Jeremy Lin Helps Nets Snap 16 Games Losing Streak, Lin A Part Of Brooklyn Nets Future?
Jeremy Lin is back to his old scoring ways as he poured in 17 points in 19 minutes of play coupled with five dimes and two boards during a win against the Sacramento Kings. Lin is still playing limited minutes while still recovering from a hamstring injury.
The Sacramento Kings game is the third game that Jeremy Lin played after suffering a hamstring injury. The injury prevented Lin from playing since Dec. 26, 2017. In his first two games back, the point guard only registered 15 minutes of play.
Brooklyn Nets currently have the worst record in this NBA season with a 10-49 win-loss record. The win against the Sacramento Kings snapped the Brooklyn Nets' 16 games losing streak.
With a playoff run already out of reach, the Brooklyn Nets has nothing to play for but pride and use the remaining games in the schedule to try and be better. For Jeremy Lin, the remaining games may be an excellent way to get back in rhythm and prepare for the next NBA season.
The Nets did not make any significant moves during the NBA trade deadline and is expected to make significant changes to its roster in the offseason. The Nets do not have a pick to upgrade its roster, hence it will rely on the free agency market and trades to bolster its roster.
Jeremy Lin has been an excellent player for the Nets so far and has proven that he is able to deliver given the right system. The Linsanity phenomena may have died down but Lin's basketball skills and IQ is enough for the Nets to keep him.
Jeremy Lin is currently second in points per game on the Nets' roster this season with 13.3ppg. Lin is also leading all Nets players in assists with 5.5 assists per game season average.