The Charlotte Hornets made several key acquisitions this offseason, including trading for Nic Batum and drafting Frank Kaminsky. But if you ask Michael Jordan, the team’s principal owner, the biggest move they made this offseason was… Jeremy Lin. From the Xinhua News Agency, quoting MJ during his time in China for the NBA Global Games 2015 recently:
Jordan made specific mention of Jeremy Lin, who joined in the Hornets from the LA Lakers this summer. Jordan saw it a successful deal, “We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition. His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball something,” Jordan said.
Lin put up 11.2 points and 4.6 assists last season with the LA Lakers, and looked good against the Clippers in preseason (see below), but it’s unclear exactly what his role will be with the Hornets yet, given that Kemba Walker was the team’s starting PG in 2014-15.
H/T: The Score