Warriors Recall Jeremy Lin from Reno Bighorns

The Golden State Warriors will recall Jeremy Lin from the Reno Bighorns in time to rejoin the team for Wednesday’s game against the Hornets, according to a tweet from Warriors beat writer Marcus Thompson Tuesday.

Chinese American Lin averaged a team-high 18 points in the four games he played with the Bighorns. Lin was assigned to the Warriors’ Development League affiliate on December 28.

Lin went undrafted after a record-setting Harvard career, but was signed by the Warriors in the off-season after he showed great promise in several NBA Summer League games in Las Vegas with the Dallas Mavericks. In five games averaging 19 minutes of play the Lin averaged 9.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals as a combo guard. He was recognized for his ability to go to the rim and aggressive defensive play, especially when paired against Wizards’ top draft pick John Wall.

The 6-3, 200-pound Lin quickly became a fan favorite in the Bay Area, especially among Asian Americans though he was limited to only 8.5 minutes average playing time in the 17 regular season games he has played for the Warriors, averaging 1.9 points, 0.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game.