Veteran guard Jeremy Lin to join Beijing Ducks

Toronto Raptors’ Jeremy Lin leaves NBA to join Chinese side Beijing Shougang Ducks

Toronto Raptors’ Jeremy Lin leaves NBA to join Chinese side Beijing Shougang Ducks

After the news broke, Lin took to Instagram where he posted a thank you to the National Basketball Association and everyone who has supported him over the years. Excited for the next step with the Beijing Ducks.

As part of his farewell message, Lin thanked his fans and those who stayed close to him throughout his nine-year career in the National Basketball Association.

Lin, who went undrafted out of Harvard University in 2010, is best known for his remarkable run with the Knicks during the 2011-12 season.

He averaged 14.6 points per game that season and signed with the Houston Rockets later that summer.

Last season, Lin was waived by the Atlanta Hawks but signed with the Raptors mid-season following an injury to point guard Fred VanVleet. The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Lin even opened up during a media event, saying he felt as though the league has turned its back on him. He also added that another dream he'd like to accomplish when he did come over to China would be to play with his younger brother, Joseph, who plays for the Fubon Braves in the Super Basketball League, an elite semi-pro men's league in Taiwan.

As an American basketball player, Lin will be occupying one of the foreign players' spots on the Beijing squad. The 31-year-old guard has played for four teams over the past four seasons and struggled to find consistent playing time on any of those teams.

Lin joining the CBA isn't especially surprising, as he has previously admitted that he has considered playing in China because of the fanfare.

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