Warriors to Sign Jeremy Lin

by July 21, 2010

Lin, who had a stellar Summer League for the Mavs, is expected to ink with the Warriors (and become immensely popular among their fans.) From the Mercury News: “The Warriors are close to landing a player who is turning out to be a cult figure. Guard Jeremy Lin, a Bay Area native who played at Harvard, is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with the Warriors. Lin, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound combo guard who was undrafted out of Harvard, played for the Dallas Mavericks summer league and piqued the interest of several teams with his play. But the former Palo Alto High School star is signing with the Warriors, his favorite team growing up. Lin’s deal is partially guaranteed this year, and the Warriors hold a team option for the second season. The Warriors need a point guard after trading C.J. Watson to the Chicago Bulls. Lin is going to get his chance to fill that void. The Warriors could still go out and get a veteran point guard. That would allow time for Lin — who has the game of a shooting guard but needs to play point at the pro level — to develop without pressure. Lin would become the first Asian born in the United States to play in the NBA first since San Jose’s Rex Walters, the current University of San Francisco coach.”