Report: Warriors have shown interest in signing free agent Lin


The Warriors are in need of a backup point guard to initiate the offense when Steph Curry is on the bench, and they reportedly have their eye on an old friend.

According to a report from Weixin, as translated by Hoops Hype, the Warriors have a "clear interest" in signing free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin.

The Palo Alto native started his NBA career with the Warriors, appearing in just 29 games with Golden State during the 2010-11 season.

Lin hasn't played in the NBA since the 2018-19 season when he was a member of the Toronto Raptors who defeated the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Lin, however, didn't see much action in the playoffs, playing just 27 minutes in a total of eight playoff games. He averaged 7.0 points and 2.2 assists in 23 regular-season games for the Raptors.

Last season, Lin played for the Beijing Ducks of the CBA. The veteran point guard thrived with the Ducks, averaging 22.3 points, 5.7 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game.

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The Warriors have been searching for a reliable backup ball-handler after trading Andre Iguodala and waiving Shaun Livingston last offseason. As the roster currently is constructed, Jordan Poole is the Warriors' best option at backup guard.

While the Warriors look to vault back into contention, they must find a way to surround Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green with valuable role players who can come in and help the Warriors get back to the top of the NBA.

Lin certainly fits that bill, but he won't be the only one the Warriors look at to fill the void left by Iguodala and Livingston.

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