The recent decision of Jeremy Lin, the American basketball player, to terminate his contract discussions with Dallas Mavericks aka Mavs was a tad surprising for the Mavs fans, but now the supporters of Charlotte Hornets would be really glad to hear that Lin is added in the roster this offseason to mainly back up Kemba Walker at the point.
The 6 feet and 1 inch tall Walker, who currently plays for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is known for his caliber to flourish in a one-on-one situation. As reported by Yibada, he is best known for creating shots out of nothing that gives him a unique stand in the trading business. But the issues like his records in defending bigger guards (-3.0 plus/minus rating) and subpar field goal shooting (40 percent of Field Goal percentage) he must concentrate on to take his career in the next step.
Oppositely, the 6 feet 3 inch tall Lin (having a standing reach of 8 feet and 2 inch), who is playing as a point guard for the Charlotte Hornets, is undoubtedly a superior shooter (43 percent of Field Goal percentage and 35 percent from 3-point field goal percentage) to match up with bigger guards as compared to Walker. The combination of Lin and Walker is expected to endow the Charlotte Hornets with high-scoring point.
“We are going to need a third point guard and that’s something we will address in free agency. I think we will also address some more shooting in free agency. We have limited spots left,” Rich Cho, General Manager, Charlotte Hornets said to The Charlotte Observer.
Lin is reportedly acquired by Charlotte Hornets in this offseason for a contract of two years. The deal is said to be closed for an amount of $4.3 million. Although Lin earlier contemplated to reunite with the former Rockets teammate Chandler Parsons but later he changed his mind.
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