Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin (BKN) “Linsanity” ad

(Al Bello/Getty Images)
(Al Bello/Getty Images)


BKN Point Guard: 6’3, 200 lbs; 8th year, Harvard

NBA Role: scoring point guard • Star UnderDOG

Hello Brooklyn!; a former league-wide sensation, Jeremy broke onto the scene w/ NY during the ’11-’12 season and never looked back; fast forward to 2017-18: Jeremy’s ‘Linsane’ games aren’t as frequent but he’s created an identity as an ‘attack-mode’ PG; if you sag off, Lin will knock down threes from the top of the key, utilizing his improved shot base (more consistent elbow mechanics, steadier motion); if you play too closely, Lin will find a rolling teammate or drive hard to the basket*; patient, probing guard – Lin’s settled down in recent years, learning to pick the right angles to exploit; not much of a defender, to put it nicely; shoots a bit too much, can he share the rock better under coach Kenny Atkinson?; Jeremy has a ‘Linsanity’ flashback (scores in bunches) only every now and again but there’s no doubting him as one of the league’s most dependable PGs; is Lin a placeholder or permanent starter in BKN?

*The result? He’ll either get fouled or convert a tough bucket with his right:

Signature Shot: straightaway trey

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76


Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 12 points/game, 4.5 assists/game, 44% FG

Once graced the cover of Time Magazine (2012)

Documentary, ‘Linsanity, debuted at Sundance (2013)

Nickname #2: Super Lintendo

More on “J. Lin”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Toe to Toe w/ the Mamba” – During the peak of ‘Linsanity,’ Lin poured in 38 points v. Kobe Bryant & the Lakers (via geraldd39; Feb. 2012)