Why Jeremy Lin Will Struggle with the Houston Rockets

October 13th, 2012 by Rob Goldberg Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets paid $25.1 million to get Jeremy Lin from the New York Knicks. Unfortunately, they will regret that decision.

Lin became an international sensation last February when he led his team to seven straight wins after spending the beginning of the year on the bench. In that time, he averaged 24.4 points and 9.1 assists per game.

The excitement surrounding this time period was known as "Linsanity," as the Harvard grad became one of the most popular players in the nation.

He cooled down significantly in February before going down for the year with a knee injury. Still, the Rockets saw enough to believe he will lead them to a winning season. This is unlikely.

When Lin received the three-year contract offer from Houston, his teammate Carmelo Anthony called it "ridiculous," according to the Los Angeles Times.

The point guard has only played significant minutes in 28 career games. He does not have the experience to warrant this type of guaranteed money.

In addition, defenses were able to catch up to the point guard in the short amount of time he was on the court. After averaging 20.9 points and 8. ...

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