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Jeremy Lin as a Santa Cruz Warrior on a Teacher Salary

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by lnchan, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. lnchan

    lnchan LeonardTX26
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    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/wa...rSEMhoCeSE1EHdtZ541MiCSMRPsd-Q6nJHnlk6Ofrj2z4

    His recent decision to forgo a seven-figure contract in China and sign with Golden State’s G League affiliate, the Santa Cruz Warriors, for less than the average elementary school teacher’s salary was rooted in little more than a desire to prove to himself that he still belongs in the NBA.

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    Lin had heard from his agent that NBA teams weren’t impressed by gaudy stats against inferior competition in the CBA. His quickest route back to the sport’s top level would be through the G League, from where 35 players were called up to the NBA last season.
    If Lin can make it back... I want DMo to give it a shot.
     
  2. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Go easy on them students and remember....no harrassment.

    (He averaged 22 pts or something - lol at gaudy numbers, he was hacked to near death though - Hack a Jerry)
     
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    Nope. Cleverly disguised DMo thread.

    DMo v Lin most recent stats:
    Dmo (2020-2021): 24.2 PPG, 15.2 RPG, 5.5 APG, 61.5 FG%, 40.7 3PT%
    Lin (2019-2020): 22.3 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 5.6 APG, 49.1 FG%, 33.9 3PT%

    What say you, @DaDakota?
     
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    DMo should sign with the Warriors then ;)
     
  7. lnchan

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    Then deal Cousins for him.
     
  8. SamFisher

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    He should get a teacher's license and do remote elementary education.
     
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    Someone ask Tinman how unpure this thread is
     
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    The little engine that couldn't.
     
  11. Jontro

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    more reason for teachers to be paid more
     
  12. tinman

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    Stop insulting Teachers
     
  13. Zboy

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    Lin had heard from his agent that NBA teams weren’t impressed by gaudy stats against inferior competition in the CBA.

    His agent actually had to tell this to him.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. banzai

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    He’s actually getting paid millions by the CCP now as a double... starting completely from the bottom. He’ll eventually be Gleague MVP.. then get on the warriors as a token Asian for the CCP. Nobody is that dumb to give up 7 figures. Your 15 mins has been up J-Lin.
     
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    Lin just might want to ask his former Laker teammates what they did with the watches he gifted them over 6 years ago???????
     
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    Not to beat a Dead Horse but, I would rather have Dmo then bounce passing Cousins.
     
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    It must be very hard for Lin to accept that his days as an NBA player are over.
     
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    I think God gave him a hint when he can’t win in the Chinese league
     
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    Money
    I don't see the teacher's salary thing as too big of a sacrifice. With the low salary, if a NBA call him, a vet min would still mean good money. The China opportunity will still be there if g-league don't work out.

    Covid and access to scouts.
    With Covid, maybe Lin figures more teams could be short handed. NBA scouts may also be limited to how far they travel (internationally). Being local in the U.S., might be better access to scouts. It's one thing to watch film on a computer, it's another for scouts to see that player in person.

    Language / culture comfortability
    Him being ethnically Chinese/Taiwanese doesn't make him immune. He gets to be back home where he's family is. My understanding is that he can speak some Chinese, but not great at it. Living over there is like any American expat players, they manage, but language is a barrier.

    G-league competition

    Recently guys like Amir Johnson and Cody Demp also went into the G-leauge. Lot of older guys are down there, they get to hoop and maybe cling to small hope of getting back to NBA. I don't know what Lin has left in the tank, but I also doubt he'll be g-league mvp. That said, his name is still big enough to sell some g-league tickets.
     
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  20. mig0s

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    When he went to China: haha loser no NBA team wants him so he goes to China to make money. Doesnt even try to stay in the NBA

    When he comes back to G league: haha loser is in the G league now on a teacher's salary

    Sums up CF pretty well
     
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