Updated 03:32 PM EDT, Sat, Sep 18, 2021

Jeremy Lin Stats & Trade Rumors: Linsanity Bitter of Jordan Clarkson? The Truth Revealed!

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It's obvious that Linsanity is back with Jeremy Lin performing almost close to his amazing plays in the NBA in the past and contributing solid points for the Los Angelers Lakers. But his strong comeback is rumored to be overshadowed by teammate Jordan Clarkson who is also on the rise and is said to be a cheaper option for the Lakers.

Los Angeles Times said Lin was averaging 17 points and six assists in his past games which is clearly far from his initial performance with the Lakers but he went a step backward on Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies where he made only four points and three assists.

Considering his performance in the past and some inconsistent plays, the Lakers might as well pick Clarkson over him as the latter is said to be worth $845,059 only.

Asked about his possible exit from the team this coming summer, Lin told Los Angeles Times that he does not want to address free agency queries until the end of the season.

"I'll discuss that later," he was quoted as saying. He also said that he is "not bitter but supportive" of Clarkson.

"To do it against a great team defense like Memphis, that's hard to do on their floor. The kid has grown up and has a ton of potential. It's impressive," Lin noted.

Lakers Nation, in a similar report, said that Lin's future with the Lakers is still undetermined but it could change if he can seal a "solid finish" for the team by the end of the season which will also increase his value as a free agent.

But the same article said that the team is bent on developing the skills of rookie Clarkson who is said to have made great improvement on his plays and is seen to be a potential NBA star. The Lakers are also reportedly eyeing to get free agents like Goran Dragic and Rajon Rondo this summer to add point guards on the roster and these movements are expected to affect Lin's re-signing on the team.

Asked about Lin's recent performance on the court, coach Byron Scott seems to be noticing the renewed energy and passion from the player that he did not see during the first games of the season usually causing him a spot on the starting lineup.

"I think the last five, six games, Jeremy's played extremely well at both ends of the floor. He's not thinking so much out there. That's the biggest thing that we talked about months ago, was quit thinking so much and just play and react to the situation," Scott said, as quoted by the Los Angeles Times.

The coach added that Lin is also doing a much better job of running the offense. Let's hope that these positive inputs from Scott will have bearing on Lin's future in Los Angeles.

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