Jeremy Lin is now officially a Hornet.
The point guard made the announcement on his Facebook account, saying that the team will allow him to “play freely” and with “joy”.
“After a LOT of prayer and long discussions with family and friends, I wanted to personally let you guys know I’ll be joining the Charlotte Hornets,” Lin said on his Facebook post.
“I wanted to be on a team where I would be able to play freely and truly play the game I love with joy again. That has always been the most important thing to me.”
Initial reports have linked the Harvard standout with the Dallas Mavericks, saying that the team is clearing up salary cap for the PG. He was also targeted to be the starting point guard for the Mavs, following the departure of Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis.
However, it seems Lin had a different plan for his career. After discussing the issue with friends and family, the 26-year-old athlete said the Hornets was the best option for him.
“My journey has never looked the way I (or anyone else) thought it would, but God has always worked things out for my good and I am confident that he will continue to do so,” Lin wrote.
He also thanked Hornets Coach Steve Clifford and the organization for believing in him.
The player also took time to thank the Los Angeles Lakers and the entire Laker nation for supporting him the past year. Lin played a rollercoaster NBA 2014-15 season with the Lakers.
The Hornets will be the player’s fourth team in the NBA. He previously played for the Golden State Warriors, the Houston Rockets, the Lakers and the New York Knicks, where the “Linsanity” phenomenon broke out.
While it is unclear how JLin will thrive in the Charlotte Hornets roster, fans are hoping it will be home to Linsanity 2.0.
“I have no idea what is coming next, but I promise I will do everything in my power to contribute to this team and to improve as a player and as a person. Here’s to the next chapter!”