|21st July, 2010||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Golden State.|
|28th December, 2010||D-League||Assigned by Golden State to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.|
|3rd January, 2011||D-League||Recalled by Golden State from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.|
|9th January, 2011||D-League||Assigned by Golden State to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.|
|5th February, 2011||D-League||Recalled by Golden State from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.|
|17th March, 2011||D-League||Assigned by Golden State to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.|
|28th March, 2011||D-League||Recalled by Golden State from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.|
|9th December, 2011||NBA||Waived by Golden State.|
|11th December, 2011||NBA||Claimed off waivers by Houston.|
|25th December, 2011||NBA||Waived by Houston.|
|27th December, 2011||NBA||Claimed off waivers by New York.|
|17th January, 2012||D-League||Assigned by New York to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.|
|23rd January, 2012||D-League||Recalled by New York from Erie BayHawks of the D-League.|
|14th July, 2012||NBA||Signed a three year, $25,123,938 offer sheet with Houston.|
|17th July, 2012||NBA||New York declined to match offer sheet.|
|13th July, 2014||NBA||Traded by Houston, along with a 2015 first round pick (#27, Larry Nance Jr) and a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed), to L.A. Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to Sergei Lischuk (#49, 2004).|
|9th July, 2015||NBA||Signed a two year, $4,374,255 contract with Charlotte. Included player option for 2016/17.|
|7th June, 2016||NBA||Declined 2016/17 player option.|
|7th July, 2016||NBA||Signed a three year, $36 million contract with Brooklyn. Included player option for 2018/19.|
|12th February, 2018||NBA||Exercised 2018/19 player option.|
|13th July, 2018||NBA||Traded by Brooklyn, along with a 2025 second round pick and the right to swap 2023 second round picks, to Atlanta in exchange for a protected 2020 second round pick and the draft rights to Isaia Cordinier (#44, 2016).|
|11th February, 2019||NBA||Waived by Atlanta.|
|13th February, 2019||NBA||Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Toronto.|
|2006 - 2010||Harvard (NCAA)|
|July 2010||Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)|
|July 2010 - December 2011||Golden State Warriors (NBA)|
|December 2011||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|December 2011 - June 2012||New York Knicks (NBA)|
|July 2012 - July 2014||Houston Rockets (NBA)|
|July 2014 - June 2015||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
|July 2015 - June 2016||Charlotte Hornets (NBA)|
|July 2016 - July 2018||Brooklyn Nets (NBA)|
|July 2018 - present||Atlanta Hawks (NBA)|
September 12, 2018
Lin was acquired by the Hawks into cap space, without much in the way of sweetener going the other way. Normally, players traded into cap space are either very good or highly unwanted, and with the latter, a first-round pick (or more) is usually traded with their contract as sweetener. Not so with Lin, onto whom the Brooklyn Nets stuck only a 2025 second-round pick in moving him to Atlanta. Lin is an unlikely Hawk, a now-veteran reserve point guard without upside or team control on his contract, who nevertheless replaces Dennis Schroeder as a more harmonious, cheaper alternative to push Trae Young's career along.
Perhaps the answer to Lin's perceived value lies in the secondary revenues he creates; by virtue of his Chinese heritage and the size of their increasingly passionate fanbase, Lin yields a ton of merchandise and apparel sales for whichever team he is signed to. However, by the time the trade deadline passes, all those Hawks Lin jerseys will already have been bought. Assuming he has only negligible trade value (which he will unless the Hawks are prepared to use him to take on salary, which would be highly out of character and out of kilter with the rest of the moves they have made of late), he becomes a logical buyout candidate. On a team not intending to win anything any time soon, what incentive is there to keep him?
June 29, 2018
PG - 6’3, 200lbs - 29 years old - 8 years of experience
Injured mere minutes into the season, Lin’s role was to sit on the bench in a series of sharp outfits and snazzy haircuts. He performed this with aplomb, and thus can arguably be said to have had a fantastic year, apart from the bit where he was injured mere minutes into the season.
Already having opted in to his player option for next season, there is the chance that if he can prove his good health and get back to his normal career level of play, Lin will have some resale value down the right. That is likely the intent, at least, for with D’Angelo Russell in the fold, Caris LeVert’s good second year to consider and (you would imagine) a strong desire to keep the incredibly solid Spencer Dinwiddie, the need for ball handling primary playmaking guards is very much marginalised. All three have youth and upside on their side over Lin, and while decisions between the three may have to be made down the road, the more immediate decision to be made is where Lin fits in alongside them.
Even after digging out a couple of good players through the Redraft and Reclamation process thus far, the Nets still need to improve their overall talent level by quite away. Lin’s return will help with that, for he is a solid-starter-excellent-reserve calibre of lead guard who betters any team he is on. The point of signing he and Trevor Booker, though, was not so much to aid the team immediately as it was to be warm and helpful presences while waiting to be turned around for assets down the road.
It worked with Booker. With good health, maybe soon it will work with Lin as well. And if he does stay and see out his contract – which is entirely likely considering the injury – here’s hoping he gets back to the fun stuff again.
Player Plan: One year and $12,516,746 remaining. Look to move, potentially as salary relief for a team with a big 2020-expiring bad deal they wouldn’t mind attaching something useful to to be free of while getting a useful player like Lin in return. Solomon Hill, for example.
June 29, 2017
PG, 6’3, 200lbs, 28 years old, 7 years of experience
Seems at home in a pace-and-space system; give him a team of shooters to spot up around him and he'll find them (35.5% assist percentage) while still getting his own. Admittedly in a shortened season due to injury and ignoring the lazy defence that stats never cover well, this was nevertheless Lin's best year since Linsanity. It was notable how much the team struggled without him (1-27 stretch after he got injured; 11-12 stretch upon his return). Nonetheless, if a pick is there to be had, take it; the sign-vets-trade-vets-for-picks strategy might never work this well again.
Player Plan: Has a $12 million salary for next season, then an option for 2018/19 at $12,516,746. Shouldn’t think he would exercise the option, thus essentially making this the final year. Trade him so as to get something for him.
July 8, 2013
January 10, 2011
In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.
Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.
September 28, 2010
The Warriors started early, nabbing Jeremy Lin after summer league ended to a contract that has $350,000 in guaranteed money. Since this represents almost 75% of his entire rookie year salary, you can safely assumed he's sticking around for the duration
July 10, 2010
Lin's major strength is his scoring efficiency. As a 6'3 guard, he shot 52% last year as a first option player, which is pretty hard to imagine. But that's about it for the moment. He's an unathletic 6'3 score-first player who turns it over too much to be a point guard, who is too small and grounded to he a two guard, and who doesn't shoot from outside particularly well either. He defends fairly well, though, and neither is he timid. And if he can improve his ball-handling and jumpshot, there's enough guile there to override his physical tools. But shooting and dribble are prerequisite point guard skills for a reason.