Jeremy Lin Signs Deal With Beijing Ducks of Chinese Basketball Association


The 31-year-old signed with the Beijing Ducks on Tuesday after nine seasons in the National Basketball Association.

On Aug 27th, after signing with the team, Lin officially met with the Beijing Ducks players and the front office executives. Donnie had a longstanding and well-documented enmity with former Beijing Ducks superstar Stephon Marbury.

The Ducks are the third-most winningest team in the CBA, but last made a finals appearance back in the 2014-2015 season. "Congrats lil bro on signing your contract extension on the same day!"

Earlier this month, Pandaily reported that the former NBA veteran guard struggled to secure a contract with another NBA team despite winning an NBA championship title with the Toronto Raptors. Teams must have taken that as a sign that he couldn't be a decent contributor on the court for the 2019-20 season, as Lin shocked the basketball world by revealing just how hard it was to cope with not being wanted.

Lin, now 31 years of age, played for several teams throughout his tenure in the National Basketball Association.

The 31-year-old had expressed publicly that he was open to moving to the CBA, and he was reportedly offered three million USA dollars per year in the contract. He was a member for the Knicks during the 2011-12 season and averaged 14.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists on 44.6% shooting from the field and 32% from behind the arc.

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Lin had been without a team since winning the National Basketball Association title with the Raptors in June.

At this point, it's not clear how Lin will fare in this new endeavor.

Lin, who spent the 2018-19 season with the Hawks and Raptors, has a large fan base in Asia.

"Jeremy joining the Beijing Ducks men's basketball shows his confidence in us and is an honour, we sincerely welcome him", said Ducks club chairman Qin Xiaowen in a statement. Lin's parents immigrated to the United States from Taiwan.

Lin has previous experience playing overseas. Lin would qualify to play for the Chinese Taipei as he would be qualified to apply for a Republic of China passport.