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Jeremy Lin ranked 34 on NBA trade value in American sport column

Jeremy Lin ranked 34 on NBA trade value in American sport column

Though the New York Knicks are on a four-game losing streak, their Taiwanese-American point guard Jeremy Lin has been ranked by a columnist as having the 34th highest trade value in the National Basketball Association.
In his annual list of NBA player trade values on Grantland.com, American sports columnist Bill Simmons said he spent two weeks trying to determine where Lin should be placed on that list, roughly one week after Lin led the Knicks to its longest winning streak this season.
Placing Lin at 34, Simmons said, “This feels about right. It’s certainly better than being ranked between Sean Marks and Zabian Dowdell,” recalling the ranking by ESPN in September 2011 that put Lin at No. 467.
Simmons also asked Lin for his own opinion, who said, “I’m hoping that I’m more valuable than the 467th best player in the league, and thankful if it happens because my trainer kept yelling ‘467!’ every time I got tired during workouts.”
Of note, Lin’s ranking was higher than Tyson Chandler (41) and Steve Nash (36).
LeBron James of the Miami Heat topped the list, followed by Kevin Durant (the Oklahoma City Thunder), Derrick Rose (the Chicago Bulls), Kevin Love (the Minnesota Timberwolves) and Blake Griffin (the Los Angeles Clippers).


Updated : 2021-10-27 06:38 GMT+08:00