Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford has said he's excited about playing Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker together in the Charlotte backcourt. Clifford sees an affinity between the Lin-Walker duo and the guard tandem of current NBA champion Golden State Warriors -- with MVP Steph Curry and scoring sensation Klay Thompson. (One difference that's interesting but inconsequential is that neither Walker's nor Lin's father played in the NBA -- both Curry's and Thompson's did!)
In Lin's earlier comments on his move, he said that Charlotte "came out of nowhere." But on reddit this week Lin explained that it was because Michael Jordan's Hornets give him the best chance to use his strengths, which means a strong, scoring, slashing, paint-bound driver of the ball who can spread defenses with the the 3-ball. Lin described the Hornets situation saying "they were very serious about wanting me and because they gave me the best opportunity to be the player I feel like I can be on the floor. My conversations with Coach Clifford and Coach Silas really persuaded me that they understood my game and how to use me."
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