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Jeremy Lin - PG, 6'3, 200
Brooklyn Nets - Signed as a free agent in July 2015
       Date of birth: 08/23/1988
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2010
     Out of: Harvard
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right

21st July, 2010 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with Golden State.
28th December, 2010 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
3rd January, 2011 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
9th January, 2011 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
5th February, 2011 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
17th March, 2011 D-League Assigned by Golden State to Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
28th March, 2011 D-League Recalled by Golden State from Reno Bighorns of the D-League.
9th December, 2011 NBA Waived by Golden State.
11th December, 2011 NBA Claimed off waivers by Houston.
25th December, 2011 NBA Waived by Houston.
27th December, 2011 NBA Claimed off waivers by New York.
17th January, 2012 D-League Assigned by New York to Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
23rd January, 2012 D-League Recalled by New York from Erie BayHawks of the D-League.
14th July, 2012 NBA Signed a three year, $25,123,938 offer sheet with Houston.
17th July, 2012 NBA New York declined to match offer sheet.
13th July, 2014 NBA Traded by Houston, along with a 2015 first round pick (#27, Larry Nance Jr) and a protected 2015 second round pick (not conveyed), to L.A. Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to Sergei Lischuk (#49, 2004).
9th July, 2015 NBA Signed a two year, $4,374,255 contract with Charlotte. Included player option for 2016/17.
7th June, 2016 NBA Declined 2016/17 player option.
7th July, 2016 NBA Signed a three year, $36 million contract with Brooklyn. Included player option for 2018/19.
When: Where:
2006 - 2010 Harvard (NCAA)
July 2010 Dallas Mavericks (Summer League)
July 2010 - December 2011 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
December 2011 Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2011 - June 2012 New York Knicks (NBA)
July 2012 - July 2014 Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015 L.A. Lakers (NBA)
July 2015 - June 2016 Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
July 2016 - present Brooklyn Nets (NBA)
From blog:

   We're Adding A Little Something To This Month's Sales Contest. As You All Know, First Prize Is A Cadillac El Dorado.

The Warriors started early, nabbing Jeremy Lin after summer league ended to a contract that has $350,000 in guaranteed money. Since this represents almost 75% of his entire rookie year salary, you can safely assumed he's sticking around for the duration

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   15 More Ten Day Contract Candidates (Because Apparently 101 Wasn't Enough After All)

In some additional related bookkeeping, the reason for many of the players listed in the previous list was due to the NBA's contract guarantee date. All players on NBA rosters on or after January 10th have their contracts guaranteed for the remainder of the season (future seasons are unaffected); this also includes waivers. In-season waivers are 48 hours long and do not include weekends; therefore, with the 10th of January being a Monday, players had to be waived by close of business on Wednesday 5th in order to have cleared waivers before the deadline date.

Eleven players with not fully guaranteed contracts were waived in the hours before that deadline: Steve Novak, Damien Wilkins, Jarron Collins, John Lucas III, Ime Udoka, Lester Hudson, Ronald Dupree, Brian Skinner, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Sundiata Gaines and Rodney Carney. Twenty seven unguaranteed players survived; Delonte West, Von Wafer, Brian Scalabrine, Samardo Samuels, Manny Harris, Alonzo Gee, Brian Cardinal, Melvin Ely, Gary Forbes, Jeremy Lin, Ish Smith, A.J. Price, Ike Diogu, Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, Ben Uzoh, Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, Shawne Williams, Malik Allen, Garret Siler, Patty Mills, Sean Marks, Darnell Jackson, Chris Quinn, Sonny Weems, Jeremy Evans, Cartier Martin and Hamady Ndiaye. Players with contracts who had already become guaranteed due to specific guarantee stipulations in their contracts were Sherron Collins, Derrick Brown, Josh McRoberts, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter, Luther Head and Joey Dorsey.

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   2010 Summer League Rosters: Dallas Mavericks

Jeremy Lin

Lin's major strength is his scoring efficiency. As a 6'3 guard, he shot 52% last year as a first option player, which is pretty hard to imagine. But that's about it for the moment. He's an unathletic 6'3 score-first player who turns it over too much to be a point guard, who is too small and grounded to he a two guard, and who doesn't shoot from outside particularly well either. He defends fairly well, though, and neither is he timid. And if he can improve his ball-handling and jumpshot, there's enough guile there to override his physical tools. But shooting and dribble are prerequisite point guard skills for a reason.

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   2017 NBA Manifesto

Jeremy Lin
PG, 6’3, 200lbs, 28 years old, 7 years of experience

Seems at home in a pace-and-space system; give him a team of shooters to spot up around him and he'll find them (35.5% assist percentage) while still getting his own. Admittedly in a shortened season due to injury and ignoring the lazy defence that stats never cover well, this was nevertheless Lin's best year since Linsanity. It was notable how much the team struggled without him (1-27 stretch after he got injured; 11-12 stretch upon his return). Nonetheless, if a pick is there to be had, take it; the sign-vets-trade-vets-for-picks strategy might never work this well again.

Player Plan: Has a $12 million salary for next season, then an option for 2018/19 at $12,516,746. Shouldn’t think he would exercise the option, thus essentially making this the final year. Trade him so as to get something for him.

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   Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin's contract situations

In light of one or both of these two being about to be traded, there exists a new realm of questions about this two unusual, nearly-novel deals.

The questions surround what they're being paid, and what they're being charged to the salary cap. People don't know which set of figures to believe, and the confusions stems from the fact that those two questions actually have two different answers.

"Salary" and "cap number" are usually assumed to be synonymous with each other on account of the fact that they normally are, with rare exceptions. Occasionally, exceptions can be found in buyout agreements (I believe, though cannot say decisively, that the Blazers were still playing Shawn Kemp up to and including last season), but not with valid contracts. These deals, then, are an exception. And that's why they need clarifying.

Using the Arenas provision, Lin and Asik signed for the most Houston could give them over three years - $25,123,938. The contracts called for them to be paid an even $5 million in 2012/13, $5.225 million in 2013/14, and $14,898,938 in 2014/15. For the purposes of where we're going, it doesn't matter how these figure was arrived at, only what they are and where we're going.

The cap number for these contracts calls for that $25,123,938 contract to be split evenly across all three years, i.e. $8,374,646 each season. This is true despite of the actual payment schedule being what it is above. So when someone asks "what are Lin and Asik getting paid?", the answer could be either, technically. On a literal interpretation of the question, the payment schedule is the right answer. Yet when people ask that, what they really want to know, even if they don't know there's a difference, is what is their cap number. That's the one that matters to anyone who isn't actually cutting the cheques.

The confusion as to which is correct stems from a now-irrelevant provision of the Arenas rule, whereby had Chicago and New York matched the deal, their cap hit would have mirrored the payment schedule. This was widely reported at the time, and as such, passed into the public conscience in a conflicting manner. But it's something that should be disregarded. That was something that didn't happen, cannot now happen, and thus is irrelevant. From now until the date the contracts expire, Lin and Asik will have cap numbers of $8,374,646 in each season, along with being paid $5.225 million this season and $14,898,938 next. This is true no matter which team they are on - even if Asik is traded back to Chicago, $8,374,646 will remain the cap number. While owners looking to trade for them must be mindful of the latter, it is the former figure which is used for all cap calculations, and thus trade permutations. So when you see their cap hit listed as $8,374,646, this is the one that matters. This is the figure around which outgoing salary in trade, cap room, proximity to luxury tax, and all that jazz, is calculated from. This, then, is the correct figure.

And yes, this also applies to Landry Fields. His actual salary will be $5 million 2012/13, $5.225 million 2013/14, and $8,525,000 in 2014/15. Don't shoot the messenger.

While we're on the subject, let's address one other thing regarding these three signings - they were NOT "Poison Pill" deals. They were deals done what we used to call, and for no apparent reason stopped calling, the Arenas provision. The mechanism known as the "Poison Pill" provision is completely different, and regards what happens when you trade someone whose rookie contract you have extended, before said extension kicks in. It is unrelated here, and yet from somewhere, the term seems to have transitioned to the Asik, Lin and Fields cases.

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