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Jeremy Lin indicates he’ll sign with Hornets

Los Angeles Lakers v Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 3: Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives against Gerald Henderson #9 of the Charlotte Hornets during the game at the Time Warner Cable Arena on March 3, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Update: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Yup, that’s a bargain. Look past the fit concerns. At that price, the Hornets did well to get Lin. They can figure out the rest from there.

The fantasy of Jeremy Lin running pick-and-rolls with DeAndre Jordan in Dallas as Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons spread the floor is falling apart.

It appears Lin is no longer holding out hope for that great fit with the Mavericks.

The former Lakers point guard posted on Instagram:


The Hornets have their $5,464,000 mid-level exception to spend. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lin got all of it.

Lin will back up Kemba Walker, though he doesn’t seem to be the best fit.

Charlotte doesn’t run. Charlotte doesn’t have strong pick-and-roll finishers. Charlotte doesn’t space the floor to facilitate pick-and-rolls.

Maybe Lin provides a different dimension, but I don’t think the Hornets are positioned to enough from him.

On the other hand, I’m not sure they could have gotten anyone better. So, from a pure value standpoint, maybe Lin will be worth his contract.