Jeremy Lin Will Improve Numbers as Season Goes on

November 27th, 2012 by Richard Langford Leave a reply »
Linsanity is already alive and well in Houston, and it is growing with each brick chucked up by the Rockets' Jeremy Lin. This was not the Linsanity the Rockets hoped they were purchasing.

However, it is far too early to give up on Lin. 

He is averaging 10.2 points, 6.1 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game. Now, it is not the assist or rebound numbers but the points that will leave fans hoping for more. For the season last year, Lin shot 44.6 percent from the field. This season, he is shooting just 34.8 percent from the field. 

But, thanks to Joe Kaiser of ESPN, we don't have to stop there. We can get far more in depth.    

Through the Rockets' first 12 games this season, Lin is shooting 16.7 percent from shots in the 10- to 15-foot range, and 29.4 percent on attempts from the 16- to 23-foot range. Those numbers are, to put it mildly, not good.

Now let's compare that to last season, where Kaiser was also wise enough to point out the stats.

Last season, Lin ranked in the NBA's top seven among point guards in field goal percentage from 10 to 15 feet a ...

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