• Jeremy Lin is still waiting for a chance to fulfill his NBA comeback dream
  • Lin is the last G-League top scorer who has not yet given a chance by NBA teams
  • Lin's injury history is seen as a stumbling block

Jeremy Lin is still waiting in the wings for a potential NBA comeback stint.

But as of this writing, none of the injury-plagued teams have given him a call. Regardless, the 32-year-old is not closing the door and sounded off on social media that he is just waiting for an opportunity.

Lin responded to a post by Marc Stein of the New York Times saying “just need an opportunity.”

The tweet of Stein was a report on Oshae Brissett who got a second 10-day contract with the Indiana Pacers. A reason behind the response is because it was stated in the post that Lin is the only player among the top 11 scorers from the G-League that has yet to be offered a deal.

No team has come forward to offer Lin anything, not even a 10-day contract. This is despite him having a good showing in the G-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors.

“Linsanity” averaged 19.8 points, 6.4 assists, and 3.2 rebounds in nine games, not to mention shooting a 42% clip from beyond the arc.

Lin last played for the Toronto Raptors during the 2018-19 NBA season. He hardly saw action playing behind the likes of Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet.

He played in only three games with the Raptors at the time, averaging 7 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.3 assists.

After he was cut, no team took a chance on Lin and he ended up playing in the Chinese Basketball Association. He performed well but felt he still had some unfinished business in the NBA.

Despite big money on the table in China, Lin went via an unusual route with hopes of making an NBA return. So far, that has not happened.

Jeremy Lin
Jeremy Lin #7 of Beijing Ducks in action during 2019/2020 CBA League - Beijing Ducks v Xinjiang Yilite at Beijing Wukesong Sport Arena on December 25, 2019 in Beijing, China. Fred Lee/Getty Images

The Golden State Warriors would make sense, but financial implications on the salary of Lin have complicated matters.

Hence, all Lin can do now is wait and hope he still gets a chance to play in the NBA once more.

Aside from money matters, there is also concern about the health of Lin. In the G-League alone, he missed some games and this may easily turn off playoff-bound teams who need healthy bodies heading into the postseason.

Although any NBA team who picks him up is unlikely to grant him heavy minutes, the last thing that these clubs need is adding a player who may struggle to stay healthy.