Nets’ Lin opts in to player option for next year

Brooklyn Nets guard Jeremy Lin has opted in to his $12.5 million player option for next season, according to a report from ESPN.

Lin ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee in October and underwent season-ending surgery, so this news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Lin signed a three-year, $38 million deal with the Nets in 2016, with all $38 million being guaranteed.

The Harvard grad has career averages of 12.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists while shooting 43.3 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from three.