench, but he gave the Hornets productive minutes when they needed him as a starter.
He also was a major contributor during the playoffs that year, as he averaged 12.4 points and 2.6 assists per game. Despite his great play, the Hornets would ultimately fall to the Miami Heat in game seven.
Since leaving Charlotte, he has not been able to stay with one team for too long. Lin’s most recent team was the Toronto Raptors, and he was a part of the squad that won the championship.
Signing Lin would assure Charlotte that they would be getting productive minutes from their backup point guard. Lin would also be a nice mentor to Terry Rozier and Charlotte’s younger players.
I’m not sure if Devonte Graham should be the backup point guard yet, but the Hornets could use another guard anyway after losing Jeremy Lamb. Lin can also play both guard positions for the Hornets.
We know that Lin can play both guard positions, as he proved that he could do so in the 2015-16 season when he started next to Walker. I think Charlotte is the only team that could guarantee him decent playing time.
Lin is a proven scorer and is a reliable option to go to when a team needs a bucket. He could easily average about eight points per game off the bench next season if he was with the Hornets.
We all know how good Lin can be after his impressive play in the comeback win over the San Antonio Spurs in 2016. He scored twenty-nine points and racked up seven rebounds in that game.
Lin is entering his 10th NBA season, and at 30 years old, I think he still has a lot he can do. Charlotte needs to consider bringing him back and letting fans experience another season of Linsanity.
The NBA season is set to start in three months, so the Hornets do not have long to pick up another guard. If Charlotte is interested in Lin, I would expect them to sign him within the next few weeks.