Fresh from officially signing for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G League on Saturday, Jeremy Lin has told Chinese fans it is not his dream to stay in the development league, and that he’s still aiming to return to the NBA . “My dream is not to stay in the G league,” Lin said in a live Q&A with his Chinese fans on social media. “If I play well, NBA teams will want to sign me and I can join whichever NBA team who wants me, although I am playing in the Warriors’ G league team.” Lin took fan questions on Douyin, the Chinese-language version of TikTok, in a 30-minute session that took in a wide range of topics beyond his immediate future in the G League. The 32-year-old, who established himself as a fan favourite with the Beijing Ducks in the Chinese Basketball Association last season, told fans that he was still chasing his NBA dream even though it was a difficult decision. The Santa Cruz Warriors have added Jeremy Lin to the 2020-21 roster #SeaDubs Welcome @JLin7 ! pic.twitter.com/6kQofD1ud8 — Santa Cruz Warriors (@GLeagueWarriors) January 9, 2021 Lin said that the two most painful things about his decision to leave the CBA were that he cannot play in front of Chinese fans, which is why he took four months to decide, and it is hard to give up on the Ducks. The former “Linsanity” star said that he remains in touch with his former Ducks teammates and coaches on a daily basis. Speaking in Mandarin, Lin explained that he did the Q&A as he did not think that his post on Weibo, where he announced that he was going to join the Golden State Warriors’ G League affiliate on Friday, was enough. Jeremy Lin and Kai Sotto’s Ignite to play in NBA G League bubble “I think an update on social media is not enough,” Lin said, “so I choose to live-stream on Douyin, to see if I can talk with you and answer your questions.” Lin also told fans that he would upload his G League highlights to social media so that fans could watch his progress. The G League is not broadcast in China. He also reassured fans that he might return to the CBA in the future, whatever happens with his attempts to return to the NBA. ⚡ @JLin7 updates Weibo- I hope I can tell you directly about me. I have decided to participate in G League Bubble w/ Santa Cruz in Feb. play 12 games…can sign w/ any team at any time…do my best to become the best player…to…There will be live fans’ Q&As in the next 2 days. pic.twitter.com/pUTuX4mN6U — Popo Chung (@PopoChung7) January 8, 2021 “Regardless of success or not, I don’t know what I will do next year. If no NBA team wants me, if you asked me today, I really want to go back to the CBA,” he said. “I always want to go back to CBA some day, that’s for sure. I get on well with Shougang boss, players and coach. “If I am successful in NBA, then even if I have an NBA offer next year, I can’t agree to go to the NBA immediately, because I really enjoyed my time with the Ducks.” Lin pens emotional message to Chinese fans after confirming US return Lin said he had unfinished business in China, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing the league into a bubble when it resumed after a four-month break. “I haven’t played in some cities,” Lin said. “I will definitely consider CBA in my future plan.” He added that he would return to China at some point this year to host a celebrity basketball game. Lin said that he thinks the G League, which is yet to confirm its season schedule further than a February start, will begin on either February 8 or 9 for the Warriors. He said he expected to go to Santa Cruz on January 19 ahead of the team travelling to the G League bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Disney World near Orlando, Florida. Lin also told fans that while he considered his future for a while, he would have regretted not chasing the NBA dream once more.