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G League Ignite Head Coach Brian Shaw Provides Jeremy Lin Update

In a post-scrimmage media availability with reporters on December 15, G League Ignite Head Coach Brian Shaw spoke about Jeremy Lin. Shaw touched upon Lin’s involvement with the team and his current status.

“Jeremy actually just joined us. He hasn’t had a chance to practice with the team yet. Today was his first day,” Shaw said, in contrary to various reports that suggested Lin had been practicing with Ignite over the weekend.

Shaw continued by saying that Lin featured very briefly in Ignite’s 113-107 loss to a G League alumni side on Tuesday. “I threw him in there for maybe 3 minutes, just to kind of get a feel. He’ll play a bit more on Thursday.”

Jeremy Lin didn't give the Toronto Raptors much, but he gave them enough
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Further Involvement and an NBA Return:

Jalen Green, Jonathan Kuminga, and Co are set for another scrimmage game on Thursday, December 17, where they will face-off against the same alumni team. Shaw confirmed that Lin would be involved, and also mentioned the instant impact he is having with the team.

“Already after the game, he spoke to the team and talked about what he saw. That’s what we brought him in for, and Amir Johnson and Bobby Brown. To give that type of leadership and mentorship to our young guys.”

Jeremy Lin is currently a free-agent after showing out for the Beijing Ducks in the 2019-20 season. Where he featured 39 times, posting averages of 22.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 1.8 steals. This was on 49.1% shooting from the field, and 33.8% from 3-point land.

Upon the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign, Lin has expressed his interest in making an NBA return. The 32-year-old was part of the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship winning side.

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