Rumor: Jeremy Lin turned down contract with CSKA Moscow
Jeremy Lin has been through a bit of a saga this offseason. After winning the championship with the Toronto Raptors this June, Lin finds himself without a team as he heads into his age 31 season.
Lin has been seen getting emotional about what he feels is his rock bottom, and the lack of Interest by NBA teams in his talent. It’s sort of confusing given that Lin would still make a good third point guard, particularly as a player who can run in transition and play in the pick-and-roll.
But still, Lin is without a team and now we know that international squads are getting turned down by the former New York Knicks star.
According to Emiliano Carchia from Sportando, Lin was rumored to have turned down a deal with CSKA Moscow in favor of finding another contract in the NBA.
The deal between Jeremy Lin & CSKA Moscow falls apart, I am told.— Emiliano Carchia (@Carchia) July 30, 2019
The free agent guard turned down CSKA Moscow's proposal because he is not interested, at least for now, to sign in Europe.
Lin awaits for NBA offer to come but if nothing happens, I wouldn't rule out China for him
Should Lin be given another chance on an NBA team?
He did play for the league veteran minimum last season, and I don’t understand why he wouldn’t be able to contribute to a team.
Then again, it’s still just July and training camp is far away. We have lots of time for a team to decide that they need his services, or for a player to get injured and for Lin to be brought in as a replacement.