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Jeremy Lin Trending Upward

Lastly, after a sluggish start to the season, new Atlanta Hawks point guard Jeremy Lin looks to be finally getting comfortable in Atlanta after a terrible injury last year with the Nets.

Lin had another strong game for the Hawks, which continues a streak of fairly impressive performances off the bench for the veteran ballhandler. In this Lin was perhaps the most efficient Hawks player on offense, scoring 16 points on 7 of 11 shooting, including 2 of 3 from deep.

Lin graced the Hawks with an overall impactful stat line of 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 24 minutes, and he was also a +6 BPM.

With Trae Young experiencing the growing pains one would expect from a highly touted rookie, Lin has provided a certain steady veteran presence at the point guard position, which has allowed Trae to work through his troubles with a strong leader behind him – something that not all rookies can boast.

This is likely the reason that Schlenk made the trade for Lin to begin with, and his solid play overall is likely a cherry on top.

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The Atlanta Hawks are finally back home on Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers, who are currently riding a 4-game winning streak.