Lin hasn’t ruled out possibility of returning to LA Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Guard Jeremy Lin hasn’t ruled out a return to the Los Angeles Lakers next season despite his up-and-down first season with the club.

Lin, Nick Young and other injured Lakers spoke about their future Tuesday.

Los Angeles ends its season Wednesday at home against Sacramento.

Lin will be an unrestricted free agent after making nearly $15 million this season with the Lakers. He bounced in and out of coach Byron Scott’s starting lineup, but averaged 11.2 points and 4.6 assists per game.

Lin acknowledges he got off to a rough start, but eventually grew more comfortable in Scott’s system.

The Lakers were the fourth NBA team in five seasons for Lin, who gained international fame during a dynamic 35-game stint with the New York Knicks in 2012.