Jeremy Lin to sign four-year $28.8 M with Houston Rockets

Jeremy Lin to sign four-year $28.8 M with Houston Rockets

New York City : NY : USA | Jul 06, 2012 at 2:58 AM PDT
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Jeremy Lin is taking Linsanity to Houston, Texas, this time with a hefty price tag of almost $30 million for 4-year deal as a Rocket according to Yahoo. The irony is Jeremy Lin started the 2011-12 season with Houston Rockets roster before being waived right at the start on the season. The Harvard standout ended joining the Knicks early in the 2011–12 season and energized the Knicks in leading the 7-game winning streak that put their playoffs hope alive.

Lin played in 35 games for the Knicks last season that also yields too much pressure resulting a knee injury and later ending his season early with knee surgery. Lin averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and three rebounds as a starter in 24 games.

Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was quoted, "He probably wouldn’t have played much at all, and then would’ve been released at the end of the year. I didn’t know he could play this well, and if I did, we would’ve kept him."

The Rockets-Lin deal comes on the same day the team traded point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors for first round draft pick. Knicks had made it known that they will match any offer on Jeremy Lin, at the same time pursuing Steve Nash but as Nash choose to sign the Lakers. The Knicks failed move on Nash and signing of 39-year old Jason Kidd might resulted Lin to consider the offer from Houston Rockets as CBS Sports coined out. It's not known yet if the Knicks will match the Houston's offer as they will have until July 14 to do so.

The Taiwanese-American and Harvard graduate Jeremy Lin propelled to stardom as Linsanity fever swept around the world with huge following from Southeast Asia mostly Chinese. Lin's success as an NBA undrafted guard makes his story more compelling especially to Asian-American community. Lin played 29 games with Golden State as a rookie in 2010-11 season.

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New York Knicks Jeremy Lin looks to pass against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto
New York Knicks Jeremy Lin looks to pass against the Toronto Raptors during their NBA basketball game in Toronto
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