Jeremy Lin could be close to realizing an NBA return dream and it may ironically happen with the Golden State Warriors. Photos of Lin playing ball with Stephen Curry and several other Golden State Warriors made its rounds via social media, spurring the likelihood of the 32-year-old joining the Dubs this coming NBA season.

Jordan Jimenez posted several photos of Lin playing with Curry and other Warriors players recently on Instagram at the University of San Francisco campus. Among those around included Eric Paschall, Kevon Looney, Marquese Chriss, and Alen Smailagic.

With these photos surfacing, the immediate thing that comes to mind is that a deal between Lin and the Warriors could be close. Then again, it could be nothing more than a friendly game among the players. But digging deeper, why is Lin there in the first place?

Lin recently left China where he played in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He is coming off a stint with the Beijing Ducks, something he cut short to continue his pursuit of playing NBA ball, CBS Sports reported.

Lin last saw action for the Toronto Raptors that bagged the 2018-19 NBA title. Though it handed the American-Asian player his first NBA ring, most are aware he was hardly a factor. Worse, he ended up being left out after that, a reason why he opted to play in the CBA.

But with the 2019-20 season already done, Lin has a new chance to try out with some of the NBA teams. Aside from the Warriors, the Brooklyn Nets are said to be another team interested in getting his services.

However, the Dubs appear to be close to signing Linsanity. Before the photos of him playing with Curry emerged, the latter had already expressed his admiration for the style of play of Lin. It appears the veteran guard would be a good addition to the Dubs roster, coming off the bench to spell Curry and Klay Thompson on occasions.

There is also a chance that Lin could be around as insurance. Most know that the Warriors are set to pick second in the 2020 NBA Draft, something most feel they will use on James Wiseman.

However, that is subject to change. Depending on who the Minnesota Timberwolves pick at no. 1, Anthony Edwards or Lonzo Ball could be too good to pass up.

If the Dubs take in a guard, Lin’s chances could be affected. If not, he could still be added but likely at a veteran’s minimum.

Jeremy Lin #7 of Beijing Ducks and Kay Felder #1 of Xinjiang Yilite Jeremy Lin #7 of Beijing Ducks and Kay Felder #1 of Xinjiang Yilite Getty Images | Fred Lee