OAKLAND -- Warriors guard and Bay Area native Jeremy Lin was waived Friday, the first day of training camp. It was not a complete surprise.
Despite Stephen Curry's lingering ankle injury and Lin's vocal fan support, he was unable to establish himself as a consistent contributor off the bench. Additionally, Golden State is likely trying to clear cap room to make an offer to a free agent.
At this point, the most likely target is restricted free agent center DeAndre Jordan.
Lin, 23, appeared in 29 games for the Warriors as a rookie last season, averaging 2.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest.
He also played in 20 games for the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, averaging 18.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game.
The 6-foot-3 guard was originally signed by the Warriors as a free agent on July 21, 2010. He played college ball at Harvard.
In 2006, Lin led Palo Alto High School to a 321 record and upset nationally ranked Mater Dei, 5147, for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division II state title.
He was the first Asian-American in the NBA since 1947 and the first Ivy League graduate in almost a decade.
After four years in Oakland, Harrison Barnes was forced to leave town when the Warriors signed Kevin Durant last summer.
Barnes just finished the first year of a four-year, $94 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
So, does the former first-round pick miss his old home?
"I like living in Dallas but will always have love for Oakland!!" Barnes said in response to a question on Twitter on Sunday.
Barnes also picked his favorite restaurants in Oakland and San Francisco.
"Belly in Oakland or Amber in SF," Barnes wrote.
For the third straight summer, Steve Kerr has had a shortened offseason to work with.
While he is working on things for the 2017-18 season, he's not trying to cram as much work into a short period of time. He's taking time to relax and enjoy the summer.
In an interview with The Chronicle's Scott Ostler on Saturday, Kerr pulled back the curtain on how's spending the time before training camp starts.
“I’m on the phone, talking to Bob Myers, talking to our coaches and to different people. Writing down thoughts, putting together plans for our coaching retreat. It might be just something that pops into my head, where I just stop and write something down. But I’m not Jon Gruden, I’m not waking up at five in the morning and going to the film room,” Kerr said.
What could Kerr and Myers possibly talk about every single day?
“We talk about players, talk about roles. We talked a lot about Nick Young and [Omri] Casspi before we signed those guys. Talked a lot about our center position. Bob and I talk every day, kind of the first thing in the morning we check in with each other, usually talk for a half hour. We’re really close. He just got back from a great vacation, in Italy,” Kerr said.
Kerr and the defending champion Warriors get back on the court Sept. 30 in a preseason tilt against the Nuggets in Oakland. Then they head to China to play the Timberwolves twice before returning to face the Kings at home on Oct. 13. Four days later, they raise a banner, get their rings and tip-off the regular season against the Rockets.