He’s been in the D-League before.
When Jeremy Lin was a rookie with Golden State last season, the Warriors sent him down for 20 games with the Reno Bighorns. He averaged 18 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 31.7 minutes.
Now the 6-3, 200-pound point guard is with the Erie BayHawks after the New York Knicks sent him down earlier today long with 7-footer Jerome Jordan. Lin has five points in five games with the Knicks, who are Erie’s NBA hybrid affiliate, this season.
Lin, who last season became the first Asian-American player since 1947 to play in the NBA, was acquired off waivers by the Knicks after the Houston Rockets released him to make room to sign center Samuel Dalembert.
Golden State released the former Harvard star earlier.
With Lin, the BayHawks have three point guards along with B.J. Jenkins and Mike Gerrity. Loren Stokes, who plays both point and shooting guard, has an injured big toe so Erie may rest him with the addition of Lin.
Lin is expected to practice Wednesday and play for the BayHawks in Friday’s game at Maine. The BayHawks also play at Maine on Sunday.