NEW YORK, Mar. 17, 2011 – Golden State Warriors guard Jeremy Lin was reassigned to the Reno Bighorns, the Warriors’ NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today. The assignment marks the 47th time in the 2010-11 season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate, and it is the third assignment for Lin, a rookie out of Harvard.
Lin (6-3, 200) was assigned to Reno on Dec. 28 and Jan. 9, and averaged 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.19 steals in 16 games. Lin has appeared in 23 games this season for Golden State, averaging 1.9 points, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 8.7 minutes.
The Warriors signed Lin as an undrafted free agent in July. In four years at Harvard, Lin averaged 12.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists. He became the first player in Ivy League history to record 1,450 points, 450 rebounds, 400 assists and 200 steals, and was one of 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award as a senior.
Lin joins the Bighorns for Reno’s game at Utah on Friday. Warriors fans can keep track of Lin and the Bighorns by logging onto NBA.com/dleague to watch every game live, online, for free.
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 20 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2009-10 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.