It looks as though the effects of the last two weeks in the NBA are starting to trickle down into the decision-making processes for NBA players. After Lou Williams signed an extension that caught many off guard — and as many teams were rumored to be interested in shedding salary during Thursday’s trade deadline — Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin reportedly decided to opt into his $12.5 million player option for the 2018-19 NBA season. That is a hefty chunk of change for the 29-year-old Lin, who could have been expecting a big payday moving into the summer of 2018. That would not have been entirely unexpected. Lin has continued to develop his game and was slated to be one of Brooklyn’s most important players this season before rupturing his patella tendon in the first game of the year. Lin next contract would have probably also been the final large contract of his career.