Jeremy Lin's season with the Los Angeles Lakers didn't go to according to plan, and the unrestricted free agent opened about how he felt following a disappointing year with the purple and gold in a personal blog post. Lin admitted he felt "pretty burnt out" in a season where he tried his hardest "despite seeing very little fruit." Since taking some time away -- including doing some fishing in San Diego -- he's found the motivation he needed to get back to the grind and focus on his offseason training regimen.
Lin was acquired by the Lakers in the summer in a package deal that also sent Houston's 2015 first-round pick (No. 27) to Los Angeles. The Lakers' hole at point guard has been an issue over the last few seasons, and Lin was projected to be the unquestioned starter at the position. Instead, he started in just 30 games, playing behind both Ronnie Price and Jordan Clarkson through significant portions of the season.
Here's a small excerpt from his post, including a thank you to his and the Lakers supporters:
I wanted to take this time to just say a sincere thank you to everyone who supported me and the Lakers this season. It wasn't an easy season for the players, coaches or fans, but you guys always stick by my side and I won't ever forget that!
As for me mentally, I felt pretty burnt out coming out of this past season. I felt like I gave great effort to play well, play the right way, and maintain the right perspective despite seeing very little fruit. So when the season first ended I felt very...lazy. I know it's natural to feel worn out after a long year, but I was surprised by how drained I felt and how little excitement I felt to start my off-season training.
Free agency begins on July 1, and Lin might find a healthy market for his services. The Lakers could still be an option, but his tumultuous season under head coach Byron Scott makes it feel like an unlikely outcome this summer.
Check out the entire post he wrote over here, including a shot of him with his favorite fish he caught while visiting San Diego.