Brooklyn Nets: Breaking down the guard situation

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 21: D'Angelo Russell
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Jeremy Lin

It has truly been a series of unfortunate events for Lin since he’s joined the Nets. In his first season with the Nets, Lin only played in 36 games due to hamstring and back injuries. However, in the games, he played there was a noticeable difference in how the team played.

He averaged 14.5 points and 5.1 assists oer game and shot 43% percent from the field. Last season was heartbreaking, to say the least, for Lin as he ruptured his patella tendon in the season opener against the Pacers.

Brooklyn Nets
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Brooklyn Nets

All Nets fans can recall the scene where he’s under the basket and appeared to mouth the words, “I’m done.”

Lin had been having a good game at the time with 18 points and four assists.

Lin’s role with the team next season will most likely be the backup point guard.

Although the “Linsanity” phase of his career is over, Lin has proven he is still a solid guard in this league.

The energy he can bring off the bench will be key for a team still trying to figure out their reserve rotations.

Don’t be surprised if Atkinson has him on the floor paired with Spencer Dinwiddie or Russell for stretches of the game.

His veteran experience will also serve well both on the court and in the locker room.