Jeremy Lin has bounced from team to team starting with his rookie year for the Golden State Warriors, then to New York Knicks and then the Houston Rockets before finding himself in Los Angeles. Now, Linsanity just wants to find a home in the New Orleans Hornets.
"I want to get back to what makes me what I am as a player, which is being aggressive, being on the attack and always charging toward the rim," the 6-3 point guard said during the introductory press conference, as reported by ESPN. "I think that will help create easier shots for this team."
Jeremy Lin had a tumultuous past season with the Los Angeles Lakers where he posted a little over 11 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds. The Taiwanese point guard was willing but he could never get back to form during his Linsanity period when he averaged double-double in points and assists.
He signed a $4.3-M contract with the Charlotte Hornets for two years. And what got him to sign the dotted line was his conversation with coach Steve Clifford who laid down what the team wants from him.
"Just having that open line of communication early and being proactive about it was very big for me," he said.
Jeremy Lin added, "Very excited. Can't wait to get going. I just felt like this is going to be a great fit for me. What I bring to the table is what i think this team needs."
While the New Orleans Hornets might not get the output similar to Linsanity, Jeremy Lin said that he's a more refined and all-around player.
"I think the work Ive put in has made me better. I just don't think I've had the same fit or opportunity," Lin said. "I want to see how close I can get to reaching my full potential. It takes a lot of work on my end and also finding the right situation. I think this is a huge step in the right direction."