"every year it gets harder. and in english there's a saying and it says once you hit rock bottom, the only way is up. but rock bottom just seems to keep getting more and more rock bottom for me. so, free agency has been tough. because i feel like in some ways the nba's kind of given up on me."
according to reporter jia lei, some teams have contacted lin and have expressed interest in bringing him to china, the south china morning post reported. negotiations are allegedly underway with details withheld as of now.
and while his nba career seems to be on pause, endorsements continue for the one-time nba champion. he was recently in a press conference in guangzhou to announce his brand ambassador role for chinese sportswear xtep. it was here where he revealed he was seriously considering a return to the cba.
"of course i am thinking about the cba," lin said. "i don't know where i will be next year, so i don't have expectations. i know what level i can play at, so if i don't get that i won't settle."
further supporting the belief that lin could be headed to the cba was his role in the annual charity all-star game which he co-organized. most of the players who took part in the event were cba stars, something that all the more led many to believe that he would be suiting up in the chinese league next season. there is no word yet on which team has the lead for his services.