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Warriors send Jeremy Lin to D-League

Dec 28, 2010, 10:54 AM EDT

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In a move that was expected, the Golden State Warriors have sent rookie Jeremy Lin to the Reno of the D-League, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“Obviously, I’d love to stay with the team, but I’m going to be able to get a lot of playing time,” Lin said. “It’s not the end of the world, and I can learn and grow a lot as a player.”

Lin needs that game experience more than he needs to watch NBA games from really amazing courtside seats.

Lin was a sensation at Harvard and Summer League who was undrafted but fought his way on to the Warriors roster with hustle and grit. Someday he may well make a solid rotation point guard. But not right now. When Stephen Curry went down the Warriors immediately signed journeyman Acie Law rather than give key minutes to Lin.

Now he’ll get the minutes in Reno but will likely be back up with the Warriors in a couple months.

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