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Lin to sign a 3-year NBA deal with the Brooklyn Nets

 

Palo Alto grad Jeremy Lin is headed to the Brooklyn Nets according to reports from the Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, who has reliable sources within the NBA community, on Friday.

Lin conformed the report on his Instagram account, writing "The journey continues...thankful for the next chapter!!"

The three-year deal calls for $12 million a year. The 27-year-old guard, who originally signed as an undrafted free agent and made his professional debut with the Golden State Warriors out of Harvard, has made stops with the New York Knicks -- where 'Linsanity' became a top-trending hash tag -- the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets.

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson worked with Lin while with the Knicks, a considerable factor in his signing. Stanford product Brook Lopez also plays for the Nets.

Lin averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists with the Hornets this past season. He owns career averages of 11.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals.

Lin has scored 4,319 points in his six-year NBA career, grabbed 1,024 rebounds and distributed 1,623 assists.

During his season in New York, Lin came off the bench to spark the Knicks and scored at least 20 points nine times in a 10-game span as 'Linsanity' became the biggest story in basketball for a time and earned him the cover of Sports Illustrated on Feb. 20, 2012.

He was the first American-born player of Chinese or Taiwanese decent to appear in the NBA. He had a life-size wax figure added to the collection in the sports-themed room at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum near Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco two years ago.

Lin led the Palo Alto High School Vikings to the 2006 CIF Division II state championship before heading to Harvard University in 2006.

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