Jeremy Lin fans are watching the Golden State Warriors post-season with particular interest. Free agent Lin might be a particularly good fit with Golden State, even though it wouldn’t immediately seem like the team with the league’s best record needs any help. But there are multiple reasons why the possibility of Jeremy Lin at Golden State has fans excited.
One, Lin’s a great fit in a Golden State locker room led by MVP Steph Curry. Both men are devout Christians — goal-oriented with similarly modest attitudes toward success. Two, Lin’s a native Northern California kid, having grown up in Palo Alto. Three, the Bay Area is very much a “world city” situation, and Lin’s international appeal is a big marketing benefit to a team in that category. Four, the Warriors are rich in guards but perhaps about to get poorer: besides Curry and Klay Thompson they have Leandro Barbosa and Brandon Rush. Barbosa’s a free agent after the season and Rush has a year left. Five: Even Klay’s dad, former NBA star Mychal Thompson, recently told ESPN Radio Los Angeles that Lin would be a good fit for coach Steve Kerr’s style.