Former Raptors Point Guard Jeremy Lin May End Up in China Next Year
It seems like Jeremy Lin’s time in the NBA is coming to an end.
At least for now.
After garnering limited interest from NBA teams over the offseason, Lin appears ready to move on from what has been a very difficult couple of months since the Toronto Raptors won the franchise’s first NBA championship. Last month, an emotional Lin opened up about free agency, which has been a very clearly been tough and mentally draining process for the 30 year old point guard.
“Rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me,” Lin said during an appearance in Taiwan, “so, free agency has been tough. Because I feel like in some ways the NBA’s kind of given up on me.”
The Harvard alum now appears close to signing a lucrative deal with the Beijing Ducks.
“I’ve always known that my journey in some ways would end in China,” said Lin. “That I would come back here and take the experiences that I had growing up in America. The NBA training and the concept of a student athlete, a lot of these different things that I’ve learned through my childhood and my NBA experiences – I want to be able to help as many kids as I can in China.”
At 30-years of age, this is not the end for Lin who may very well work his way back to the NBA one day.