Jerry Lin called back to NBA


CNA

TAIPEI–Jeremy Lin, the first person of Taiwanese descent to make the roster of a National Basketball Association (NBA) team, will play Thursday in a game between the Golden State Warriors and Denver Nuggets, after a hiatus of more than one month.

Lin, who made his game season debut with the Warriors last Oct. 30, was sent to the NBA Development League in December, and again on Jan. 10 after being called back six days earlier.

This time, the 22-year-old point guard — the first Harvard graduate to play in the NBA in 57 years — was called back because the Warriors’ two point guards were out — Acie Law with a wrist injury and Charlie Bell on a drunk driving offense.

In his last NBA appearance against the Houston Rockets late December, Lin had one steal, one rebound, one assist and one block, and scored two points in more than 10 minutes.

Lin, who grew up in Palo Alto, California, was not selected in the NBA Draft last June but was signed by the Warriors on a two-year contract after his strong performance in the summer league.

His parents immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in the 1970s.