The Charlotte Hornets have suffered a jolt ahead of the regular season as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sustained a potential season ending injury.
Hornets’ hopes of making it to playoffs in the coming season are now on the lifeline. The only silver lining lies in Jeremy Lin’s form and his combination Kemba Walker in the back court. The Nicolas Batum trade also provides them with some assurance.
Jeremy Lin is the man to watch in the Hornets lineup this season. It doesn’t matter if he’ll be featured in the starting lineup or remain on the bench. The preseason has enough encouragement to hope that after an unsuccessful stint at the Los Angeles Lakers, Linsanity is destined to stage a comeback this season.
Owner Michael Jordan has shown faith on Lin’s prowess, citing that he could become the best addition to the Hornets camp this season.
In the six preseason games this season for the Hornets, Lin posted an average of 15.3 points and 3.8 assists in 25.2 minutes per game, which is an all-team high. Moreover, his blistering shooting prowess lifted the Hornets. Here, the Hornets have a prolific scorer they have been longing for in years.
If 27-year-old Lin can continue with this form in the league, he could become a potential sixth man of the year candidate.