Jeremy Lin’s knee is just fine y’all
— Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) May 27, 2018
Jeremy Lin is used to fighting against the odds. As he prepares to come back for the 2018-19 NBA season, he reminds his Brooklyn Nets teammates what they can expect for the upcoming season.
Lin and his teammates have also been dealing with some recent comments by ESPN’s Jalen Rose about how it feels to play for a losing team. The Nets are coming off a 28-54 season where they finished 12th in the Eastern Conference.
Lin injured his knee in the Brooklyn Nets season-opening game against the Indiana Pacers. Lin went up for a contested layup and landed awkwardly before reaching for his right knee while he was on the ground. As he was seated next to the basket Lin began to cry.
Since that moment, Lin has put all his energy into returning to the Nets and becoming the player they invested in. On July 1, 2016, Lin signed a three-year $36 million-dollar deal with Brooklyn but suffered through an injury-plagued 2016-17 season that saw him play in just 36 games. Lin averaged 14.5 PPG in his first season in Brooklyn but was excited to make his impact on the franchise this past season before suffering his injury.
Lin is best remembered for his amazing splash on the New York City scene during the 2011-12 New York Knicks season. A fringe NBA player for his entire career prior to coming to New York, Lin literally came out of nowhere in a fairy tale sequence that brought the Knicks back to life.
Lin was a waiver-wire pick by the Knicks who was cut by three previous NBA teams. The Knicks season turned around during Lin’s 26-game stretch that saw him average 18.5 PPG, 7.7 APG and turn the city on its head with game-winning shots. However, his season ended after a knee injury and the Knicks decided to not re-sign him after the season. Since then Lin has jumped around the NBA playing with Rockets, Lakers, and Hornets before signing with the Nets in the summer of 2016.