Dec 16, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT
Stephen Curry’s ankle sprain will heal eventually, and when it does Jeremy Lin could be headed to Reno and the D-League.
You remember Lin, the Harvard star and Summer League sensation who was invited to camp and fought his way on to the Warriors roster with hustle and effort? The Warriors think he could be a quality backup/rotation point guard down the line.
But not right now. When Curry went down the Warriors immediately signed journeyman Acie Law rather than give key minutes to Lin. Right now Lin is the mop-up, third-string point guard who has played eight total minutes in the last five games combined. He needs some experience and seasoning at the next level.
That means the D-League, according to Comcast Bay Area.
When asked recently whether the Warriors were considering sending Lin to the team’s affiliate in Reno, Warriors general manager Larry Riley responded: “It’s possible. I’d say that’s something that’s on the table.”
If they sent him to Reno he’d play for former Warriors (and Kings) coach Eric Musselman, who has some knowledge to pass along. It could be what he needs to make the next step forward.