Former New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin will play in China this season, agreeing to a deal with the Beijing Ducks.
This week, the former New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets guard signed a contract with the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. The length and payment of his contract are unclear at this time.
🇨🇳Beijing, I'm coming!
— Red Lantern (@RedLanternDM) August 27, 2019
Lin played for eight different teams in the NBA across nine seasons. He was a member for the Knicks during the 2011-12 season and averaged 14.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists on 44.6% shooting from the field and 32% from behind the arc. Lin has also spent time with the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Lakers, the Charlotte Hornets, the Nets, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Raptors.
With the Raptors, Lin averaged 7.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 23 games (three starts).
This isn’t the first time Lin has taken his talents to the CBA. He previously spent time with the Dongguan Leopards in 2011. Besides that and the NBA teams he’s played for, Lin has been a member of the then-Reno Bighorns of the then-D League from 2010-2011 as well as the then-Erie Bayhawks of the same league in 2012.
Lin will now go over to China to try to improve a Ducks team that went 30-16 this past season and lost to Shenzhen in the quarterfinals. Notable guys also on the Ducks roster include former Nets center Justin Hamilton and former Utah Jazz forward Ekpe Udoh.