Does It Really Make Sense for the Rockets to Bring Jeremy Lin off the Bench?

December 18th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
Jeremy Lin is never far from controversy, whether he's done anything to deserve it or not. The latest Linsanity-related topic of debate: Should he be starting for the Houston Rockets?

If his most recent performance against the New York Knicks is any indication, the answer is a resounding "NO!"

Lin returned to Madison Square Garden to face the Knicks on December 17 on the heels of a funk of his own. He'd tallied a total of 22 points over his previous three games after piling up 38 points against the San Antonio Spurs while James Harden was sidelined.

So, naturally, the blogosphere began to wonder whether Lin and the Rockets might be better served with him in a reserve role. ESPN's Tom Haberstroh gave his two cents on the matter. So did yours truly.

Not without reason, of course.'s numbers suggested (for the most part) that Lin and Harden were more effective without one another than they were in tandem. Lin's clear decline in productivity from last season's spectacular stint to now even suggested that a change might benefit all concerned parties.

He wasn't shooting well from the perimeter, nor was he making hi ...

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