The Hornets are now 1-for-2 in re-signing their free agents.
Jeremy Lin announced via his Twitter that he is signing with the Brooklyn Nets.
The deal, according to the Vertical, is reportedly worth $36 million over three years, which seems like something the Charlotte Hornets could have matched if they wanted to. Perhaps they had already moved on, or the rumors were true and Lin really wanted to start that badly.
Lin averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 26.3 minutes per game with the Hornets last year, shooting .412/.336/.815 while playing a vital role off the bench during the team's playoff run. The Hornets have already been preparing for this move, looking at the likes of Tyler Johnson to replace Lin as the top backup point guard.
Lin will be remembered in Charlotte for his slashing drives, streaky shooting stroke that led to some memorable moments, and the many glorious hairstyles he provided us throughout the season.
Thank you Jeremy Lin, and best of luck to you in BrookLin...I mean Brooklyn.