Why Jeremy Lin is the New Leader of the Nets

When Jeremy Lin signed that 3-year, $36 million deal with the Nets this summer, most NBA analysts figured they were a perfect match. A starting spot, the presence of Kenny Atkinson, a return to New York – it simply made sense for all parties involved. What nobody could predict, however, is just how big of a role Lin would have from the very beginning. Unfortunately, the Nets were reminded of that in the worst way possible. After suffering a hamstring injury against the Detroit Pistons on November 2nd, Lin missed the following 9 games.

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