The Stephen Curry contract with the Golden State Warriors is set to expire in 2017. Even with an entire NBA season still ahead, teams are already scrambling to ensure that they have a shot at signing the reigning MVP by the time he hits free agency. Reports indicate that Jeremy Lin of the Brooklyn Nets joins the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Jimmy Butler, LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard in preparing to recruit the Golden State Warriors star.
The entry of Kevin Durant in the Golden State Warriors roster raised the question of a Stephen Curry contract problem and a Klay Thompson trade. While the Draymond Green team insists that the players will retain their roles despite the acquisition of the Oklahoma City Thunder star, fans believe that the Dub Nation is on its way to a nasty divorce from Stephen Curry by the time the 2017 free agency hits. Hence, NBA teams are looking into ways to clear their cap space to make sure that they will get a chance to sit down and convince the MVP to sign with them.
Jeremy Lin, the newest leader of the Brooklyn Nets roster, is reportedly demanding that the NBA team pursues Stephen Curry aggressively. As a veteran in the league, the former New York Knicks star is expected to be taken more seriously compared with his Linsanity days alongside Carmelo Anthony. That is, Jeremy Lin is anticipated to become a major force behind the Brooklyn Nets once the 2017 free agency starts.
Apart from their personalities that seem to click, as fans are aware that Jeremy Lin and Stephen Curry are good friends, both NBA stars appear to be open in using their talents on things beyond basketball. Among the athletes in the world of professional sports, Linsanity and the other half of the Splash Brothers join NFL stars Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson and Tim Tebow in being identified as men of faith. These players are all outspoken with their beliefs and are also open with the work they do outside their respective sports.
"I am in a much different place mentally as a person than I was when I was with the Knicks. So when you talk about that platform, I want to embrace it," shared Jeremy Lin of his growth with the NBA. The Brooklyn Nets star added, "I am not just saying Asians. If you look at what is going on in the world and a lot of the violence that is going on in the world in terms of the justice system and all these different things - that is real life. That is so much bigger than basketball. I have a voice because of basketball, to be able to talk and influence and do things that are related to things that are affecting people's lives and things every day. That is a very unique situation."
At the moment, no official confirmation has been given by the parties involved. However, Brooklyn Nets fans are eager to see how Jeremy Lin will recruit the great Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.