Jeremy Lin: How James Harden Trade Impacts Rockets’ New PG

October 27th, 2012 by Mike Shiekman Leave a reply »
Jeremy Lin is no longer a lone star in Houston. The Rockets have traded for Oklahoma City Thunder star James Harden, sending Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and a couple first-round draft picks, among others.

The Rockets’ package is disclosed below, originally reported by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

Along with All-Star guard James Harden, the Thunder will send Cole Aldridge, Lazr Hayward and Daquan Cook to the Rockets, source tells Y!

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 28, 2012 Before the Harden trade, Lin was surrounded by a glut of rookies and complementary players, with a lottery destination in sight barring a magical season. Now with another potential star on board, Lin will have another player to defer to when teams can break down his pick-and-roll abilities.

Beardsanity, anyone?

Harden, last year’s Sixth Man of the Year, has the scoring tools to be a 25-point scorer for Houston. He’s an injection of offense whenever he takes the floor, combining shooting, inside scoring and a high basketball IQ to pair with Lin.

Harden will also be able to spell Lin for a few minu ...

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