NBA News: Jeremy Lin Hornets’ Biggest Acquisition, Says Michael Jordan
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan feels Jeremy Lin’s inclusion in his team’s roster will boost his side this coming season. Jordan is excited with the way Lin has performed in the preseason training camp and games.Advertisement
“We just got Jeremy Lin, who I think is going to be our biggest acquisition. His penetration, his shooting capability, his point guard savvy, he can really pass the basketball, his energy about the game of basketball something,” Jordan said.
Nicolas Batum, not Jeremy Lin, may be considered the Hornets biggest acquisition this offseason. Lin is a fine player, one of the best backup point guards in the NBA, but he isn’t the hottest inclusion in the Hornets’ roster, as per several news reports. Lin is expected to play behind probable starter Kemba Walker.
Lin achieved tremendous success in the New York Knicks and intended to return there this season. The point guard failed to live up to expectations after joining the Houston Rockets in 2012 for huge money.
Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game for the Knicks in 2011-12, but raised it to 18.5 and 7.7 over the final 26 contests, a phase termed as “Linsanity” by the fans and experts.
But still, the Hornets owner and the former superstar feels that Lin could turn out to be the biggest acquisition for his team.