2014-12-16 13:29 #1
Lin is currently playing the final year of his contract that pays him roughly $15M this season ($8M against the salary cap). NBA insiders, including Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, think Lin is just a one-year rental for the purple-and-gold as they look to upgrade the point guard position by signing the like of Rajon Rondo, Reggie Jackson or Goran Dragic next season.
Then again, Kupchack is also aware of Lin's immense value, at least off the court. With Los Angeles having one of the biggest Asian-American market in the country at 2.5 million viewers, it would be hard for the Lakers GM to let Lin go away.
Perhaps, both parties could work on a reasonable contract using mid-level exception to make Lin stay put with the Lakers. Then again, everything is still uncertain at this point of the season, and movements around the league would certainly dictate Lin's future with his current team.