Jeremy Lin is entering his first season with the Houston Rockets. After his breakout season with the New York Knicks last year and after the phenomenon that was Linsanity, Lin will have a microscope on him to see how he responds to playing in the smaller market. In addition, Lin will have to prove that he has recovered from the knee injury he suffered last season.
Lin has not missed any practice time and his overall recovery from last year's knee injury has gone well, but the Rockets' guard admits that he is still working his way back. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Lin has backed off the claim that he is 100% healthy and admitted he is still working his way back to 100%.
Lin was a breakout star with the Knicks last season and helped them make the playoffs in the Eastern Conference. However, he injured his knee and had to miss significant time. He played in just 35 of the team's 66 games. The Rockets hope he will be healthy for the regular season and can show much of the skill he flashed in New York.
Lin averaged 14.6 points per game in New York. He had a string of incredible performances that won him the starting point guard job in New York and made him a household name across the country. However, Lin is still relatively new to the league. This will be just his third season in the NBA and he has only played in a total of 74 games in his career.
The Rockets gave Lin a three-year, $25 million contract based on his performance in New York. The Knicks were not willing to match the offer, so Lin moved on to Houston.
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