Los Angeles Lakers PG Jeremy Lin walked out for his pre-game workout as head coach Byron Scott said he was done for the season.
The Los Angeles Lakers have been a mess this season. They are sitting towards the bottom of the NBA standings and are hoping to win the NBA lottery. With only a couple of games left in the regular season, the team has the 4th worst record in the league locked up. We will see what that does for their NBA lottery hopes.
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Head coach Byron Scott has ripped his players during the season. He doesn’t trust a lot of the guys on the roster and doesn’t believe that some of them should be in the league. Just a couple of days ago he went on one of his rants on his players.
“I got a sense of a whole lot of them I wouldn’t want to be in a fox hole with,” Scott said via the LA Times. “I think they’d end up shooting me in the back. So I’ve got a pretty good sense of the guys that I think are going to be around, that we will build around, build together in this process and go through it.”
Is Jeremy Lin one of those players that he feels would shoot him in the back? Is Jeremy Lin one of the players that he does not trust?
On Sunday, Lin walked out onto the court for a pregame workout as his head coach said that he was out for the season, per Greg Beacham. How in the world does that happen? Did Lin not know that he was being shut down?
“I was optimistic this morning, seeing him shoot,” said Scott, who left the door open for Lin’s return after shoot-around Sunday. “I got the news that he’s not going to play tonight, and he’s not going to play for the rest of the season.”
The Lakers shut him down for the year with 3 games left on the schedule. Jordan Clarkson has been the starter for Scott and the addition of Dwayne Buycks during the final few games of the season has made the option of ending Lin’s season easier.
Lin was brought over to the Los Angeles Lakers in a trade during the offseason. The Houston Rockets were looking to dump his contract and put up their first round draft selection as compensation for any team that would take his salary off of their books. The Lakers were willing to eat the contract in order to add another draft pick into their hands, but Lin has not been the greatest fit on the roster.
Lin has averaged 11.2 points per game during the season and 4.6 assists per game. He has started in 30 of the games this year. He will become a free agent at the end of the year and likely will not return to Los Angeles.
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