[Guide] News on January 19, The Lakers have a poor record this season, and Kobe has also entered the twilight years of his career. The team must
To plan for the “post-Kobe era”, ESPN expert Markeys said when talking about this issue that although Jeremy Lin is not in good shape this season, both he and Nick Young should be in the Lakers’ long-term planning for the future. This summer,
Jeremy Lin’s contract is about to expire, and the Lakers may sign him back with a mid-level contract.
After joining the Lakers, Jeremy Lin averaged 25.8 minutes per game and scored 10.6 points and 4.4 assists. Compared with the Rockets in the previous two seasons, Jeremy Lin’s various statistics have declined.
However, according to ESPN expert Markeys, Kobe has entered the last years of his career, the Lakers must consider the future of the team, and both Jeremy Lin and Nick Young should be in the long-term planning of the team’s future.
“There are still many young and talented players in this Lakers team,” Markeys emphasized. “Obviously, in the days to come, the Lakers still need to get a superstar, and as an excellent role player, Nick
-Young can still appear in the team’s long-term planning for the future. At the same time, I believe that Jeremy Lin can also exist as an excellent role player.”
Jeremy Lin’s salary this season is $15 million, of which only $8 million will be included in the team’s salary.
When joining the Lakers last summer, many fans had hoped that Jeremy Lin could reproduce the “Linsanity” performance, but at least from the current point of view, Jeremy Lin did not play as people expected.
At the beginning of the season, because of Nash’s season reimbursement, Jeremy Lin was on the team’s starting lineup, but after 20 games in the regular season, the Lakers’ record was not good, and Jeremy Lin also changed from the starting lineup to the substitute.
The explanation given is that the Lakers need better defense.
Obviously, Scott’s decision had some impact on Jeremy Lin. During the period when Jeremy Lin served as a substitute for Price, Jeremy Lin’s various statistics dropped.
In the past 5 games, Jeremy Lin played only 21 minutes, scored 9.8 points and 3.4 assists.
Obviously, under Scott, Jeremy Lin did not gain enough trust. When talking about Jeremy Lin’s performance recently, Scott said, “I don’t think Jeremy Lin’s performance is that good, it can only be considered okay.
But I don’t think he’s bad either.” When a reporter asked Scott if Jeremy Lin played tough enough, Scott said, “I’m not saying Jeremy Lin played softly or anything, but Price is a tough player.
Of course, whether Jeremy Lin will stay in Los Angeles in the end depends on the results of the negotiations between the two parties this summer.
Before, the Lakers team reporter Kevin Ding once said that considering the Chinese market, the possibility of the Lakers renewing Jeremy Lin’s contract is not small. Now the team deliberately does not give Jeremy Lin too much playing time, so that the Lakers can use a relatively small player.
The price is to keep him.
And if the Lakers want to renew Jeremy Lin this summer, a mid-level contract with an average annual price of 5 million to 7 million should still be relatively competitive.