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Jeremy Lin has undoubtedly went through some ups and downs since joining the Houston Rockets last year but his recent play could possibly indicate that he has found his niche in a Rockets uniform.
Despite having a solid year in terms of statistics last season(13.4 points, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals), Lin was under constant criticism from NBA analysts and fans because of his failure to be consistent and amaze crowds as he did when he suited up for the New York Knicks two years prior.
Nevertheless, the 2013-2014 season looks bright for Lin as of this point in the season.Lin lost his starting role to Patrick Beverley but that has clearly not discouraged the 6’3″, 200 pound point guard from Palo Alto, California. Lin has provided a huge spark off the bench for the Rockets early on in the season. He has scored in double digits in eight of the first nine games. There is no doubt that Lin is a playmaker and also a pretty good passer but when he gets into rhythm and starts scoring at will, the defense can have tons of problems with guarding him.
It’s a little early to start surrounding him with hype. However, Lin is showing glimpses of his glory days of feasting on any and every guard that stood in his way while he was a New York Knickerbocker. In his last two games, Lin is averaging 32.5 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds. As the primary sixth man for the Rockets, Lin’s season averages stand at 16.1 points,4.3 assists and 1.9 steals per contest. Lin is also shooting a scintillating 52.9 % from the field.
As the season goes along, Lin will try to stay as consistent as possible. He has gotten back to what he does best, which is attacking the rim and being aggressive. When Lin is playing like he is right now, opposing guards should look out because he can do some major damage! Hopefully, he can stay on his rapid pace and give NBA fans a taste of round 2 of the “linsanity” show.