Jeremy Lin signs to play in China

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Jeremy Lin came to a public and emotional realization he might not get signed in the NBA this summer.

Now, it’s time to move on.

The point guard – whose Asian roots, path as undrafted out of Harvard and flash of brilliant play with the Knicks brought him worldwide attention with Linsanity – signed with the Beijing Ducks, as somewhat expected.

Lin is already highly popular in China. He’ll enter the Chinese Basketball Association a star.

His ability to operate in the pick-and-roll should help him keep that status. He could post big numbers in that league.

At 31, he even has a chance to return to the NBA eventually. He’s a borderline NBA player. Right now, he’s out. But it wouldn’t take much for him to nudge himself back in.