Charlotte Hornets Alumni: Jeremy Lin is playing well in China

Beijing Ducks Jeremy Lin. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)
Beijing Ducks Jeremy Lin. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images) /

After being away from the NBA, the former Charlotte Hornets point guard has been playing well in China.

After Jeremy Lin was not signed in free agency last year, the former Charlotte Hornets’ point guard took his talents to China to play for the Bejing Ducks. So far, he’s looking solid with his play in China, possibly helping his case to return to the NBA.

Jeremy Lin is former Hornet, who spent one season in Charlotte. He started in thirteen games and was a huge reason why the Hornets went to the playoffs in 2016. As a Hornet, he averaged 11.7 and 3.0 assists per game.

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However, last year Lin was very quiet, as he spent his 9th season with two teams. Lin finished last season with inconsistent minutes, but he ended becoming an NBA Champion with the Toronto Raptors.

Lin did not play a huge role in winning the championship for the Raptors, and teams noticed. At the end of free agency last year, Lin decided to take his talents to China after not being signed.

In the past few seasons, injuries have plagued Lin, and he’s not been able to get back to playing consistent NBA minutes. The last time Lin received over 25+ minutes per game was with the Hornets during the 2015-16 season.

In just twenty-four games with the Bejing Ducks, Lin has averaged 24.2 points, 5.8 assists, 5.8 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game. With his scoring, he’s been seeing a good rim, as he’s shooting 47% from the floor.

After playing only 19.4 minutes per game last season, Lin has been able to see 34.2 minutes per game with Bejing.

According to Basketball-Reference, Lin has also made the 8th most made free throws with 187. Lin has amassed this many free throws by averaging 7.8 of them per game.

With Lin’s play in China, he continues to be the best player on the Bejing Ducks’ roster. His impressive play has helped his team reach a 19-11 record in the CBA China League.

Lin is expected to finish the 2019-20 CBA China League as the best scorer and passer on his team. With this kind of play, it’s hard to determine if it will be enough to get him back into the NBA.

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After remaining healthy so far with Bejing, maybe it will prove to teams that he’s ready. Everyone in the NBA would like to see a little more “Linsanity” before he officially retires one day.