The Los Angeles Lakers decided to trade for Jeremy Lin earlier in the offseason, a move met with mixed reviews. But the organization has to be happy about bringing in a player of Lin’s quality while giving away nothing and adding a first-round pick for next year’s draft. The team did a great job of acquiring an extra asset, and Lin’s contract comes off the books at the end of the season.
Put simply, the Lakers were smart to add a talented point guard who has proven that he can play in the league.
Lin is a good scorer who should find success in Byron Scott’s offense. He will get plenty of opportunities to have the ball in his hands, which is where he is most successful. He has struggled at times when playing off the ball, but has gotten better over the years, especially from the three-point line. He is a player that other teams will have to account for, and can help take some pressure off Kobe Bryant. He is very good at getting to the basket, which should create more shots for his teammates.
Lin is also a very popular player who should attract many fans, especially playing in Los Angeles. He has often received many votes for the all-star ballot, despite playing limited minutes. He brought “Linsanity” to New York, and should thrive in a Hollywood-type setting. There is no doubt that the Lakers will continue to see their popularity rise with the addition of Lin.
The Lakers made a good move in trading for Lin, as he adds a lot to the organization both on and off the court. He is a talented offensive player who brings excitement to the team and is well-liked in the locker room. He has a huge following of fans who will come from all over to watch him play.
Lin will be a valuable player to the team in the upcoming season and should help the organization in more ways than one.