Jeremy Lin Leaving Los Angeles Lakers? Reasons Why He Could Possibly Be On His Way Out Of LA


Jeremy Lin Leaving Los Angeles Lakers? Reasons Why He Could Possibly Be On His Way Out Of LA
Jeremy Lin Leaving Los Angeles Lakers? Reasons Why He Could Possibly Be On His Way Out Of LA

The Los Angeles Lakers had a very shaky season and there were plenty of pointing fingers on who should be blamed for their poor showing.

The management and Head coach Byron Scott took majority of the blames and Jeremy Lin was criticized all season long for being unable to anchor the Lakers offense.

His turnover issues were one of the biggest concerns along with his inconsistent performances day in and day out.

For that reason, Jackson Sanders of Hoops Habit listed some reasons why Jeremy Lin is on his way out of Los Angeles.

The fact that he is now behind Jordan Clarkson or sometimes even Ronnie Price is one of the alarming factors why he is no longer desired down there.

Another is that his game is simply not fit in Scott’s system.

“His numbers weren’t down all that much, but the reason why he was considered a letdown was truly out of his hands,” Sanders wrote.

“Expectation is the root of all disappointment, and Jeremy Lin’s were simply too high for who he is: a solid role player,” he said.

“Jeremy Lin is at his best when he can attack the basket.

He shot 55.6 percent in the restricted area and 39.7 percent inside the paint in 2014-15,” Sanders wrote.

“Compare that to his 33.2 percent clip from midrange last season, along with the fact that 28.4 percent of his attempted field goals came from midrange, and it starts to make sense why he simply may not have fit in the Lakers’ offensive philosophy,” he added.

Nevertheless, Sanders said that Jeremy Lin will still have suitors the moment he test the free agent market.

“Going into the free agent marketplace, he should be valued as a key role player,” Sanders wrote.

“At the same time Lin hits free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers will be in the market for superstars, All-Stars and starters,” he noted.

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