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BROOK-LINSANITY! JEREMY LIN ANNOUNCES HE'S JOINING THE BROOKLYN NETS!

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In a tweet from his personal account, Jeremy Lin left no doubt where he will play next season.

Marc  Stein and Adrian Wojnarowski reported the terms...

As Bobby Marks tweets, even with the deal, the Nets still have about $40 million in cap space, enough to make significant offers to other free agents, including restricted free agents.

Lin met with the Nets and Pelicans on Thursday night in Palo Alto, California, a source told ESPN's Chris Broussard.  Nets front office personnel are in southern California Friday to work out Brandon Jennings. How the Lin decision affects that meeting is unknown.

The agreement to join the Nets becomes the first big signing of the Sean Marks era. It also brings LinSanity back to New York and re-unites Lin with Kenny Atkinson who was an assistant with the Knicks in 2012 when Lin took the city by storm, dominating the headlines with game-winning and often spectacular play.

Lin may have telegraphed his intentions back in April when after the Nets hired Atkinson he spoke highly of the man he once credited with igniting his career.

"I’ve kind of been saying it was just a matter of time for him because I know how good he is, I know how much he was there for me in New York," Lin told Andrew Keh of the Times. "When you’re around him, you kind of understand there’s something different about him: his energy, his passion, the juice he approaches his work with."

Lin added: "He doesn’t leave any stone unturned. He’s always the first one in, and I’m saying first one in by, like, hours."

As Zach Lowe tweeted Friday morning...

Since LinSanity, Lin has played for the Rockets, Lakers and Hornets. His turns with the Rockets and Lakers were lacklustre but last season, both teamed with and backing up Kemba Walker, Lin had his best season since leaving New York, averaging 11.7 points and three assists in 26.3 minutes per game. In 13 games as a starter, he averaged 17.5 points and 4.8 assists per and shot 46 percent from three. Steve Clifford, the Hornets coach, credited a lot of the team's success to Lin's consistency.

The Harvard grad, of course, will become a big marketing tool for the Nets. New York holds the largest population of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in the U.S. and the HSS Training Center is located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn's China Town. Lin, whose family is from Taiwan, is the only Chinese or Taiwanese-American in the NBA and is enormously popular in  the U.S., Taiwan and China.

As ESPN's Calvin Watkins tweets...

In a side note, Lin used a graphic designed by Net fan Cliff Kneuppel four years ago!

Lin did change the uniform number from 17, the number he wore in New York to 7.