Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jeremy Lin is back in Houston - FanIQ (blog)

NBA, Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks

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Jeremy Lin returned to action for the Houston Rockets on Tuesday. The 6-foot-3 point guard, who inked a three-year long $25 million contract with the Houston Rockets in July, finally made it to the court for his first workout session.
The 24-year-old Harvard graduate, who Lin became an international sensation with the New York Knicks last season, arrived in Houston on Monday. Jeremy Lin is looking forward to settling in his new city, but for now he is crashing on his teammate Chandler Parsons’ couch. Jeremy Lin has also spent time with his former New York Knicks teammate Landry Fields and his brother.
“I would rank (Parsons') as in between my brother's and Landry's,” Jeremy Lin told reporters.
The New York Knicks took a big chance on Jeremy Lin after he got waived by the Houston Rockets last December. Signing Jeremy Lin paid off as he averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists for the New York Knicks.
A badly torn meniscus brought a premature end to Jeremy Lin’s sensational season with the New York Knicks. Nonetheless, Jeremy Lin did leave behind a spectacular show. Jeremy Lin went under the knife and six weeks of therapy to return from his injury in order to play for the New York Knicks’ first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat.
It soon became clear that Jeremy Lin would need more time to recover from his injury as the New York Knicks were tossed around by the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference playoffs during the five games.
Those days are gone now and Jeremy Lin understands that he must get over his rusty form to become Linsational once again. The Houston Rockets have lined up a relatively younger team this year which is being coach by the Boston Celtics legend Kevin McHale. They have also signed in the services of Raymond Felton, Jason Kidd and Pablo Prigioni.
“I learned a lot in New York,” Jeremy Lin said. “It happened so fast I think I learned (about) basketball, but I think I learned a lot about people, a lot about life. That was huge. On the outside looking in, it might have been all about the glitz and the glamour, but it was really tough for me to handle everything, from all aspects.
“The biggest thing (learned) is what it takes to be consistent every night and to do well every night. It’s one thing to do well once a week, twice a week, but to do it three, four times a week takes a lot of mental focus.”

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