Jeremy Lin Trade Would Be Best for All Parties

July 20th, 2013 by Brian Mazique Leave a reply »

Many Houston Rockets fans love Jeremy Lin, but trading him this offseason would be the best move for him and the team. The acquisition of Dwight Howard pushes the Rockets further away from operating in Lin's comfort zones. ESPN's Bradford Doolittle examined the concept of moving Lin and Omer Asik earlier this month.

Signing Lin during the summer of 2012 made sense for the Houston Rockets. He had an eye-popping stretch with the New York Knicks that set off a bidding war of sorts for his services. During the process he attained an exceptional rise in popularity.

At only 23-years-old at the time, Lin seemed to be on the rise on the court and in regards to fame. The acquisition was designed to result in more wins and more butts in seats at the Toyota Center. The Rockets did return to the playoffs as an eighth seed, they won 45 games, but Lin's contributions probably only ranked fourth on the team in regards to overall value during the season.

Amongst Rockets players who played at least 40 games, Lin was tied with Omer Asik for sixth in PER (Player Efficiency Rating).


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