NBA News: Jeremy Lin returns to Brooklyn Nets to revive Linsanity fever

By Menahem Zen Oct 18, 2016 01:49 PM EDT
Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles up the court during first half of the preseason game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on October 13, 2016 in New York City.
Jeremy Lin #7 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles up the court during first half of the preseason game against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center on October 13, 2016 in New York City.

Jeremy Lin is back to New York as he signed with Brooklyn Nets, bringing back the memory of Linsanity to New York. His signing with the Nets instead of Mavericks to play as a starter.

After leaving a mark in New York in 2011-12 season, Lin is back to the Big Apple signing in with Brooklyn Nets. Lin signed a three-year, $36 million deal with the Nets in July. He was expected to bring back the Linsanity to New York, as reported by NBC News. 

In his first preseason game with the Nets against Detroit Pistons, fans were flocking into the Nets homecourt, the Barclays Center. Brooklyn Nets won the game 101-94 on Oct. 6, and Lin led the scorers with 26 points. After five preseason games, Lin averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 assists. It will be interesting to see him playing in the regular season with the Nets.

Brooklyn Nets Head coach Kenny Atkinson wanted Lin to make more assists as reported by New York Post. But he said that he likes how Lin managed the game as he can take whatever the defense gave him. Lin only made one assist in the first game.

"Funny, I looked at it, and I wasn't disappointed. He was taking what the defense was giving him," Atkinson said.

Lin became a breakout stars in New York when he played an excellent games with the Knicks as point guard in 2011-12 season according to Wall Street Journal. He even named Eastern Conference Player of the Week in February 2012 after averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 assists and 2.0 steals with the Knicks. But after a knee surgery and moved to Houston Rockets, he couldn't come back to his performance with the Knicks in 2011-12 season.

Watch the Linsanity in the second game against Boston Celtics in TD Garden, Boston. Lin scored 13 points and a game high 5 assists in 19 minutes but the Nets loss to Celtics 99-120.

 

 

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