Jeremy Lin reportedly finalizing G League deal to return to Warriors

Cassandra Negley
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It could be Lin-sanity in the Bay area.

The Golden State Warriors are reportedly finalizing a deal with Jeremy Lin. It is a G League agreement to play with the Santa Cruz Warriors, per Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated.

It’s reportedly an Exhibit 10 deal, a one-year contract at the league minimum that guarantees a training camp invite. It can be converted to a two-way contract between the NBA team and G League team, or the player can be waived.

The deal depends on a letter of clearance by the Chinese Basketball Association, where he played last season, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Lin returns to Warriors system a decade later

Jeremy Lin and Steph Curry.
Jeremy Lin is close to a deal with the G League side of Stephen Curry's Warriors. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Lin, 32, began his NBA career with the Warriors in the 2010-11 season. The guard averaged 2.6 points on 38.9 percent shooting over 29 games.

It was during his sophomore campaign as a New York Knicks player that he became a breakout star. He had career highs in points (14.6 PPG), assists (6.2) and shooting percentage (44.6 percent) though he only played in 35 games.

Lin has bounced around the NBA since and last played for the Toronto Raptors in the 2018-19 season. He won an NBA title with the team after the Atlanta Hawks bought out his contract in February.

In the Chinese Basketball Association, Lin played a solid first season but experienced a myriad of health issues given the physical nature of the competition.

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