Jeremy Lin is coming back.Well, not to the Warriors, but he'll be at Oracle Arena on Wednesday night.The Knicks, who play at Golden State, have signed the former Warrior to a non-guaranteed contract according to a release from the team. Call it a little bit of insurance because Knicks rookie guard Iman Shumpert will miss time with injury.
Lin will back up starter Toney Douglas at point guard.
He signed a two-year deal with the Warriors (though Year 2 was not guaranteed) in July 2010. The signing was initiated by owner Joe Lacob, who had watched Lin as far back as high school. He was waived on December 9, 2011, the first day of training camp.Lin wasn't so much let go for basketball reasons but because the Warriors cleared as much cap space as possible to make a run at Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. With the help of Lin's salary -- among others - the Warriors were able to sign Jordan to an offer sheet worth 42.7 million over four years. The Clippers subsequently matched the offer.The Rockets claimed Lin three days later but he was waived last Sunday.
Lin, the former Harvard star, won a Division II CIF title at Palo Alto High in 2006.
The Washington Wizards' long-term future is now a lot clearer, as superstar point guard John Wall agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $170 million. David Aldridge first reported the news.
Wall, 26, re-ups with the Wizards through the 2022-23 season. By the time it expires he will be 32 years old, meaning the Wizards have locked him up for the majority if not all of his prime.
Wall was able to earn the dollar amount he did in part because of his selection to third team All-NBA for the 2016-17 season. Under the recently installed collective bargaining agreement, honors like All-NBA and Defensive Player of the Year allow players to earn more money on contract extensions.
The Wizards drafted Wall first overall in 2010 out of the University of Kentucky. In his seven NBA seasons since, Wall has blossomed into one of the NBA's best players with career averages of 18.8 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. He has been an All-Star in each of the past four seasons and is a one-time All-Defensive team selection.
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On Friday afternoon, news broke that Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavs.
Shortly thereafter, a Twitter account with over 296,000 followers tweeted the following:
[RATTO: Kyrie Irving needs to be traded to one place, and one place only]
A little over an hour later, Kevin Love responded:
On Tuesday night, Irving told Sports Illustrated the Cavs are "in a very peculiar place."
In the weeks between Cleveland's Game 5 loss to the Warriors and the start of free agency, Love was reportedly on the trading block.
The Cavs and GM David Griffin "mutually" parted ways three days before the NBA Draft.
Cleveland is finally finalizing a deal with assistant GM Coby Altman to become the permanent general manager, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
LeBron James can opt out and become a free agent next summer, and there is already speculation about where he may go.
Man. The last six weeks in Cleveland have been wild...
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller