Mitch Kupchak opens the presser by talking about how LAL have tried to acquire Jeremy twice in the past. Happy it worked out this time.
Jeremy Lin: "I’m just really excited to be part of this organization. For me I’m viewing it as a fresh start, back in the state of California.
I’ve had the opportunity to play with a few really good players… now Kobe. I think I’ll be able to learn a lot. I’m just excited.”
On wearing #17 again: "Xavier Henry had 7 here. 17 has been a special number to me. I wore it in the D-League w/ the Reno Big Horns & in New York."
Lin on his reception upon being traded: “Was all red Rockets & the day I went back to Asia it was all yellow. I thought “wow that was fast.”
The thing Lin most appreciates about Nash: his footwork & the angles he takes. “You can’t really appreciate it until you guard him….I can’t wait. I remember when he as in Phoenix & was 20 & 10 every night. I can’t wait to learn from him.”