• Jeremy Lin seems to be close to achieving an NBA return dream
  • Lin is spotted playing ball with Steph Curry and other Dubs
  • Curry has said on one occasion that he wants Lin to be part of their roster

Jeremy Lin is determined to make an NBA return and he may be closer than ever to doing so.

The American-Asian was spotted playing some pickup ball with Golden State Warriors star guard Stephen Curry, further spurring a likely homecoming happening in the Bay Area soon.

Photos of Lin playing ball with Curry as well as other Dubs’ players like Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney, Marquese Chriss, and Alen Smailagic were shared by Jordan Jimenez via Instagram. However, this photo sends off different signals.

For one, it could be nothing more than a friendly game among players with no intent hidden behind. If not that, Lin may have been in an impromptu tryout with the Dubs to see if he still has a lot of spunk to offer.

Either way, seeing Lin alongside Curry and the rest of the Warriors is a good sign. It will be recalled that he got his first taste of NBA ball with the Warriors during the 2010-11 season.

It was not a memorable time for the 32-year-old guard who truly rose to prominence when he played for the New York Knicks during the 2011-12 season.

Lin last played in the NBA as part of the 2018-19 Toronto Raptors champion squad. He started the season with the Atlanta Hawks but was picked up by the Raptors after getting waived.

With no takers, Lin moved to the Chinese Basketball Association to play for the Beijing Ducks. He averaged 22.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 5.6 assists during that spell.

In September, Lin bared that he would leave the Ducks and continue his NBA dream with the time he has left in the sport, CBS Sports reported. The Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets emerged as potential destinations, two teams he has ironically had forgettable stints with.

It has been a rollercoaster ride for Lin in the NBA. After seemingly rising with one team, he ended up faltering with the next one.

His best years were with the Houston Rockets during the 2012-13 season as mentioned in a previous post. However, things were never the same when he moved on from there.

Aside from the Warriors, Rockets, Hawks and Nets, Lin also had stints with the Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte Hornets.

Former NBA Championship winner Jeremy 'Linsanity' Lin is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and seeking a return to the US
Former NBA Championship winner Jeremy 'Linsanity' Lin is leaving the Beijing Ducks after one season in China and seeking a return to the US AFP / STR