Lin said Monday that he intends to continue his professional playing career in 2021-22, Mark Stein of The New York Times reports.
After failing to receive clearance from FIBA to sign with the Warriors ahead of the current season, Lin was forced to wait until February to make his 2020-21 debut as a member of Golden State's G League affiliate (Santa Cruz). The 32-year-old guard still looked to have plenty left in the tank during his nine-game run with Santa Cruz at the G League bubble in Orlando, averaging 19.8 points (on 50.5 percent shooting from the field) and 6.4 assists in 31.2 minutes per contest. If Lin can't secure, or is unwilling to accept, a nonguaranteed, training-camp deal with an NBA team this summer, he'll presumably head overseas to find work.
Lin posted 20 points (8-15 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four assists and a rebound across 30 minutes in Tuesday's 108-96 playoff loss to G League Lakeland.
Lin struggled with a nagging back injury in the G League bubble, managing to play in just nine games. When he was on the court, the 32-year-old was quite impressive, hitting 50.5 percent of his field goals and 42.6 percent of his three-pointers en route to 19.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Lin isn't currently signed with an NBA team, but perhaps his G League performance will draw some interest.
Lin recorded 26 points (9-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 5-5 FT), five assists and four rebounds in Saturday's 113-103 win over G League Oklahoma City.
Health has been an issue for Lin this year, specifically with his back. When he's on the court, Lin has been dynamic, averaging 19.8 points per game while hitting 50.5 percent of his field goals. The veteran will play a major role for G League Santa Cruz in the playoffs starting Monday.
Lin (back) posted 25 points (7-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-8 FT), four rebounds and four assists in Sunday's 109-104 win over G League Austin.
Lin returned to the lineup after more than a week on the sidelines with a lingering back injury. The 32-year-old finished second on the team in scoring, adding a strong showing from the charity stripe. Lin has now averaged 20.5 points per game in the G League this year.
Lin (back) sat out Saturday's win over G League Salt Lake City.
Lin returned from a one-game absence for Thursday's win over G League Fort Wayne, but he was back on the bench Saturday. This seems like it could be a lingering issue, so it's worth keeping an eye on, especially if Lin secures an NBA contract after the G League season ends.
Lin (back) provided 27 points (7-14 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 6-7 FT), six rebounds and seven assists across 34 minutes in Thursday's 113-109 win over G League Fort Wayne.
Lin returned from a one-game absence due to back soreness. Despite coming off the bench, Lin put together a massive performance, leading the team in assists and finishing second in points. The 32-year-old has been fantastic in the G League so far, averaging 19.2 points, 7.2 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game while connecting on 48.3 percent of three-pointers.
Lin (back) didn't play in Wednesday's 111-108 win over Canton.
Lin was quite impressive for the G League's Santa Cruz Warriors before tweaking his back, as he recorded 17.8 points, 2.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game, hitting 47.8 percent of his field goals and 47.8 percent of his three-pointers.
Lin provided 29 points (9-12 FG, 7-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and nine assists in Saturday's 124-116 win over G League Westchester.
Lin is playing in the G League for the first time since the 2011-12 season, and he's predictably been dominant to start the year. The 32-year-old led Santa Cruz in scoring in Saturday's game. He's hit 51.6 percent of field goals and 58.8 percent of three-pointers through three games, averaging 18 points and adding seven assists.
Lin will sign a G League contract with the Santa Cruz Warriors in pursuit of an NBA return, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old combo guard last played an NBA game with the Raptors during the 2019 NBA Finals after spending the first part of that season with the Hawks. He spent the 2019-20 season with the Ducks in the Chinese CBA, averaging 22.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.1 minutes. If he plays well in the G League, he could find a way back into the NBA.
Lin didn't sign with the Warriors ahead of Saturday's waiver deadline, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Golden State was attempting to work out a deal with Lin before the deadline so he could be waived and report to the Santa Cruz Warriors in the G League, but the letter of clearance from FIBA after playing in China last year didn't arrive in time for that to happen. The 32-year-old could still end up latching on elsewhere, or even with the Warriors under a new deal, but for now he remains a free agent.
Lin is finalizing a deal to join the Warriors, Marc J. Spears of ESPN.com reports.
Lin, who had been playing in the Chinese Basketball Association, will make his return to the NBA where it looks like he'll start out in the G League with the Santa Cruz Warriors. The 32-year-old will likely have his sights set on making Golden State's roster considering he has nine seasons of NBA experience under his belt.
Lin signed a contract Tuesday with the Beijing Shougang Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association, Kevin Wang of ESPN.com reports.
After expressing frustration at the lack of quality offers he received from NBA teams in free agency this summer, Lin will make the jump to China to continue his playing career. The 31-year-old captured his first NBA title as a member of the Raptors in 2018-19, but played a bit role during the postseason run, appearing in just eight playoff games and averaging 3.4 minutes. Though Lin stayed relatively healthy across stops in Atlanta and Toronto last season, injuries limited him to only 37 games the prior two years and seem to have hindered his efforts to remain a viable NBA rotation player. He'll look to prove he still has something left in the tank in China before potentially returning to North America when the CBA season concludes in February or March.
Lin (back) will be available for Game 4, but he's unlikely to factor into the game plan, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Lin has been battling a sore back and while he'll be an option in case of emergency, it doesn't sound as though he's healthy enough to make much of an impact.
Lin (back) is officially questionable for Game 4 against Philadelphia, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Lin's missed the past two games due to back spasms. A third-straight absence wouldn't have much of an effect on Toronto's rotations considering Lin's seen just 16 total minutes of run in four postseason appearances.
Lin is out for Thursday's Game 3 against the 76ers due to back spasms, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Lin is a late scratch for Thursday's contest, though is absence isn't too concerning given that he has yet to see more than six minutes per game in the postseason. Fred VanVleet and Norman Powell could see extra minutes as a result of Lin's absence.
Lin finished with 20 points (7-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 5-7 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 27 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Knicks on Monday.
After a string of mediocre performances, Lin turned in a strong game, leading the Raptors in scoring. He got some extra run with Kawhi Leonard (rest) out, but with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet both healthy, Lin was once again relegated to the bench. He can't be counted on for games like this as he's too far down the pecking order in Toronto.
Lin finished with three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three assists and two rebounds over 17 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Pistons on Sunday.
Lin drew his second consecutive start but yielded playing time to Fred VanVleet (31 minutes) who made his return to the lineup after missing 12 games with a thumb injury. Lin has had very minimal production in his brief time with Toronto, and once Kyle Lowry (ankle) is healthy and VanVleet gets back to game speed, Lin's role should be scaled back tremendously.
Lin will start in Sunday's game against the Pistons, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Lin will draw his second straight start with usual-starter Kyle Lowry out with a sprained ankle. Lin is averaging 20.5 minutes per game over his last 11 games, and could see a slight increase with the starters.
Lin will start Thursday's game against the Lakers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
With Kyle Lowry (ankle) sidelined, coach Nick Nurse will deploy Lin at point guard. Since joining the Raptors, he's averaging 7.7 points, 2.6 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 20.5 minutes.
Lin totaled eight points (3-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), two assists and one rebound across 21 minutes in Monday's 126-101 loss to the Cavaliers.
The Raptors were dismantled Monday, in large part due to losing two players mid-game. Serge Ibaka was ejected for a fight and Kyle Lowry left the game with an injury, paving the way for bench players to see more minutes. Lin received the most minutes of the bunch, but struggled from three and didn't contribute much else. If Lowry misses extended time, Lin could see an uptick in minutes and value.