The Raptors may go down as the league's unlikeliest champions, which is why their story is worth remembering
March 31, 2020, 8:44 pmJeremy LinPG, International
The Chinese government has stopped the CBA (Chinese Basketball Association) from resuming their season, nearly two months after halting their season due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19.
The CBA does not currently have a players' union, so these types of sweeping decisions can happen more quickly than in the United States, where the players are unionized. While this is not great news for basketball players and fans in China, it also has global ramifications for sports across the world looking for a timeline. Everyone is wondering when it will be safe to resume or begin athletic events. Executives are trying to handle the logistics of said decisions, which is much more of a slippery slope. It seems increasingly obvious that the NBA is nowhere near a return to action and currently the situation is still completely out of commissioner Adam Silver's hands.
Source: CBS Sports
August 27, 2019, 8:38 amJeremy LinPG, International
Jeremy Lin has reached an agreement with Beijing Ducks and is expected to play in China next year.
Lin didn’t generate much interest from NBA teams this offseason and struggled with the realization of his NBA career coming to an end. The move to China though is the best case scenario at this point and Linsanity should be in full effect in China.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
August 18, 2019, 9:25 amJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin is in advanced discussions with the Bejing Ducks according to a report from Chinese journalist Sonx Xiang.
Lin previosuly turned down a deal to play for CSKA Moscow, and has also discussed his openness to playing in China. The nine year guard still hopes to resmue his NBA career at some point, but a move to China may be the best career option for him at this juncture.
August 9, 2019, 11:35 amJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin said that he is open to playing in China.
"Of course I am thinking about the CBA," Lin said in Guangzhou on Friday. "I don’t know where I will be next year, so I don’t have expectations. I know what level I can play at, so if I don’t get that I won’t settle." Lin still profiles as the best free agent point guard on the market, so it's not impossible that he could find his way onto someone's training camp roster before the season starts. it is safe to say, however, that Lin won't hold much fantasy value if he does sign with another NBA squad.
July 31, 2019, 2:05 pmJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports that Jeremy Lin has turned down an offer from CSKA Moscow.
Lin is holding out for an NBA offer, and frankly there's no way that he shouldn't stick in the NBA as a third point guard making minimal money. Carchia previously reported that CSKA was making Lin their top target, so we'll see if the two sides talk again should they increase their offer or Lin find the market colder as time passes.
Source: Emiliano Carchia on Twitter
July 26, 2019, 10:58 amJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin has received an offer from CSKA Moscow, who have made the free agent guard their top target according to Sportnado's Emiliano Carchia.
With free agency all but coming to a close, Jeremy Lin finds himself on the outside looking in as the best point guard still available. That fact alone may deter him from taking an overseas offer immediately, as he could be the next man up if a team ends up needing more guard depth due to an injury. If he declines the offer, CSKA Moscow's next target would be former Knick Ron Baker.
Source: Emiliano Charchia on Twitter
May 5, 2019, 2:56 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin (back spasms) has been upgraded to available for Sunday's Game 4 vs. the 76ers.
Nurse said that it's unlikely that Lin will factor into this game and he's really only played in garbage time anyway. The Raptors might need to switch things up, especially with Pascal Siakam hobbled so he might make his way into the lineup. Either way, this is looking like a must-win for Toronto.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
May 5, 2019, 2:03 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin (back spasms) is now probable for Sunday's matchup with the Sixers.
Lin has only appeared in garbage time through the first eight playoff games, though he may work his way into the lineup if Pascal Siakam is out. The Raptors will need to introduce a new player into the series and Lin is a potential candidate, depending on how things will be shifted around.
Source: Michael Grange on Twitter
May 4, 2019, 7:35 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin has been re-added as questionable for Sunday's Game 4 against the Sixers.
Lin hasn't played meaningful minutes against the Sixers this postseason, but him being questionable doesn't help their efforts. The Raptors are also looking at a doubtful Pascal Siakam (right calf contusion).
May 4, 2019, 12:17 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin (back spasms) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Sunday's Game 4.
Lin has only been seeing garbage time minutes in the postseason so his health shouldn't mean much for the team overall.
Source: Blake Murphy on Twitter
May 2, 2019, 7:05 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin (back spasms) will not be available to play in Thursday's matchup vs. the Sixers.
Lin has only played three minutes of this series so far. He hasn't been a factor for the Raptors thus far in the playoffs and can be ignored for DFS lineups.
Source: Doug Smith on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 10:25 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin ended the regular season with eight points (2-of-8 shooting), four rebounds, five assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Tuesday night.
Lin was a nice add for the Raptors after the trade of Delon Wright, but he struggled to adjust after joining a serious contender after spending half the year on a rebuilding squad. In Atlanta, he put up 10.7 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.9 threes on .466 from the field in 19.7 mpg, while he could only muster 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.5 threes on .381 from the field with the Raptors — not counting tonight. Lin managed to stay healthy, missing two games with a sprained left ankle, two with a back strain and one with an illness, which resulted in top-175/200 total value in 8/9-cat formats even though he was a top-215/265 guy on a per-game basis. He’s not a lock to be in the playoff rotation.
March 30, 2019, 11:49 pmJeremy LinG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin came off the bench for 12 points, two steals and two 3-pointers on Saturday against the Bulls.
Lin played 24 minutes and should have a more stable floor going forward with news that Patrick McCaw will miss at least three weeks with a right thumb sprain. The two had been alternating third PG duties depending on whether the Raptors needed scoring or defense, but Lin has the spot all to himself now. Jordan Loyd played six minutes in the blowout, tallying four assists. There may be some streaming appeal with Lin on nights when Kyle Lowry or Fred VanVleet rest but that's about it.
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