Kenny Atkinson says Jeremy Lin will be Nets’ full-time point guard
Jeremy Lin has historically fared well in the New York metropolitan area, and the Brooklyn Nets are hoping that continues into the 2016-17 season.
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson said on Wednesday that the Nets will be looking to Lin for leadership next year and that the Harvard product will be the team’s full-time point guard, per Andy Vasquez of The Record.
Coach Kenny Atkinson said Nets are looking for Jeremy Lin "for leadership, No. 1." He also said Lin will be the "full-time point guard."
— Andy Vasquez (@andy_vasquez) July 20, 2016
Brooklyn signed the 27-year-old Lin to a three-year, $36 million deal earlier this month. He averaged 11.7 points per game, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game for the Hornets last season.
Lin always functioned in more of a secondary role at each of his stops since Linsanity lit the globe ablaze during his time with the Knicks in 2012. While a repeat performance may not necessarily be in the cards in Brooklyn, it should be exciting to see what Lin can do now that he can be top dog in the backcourt once again (and hopefully in a more supportive locker room setting).