Jeremy Lin: Rockets Can Still Become Contender with Mediocre Point Guard

December 1st, 2012 by Alex Ballentine Leave a reply »
When the Houston Rockets signed Jeremy Lin to a three-year $25 million deal in the offseason, they were probably expecting a little more production than what they've seen from the polarizing point guard this season. 

Yes, Lin hasn't quite matched the eye-popping numbers that set off the whole "Linsanity" craze in New York. Through 15 games with the Rockets Lin is averaging 10.3 points per game on 37 percent shooting and is turning the ball over 2.9 times per game. Those aren't exactly great numbers to look at.

As Lin's detractors have said for a long time, the truth might just be that Lin is not a legitimate star. His play on the court could best be described as mediocre.

However, that doesn't mean that the Rockets have sunk the franchise by signing the popular point guard. While he's been a bit disappointing, Houston can still become a contender in the West. Here's why.


James Harden

Had the Rockets set out to build the roster around Jeremy Lin, they would be in trouble. After the blockbuster deal that brought James Harden into the fold, that's not the case.

It's clear that Harden is the bigges ...

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