Lin's decision to sign in China has been in the works for several weeks this offseason and with few National Basketball Association suitors he's signed on with the same CBA squad that Stephon Marbury join back in 2011.
Lin will now go over to China to try to improve a Ducks team that went 30-16 this past season and lost to Shenzhen in the quarterfinals. He was a member for the Knicks during the 2011-12 season and averaged 14.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists on 44.6% shooting from the field and 32% from behind the arc.
Lin later played for the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte Hornets, and then secured a starting point guard position with the Brooklyn Nets in 2016. The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Former NBA star Stephon Marbury led the team to league championships in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Located in the nation's capital city, the Beijing Ducks are also a team that attracts more attention than the other regional teams such as Jilin, Shanxi, and Fujian due to Beijing's geographical location and importance.
Lin joining the CBA isn't especially surprising, as he has previously admitted that he has considered playing in China because of the fanfare. The 31-year-old guard has played for four teams over the past four seasons and struggled to find consistent playing time on any of those teams.
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