Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin can move off his brother’s couch now… or not


Jeremy Lin has been living the life of an NBA nomad — a guy who went to camp with Golden State, was cut and ended up with Houston for a while, but he never saw the court there (they have Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic at the point already) so he was released.

Then he was picked up by the Knicks. Then sent to the D-League. And if you asked most people around the Knicks on Feb. 3 what was going to happen to him the answer would have been “let go.” It wasn’t exactly a stable existence.

Since coming to New York, Lin was sleeping on his brother’s couch, according to the New York Times Howard Beck.

So for the past six weeks, Lin, 23, has been sleeping in his brother Josh’s living room, waiting for clarity and career security.

“He has his own couch,” Josh Lin, a New York University dental student, said cheerfully.

Then came Linsanity — his explosion on the scene. In the last 48 hours, the Knicks picked up Lin’s contract for the rest of the season, paying him a pro-rated share of $800,000. Not a lot of money by NBA or Manhattan housing price standards, but he should be able to get his own place now. Right?

That’s not what Lin told the Rise Guys on 95.7 the Game in San Francisco (via Sports Radio Interviews).

“I’m not really sure. I don’t know if I want to shake things up just yet. I’m looking for a place.”

Don’t mess with the streak. Good advice straight from Crash Davis to Jeremy Lin.

Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.