Report: Jeremy Lin to become free agent after declining player option

Wednesday June 8th, 2016

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Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin will decline the player option on his contract and become an unrestricted free agent this summer, Chris Haynes of reports.

Lin, 27, signed a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the Hornets last summer with a player option for the 2016–17 season.

The six-year veteran had a productive 2015–16 season coming off the bench for the Hornets, averaging 11.7 points, 3.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game.

The Knicks are reportedly not interested in re-signing Lin, who played in New York for the 2011–12 season, but he could field other offers when free agency begins on July 1.

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