Jeremy Lin believes he can be a significant part of an NBA winner. With his Lakers tenure mostly a rocky one, Lin’s polishing up his resume whenever Byron Scott gives him the chance. On Sunday in a nationally televised game against the Thunder, Lin scored a game-high 20 points on 50% shooting. He dished out 8 assists and grabbed 6 boards to go with 3 steals. But the Lakers still couldn’t knock off the Thunder, who played without Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Lin is averaging 17 points a game since the All-Star break. His all-around effectiveness has Lakers coach Byron Scott–not Lin’s biggest fan–thinking of returning Lin to the starting line-up. In that scenario Lin would play two-guard, keeping rookie Jordan Clarkson at point. Lin is eager to play any position. It’s being on the bench that bothers Lin. He wants to play and he’s been effective when he does. Could Jeremy Lin be part of the Lakers future?