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G League Ignite Set for More Scrimmages, Jeremy Lin Practicing With Team

In November, the new G League Ignite team for elite prospects took part in multiple scrimmages against G League alumni. The scrimmages were described by Ignite veteran, Reggie Hearn, as being “controlled” contests. In order to practice set plays and get the team game-ready.

A report by Shams Charania of The Athletic did suggest that the Ignite team would play in two scrimmages in December that were due to be streamed for public consumption. According to Jonathan Givony of ESPN, more scrimmages are planned for December 15 and 17.

The contests will take place at the Ignite’s Walnut Creek base in California. It is uncertain whether these are the streamed scrimmages that Charania previously reported, however.

Jalen Green opted to forego college to play for the NBA G League - Team Ignite. He is the projected No. 2 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, per ESPN.com.
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Further Details and a Jeremy Lin Appearance:

NBA scouts will not be in attendance, but teams will have access to film to watch back. As all eyes are set on Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, and Daishen Nix. Who all look set to be lottery selections in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Givony did provide further detail, stating that Isaiah Briscoe, Tariq Owens, DJ Hogg, and Bryce Alford will be among the G League alumni that Ignite will be facing.

As per Adam Zagoria, Jeremy Lin has been practicing with the Ignite team ahead of the December scrimmages. Lin, who is a free-agent, looks to have been keeping in game-shape and passing on his knowledge to the elite prospects over the past weekend.

Now 32-years-old, Lin has featured in over 400 NBA contests. For the Houston Rockets (2012-2014), Los Angeles Lakers (2014/15), Charlotte Hornets (2015/16), Brooklyn Nets (2016/18), Atlanta Hawks (2018/19), and Toronto Raptors (2018/19).

Following a championship victory with the Raptors, he headed overseas and signed for the Beijing Ducks for the 2019-20 Chinese Basketball Association campaign.

Lin showed out for the Ducks 39 times, posting averages of 22.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.8 steals. On 49.1% shooting from the field, and 33.8% from 3-point land.

The Ducks ended up being eliminated in the semifinals of the playoffs, to the eventual champions, the Guangdong Southern Tigers. Upon the conclusion of the season, Lin set his eyes on an NBA return.


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