Warriors’ Owner ‘Sick’ About Cutting Lin
Hoping to clear as much salary-cap room as possible to sign Los Angeles Clippers restricted free-agent center DeAndre Jordan to an offer sheet, (Larry) Riley and the Warriors waived (Jeremy) Lin on Dec. 9 to save $762,195. Golden State pulled Lin out of the first day of practice to give him the news while also signing Jenkins to a two-year contract on the same day.
Said Riley, “I felt like if everything went well, [Lin] could be a good backup point guard in this league.”
“I told [Riley] it was a mistake, a bad choice,” said Lin’s agent, Roger Montgomery. “I asked him if there was any other way they could clear money for DeAndre Jordan. But he said he tried and exhausted every option and Joe [Lacob] was sick about it.”