Were Lakers Close to Signing Jeremy Lin?
Training camp hadn’t even begun in early December, so there was still time to toss around names of unsigned free agents.
The Lakers even discussed Jeremy Lin, who had just been waived by Golden State so the Warriors could create salary cap space to offer a contract to free-agent center DeAndre Jordan.
“I knew who [Lin] was because when he was floating out there, I know Mitch had some interest in him and he brought his name up to me,” Lakers Coach Mike Brown said, referring to General Manager Mitch Kupchak.
How close were the Lakers to signing Lin?
“I have no clue,” Brown said. “We brought up a million names. This was back before we had the team together. I know that Mitch liked the guy and thought highly of him but I didn’t know anything about him back then.”