Why Jeremy Lin Will Shock the World with the Houston Rockets

September 28th, 2012 by Stephen Babb Leave a reply »
Jeremy Lin shocked the world once.

Does anyone want to bet against him doing it again?

The Houston Rockets come into this season with a rag-tag roster of rookies, up-and-coming guys (Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik) and a solid veteran scorer in Kevin Martin.

Then there's Lin, who was at his very best playing with a similar roster amidst injuries to stars Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire. Linsanity wasn't just the product of a guy coming out of nowhere and playing like an All-Star—it was the fact that he was doing so alongside role players like Steve Novak and Jared Jeffries.

And for what it's worth, the young players Lin will be working with in Houston are actually pretty good. Shooting guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Terrence Jones were as impressive as just about any rookies in the Las Vegas Summer League, save maybe Portland's Damian Lillard (the league's co-MVP).

This isn't a roster full of stars, but based on an admittedly limited sample size, Lin may be better off doing what the Rockets so often do: Overachieve.

It's not as if there aren't talented pieces here—there just aren't huge n ...

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