NBA trade rumors are swirling that Jeremy Lin will leave the Hornets and join the Chicago Bulls next season.
Sportsrageous reported that two-year deal worth almost $4.4 million has been signed by Lin with the Charlotte Hornets before the start of the 2015-16 season. Lin also has a player option for the 2016-17 season, which means that Lin has the option to explore the free agency market and join another team, possibly the Chicago Bulls.
Lin is going to be a useful addition to the Chicago Bulls, especially their coach Fred Hoiberg's fast paced offense. He can also be good combination with Jimmy Butler to lead the team's offense.
But despite the latest rumors, Lin would love to stay with the Hornets and re-sign with them. Charlotte Observer reported that Lin said that he was willing to return because he has spent quality time here in the last six years. Lin added that he has improved a lot as a defender ever since coming to Hornets.
Lin also said that he will not mind cutting his fee to stay on with the Hornets in the long term. He added that he was more focused on having fun and be happy. Lin noted that he has previously been paid on the lower end but had a lot of fun and he has been paid high salary but he did not enjoyed it at all.
Lin said that he was willing to play with Hornet guys and their coach, Steve Clifford again. He elaborated, "When you bounce around a lot the way I have, seeing a lot of organizations, there's a lot about this one that I can appreciate in terms my experience, that maybe I didn't have in other situations."