Two factors point to the Dallas Mavericks as a very reasonable place for Jeremy Lin to land in free agency. The most obvious might be that the Mavs just lost their best (under-seven-foot) scorer, as Monta Ellis took his talents to the Indiana Pacers. That means there’s a point guard position open and not only that, it’s a scoring guard role — that’s Lin’s strength, getting into the lane and scoring baskets.
The other reason the Mavs could work is that the match makes sense from an organizational perspective. The debacle of attitude-heavy Rajon Rondo‘s half season in Dallas still reeks. Lin is pretty much the opposite of Rondo. Not long after Rondo arrived in Dallas coach Rick Carlisle suspended the mercurial guard for “conduct detrimental to the team.” Jeremy Lin has never come close to anything like conduct problems, despite a season in LA under Byron Scott that sorely tested his will to fall in line. And the only thing about Lin that’s been occasionally detrimental to a team is turnovers, a category he’s improved in. Also the Mavs signing superb defensive center DeAndre Jordan may even allow them to live with the occasional Lin defensive lapse.