In 2011, Jeremy Lin spent his Christmas looking for an NBA job.
The undrafted, twice-waived Harvard grad was cut by the Houston Rockets on December 25, 2011.
In 2012, though, the global phenom spent his Christmas exposing a razor-thin Chicago Bulls backcourt to the tune of 20 points (on 8-of-12 shooting) and 11 assists in the Houston Rockets' 120-97 victory in the Windy City.
Houston looked too strong, too fast and too explosive for the Bulls' sputtering offense.
Lin forced the tempo, attacking before Chicago had a chance to set up its defense.
With superstar (and former MVP) Derrick Rose still awaiting even a timetable for his return, Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has experimented with veterans Kirk Hinrich and Nate Robinson along with rookie Marquis Teague to fill Rose's void.
Despite Chicago's 15-12 mark, Thibodeau cannot be satisfied with the effort put forth by his substitute floor generals.
Robinson has been the best of the group (and he did pour in a game-high 27 points in the loss), but his season (much like his career) has been marred by inconsistency. His performance was his second 20-plus point outb ...
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