HoopsHype Jeremy Lin rumors

October 3, 2013 Updates

Lin, the Bay Area native and former Golden State Warrior, is entering his fourth season out of Harvard. And he’s hoping to recapture the magic by letting it go. No more trying to live up to the standard he set for that historic month in New York. No more trying to justify the three-year, $25 million contract he signed with Houston. No more trying to prove to people they are wrong about him, that he belongs. His mindset now is about enjoying the ride. “Mentally, I’m in a place where I want to enjoy the game more,” Lin said. “I want to enjoy the season more. Just me getting older and realizing, I’m fine. … Everything happened so fast. I haven’t had a chance to really catch my breath completely. It’s something I’m definitely thankful for. I’m learning every year, more and more, to be thankful, to enjoy it. That’s something I don’t think I’ve always done because I’ve been so ambitious.” Contra Costa Times

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To that end, I feel like you're sort of back in the underdog role again. Do you feel that way as well? Jeremy Lin: Yeah, but it's where I'm comfortable, though (laughs). It's funny, my whole life has been like, 'He can't do it, he's not good enough,' and then something happens and I kind of breakthrough a little bit, and then after a while it's like, 'Sure he's here, but he can't make it to the next level. He made it to college but he can't make it to the pros,' and on and on. That's been the cycle I've been going through. Now it's, 'OK, Linsanity happened but he can't maintain it.' So I'm definitely more comfortable in the underdog role and I definitely feel like I'm back there once again. NBA.com

September 24, 2013 Updates

JCF: So from a comfort and confidence standpoint where do you feel now? I hate to make too much of a big deal about your shooting because you did knock down about 40 percent of your shots from downtown during the last three months of the season. But how would you describe your comfort level with your shooting stroke now? Jeremy Lin: Yeah, I think you hit on a big thing – a lot of it is mental; just believing and trusting in your shot. I think that’s something that I’ve hopefully taken steps forward with, just walking in and believing that it’s going to go in. I think it’s always a constant battle but that’s definitely an area, when you’re talking about improvement, that is as important or more important than anything. NBA.com

JCF: Well that brings us back to one of the other topics we talked about earlier this summer which was your goal to work on your mental toughness. Obviously that goes hand in hand with your confidence in your shooting stroke. Is that something you’ve been able to achieve this summer? JL: That’s one of those things where it’s not like I can go home in the offseason and just become mentally tough by doing mental exercises to get tougher. I think so much of it comes from your experiences from each season. I think there’s a buildup or a mindset that you go into the season with which, for me, I think it’s there. Then it’s just a matter of maintaining it and building upon it as you go through the ups and downs because you really can’t recreate those situations. That’s something that is definitely really important. NBA.com

September 20, 2013 Updates

Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin said he was "humbled and flattered" by the glowing comments made about him by Hall of Fame center Hakeem Olajuwon in his interview on Tuesday with FOX 26 Sports. Lin worked with Olajuwon and center Dwight Howard last week in Colorado. Rockets coach Kevin McHale and his staff were on hand to watch the workouts. It was the first time Lin worked with Olajuwon, who is in his new role as the Rockets' player development specialist. Olajuwon thought Lin and Howard worked remarkably well together. "Just the little offense I saw, that combination is very deadly and you can see that both of them are very excited seeing that 'wow, we bring the right ingredients together,' " Olajuwon said on Tuesday. FOX 26 Sports

Lin was surprised he had made that kind of impact on Olajuwon. "I think anybody and Dwight is a deadly combination," Lin said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports on Thursday. "I'm just glad I'm on the same team as him. I think if we do it right. If we move the ball. If we space properly. If we run quick offense. I think our offense will be very deadly and not just because of me and him, but because of all of the weapons that we have." FOX 26 Sports

Lin said he really enjoyed his time with Olajuwon in Colorado. "I was really impressed by just how candid, how down to earth, how normal he was," Lin said. "You think of someone of his caliber, Hall of Famer, one of the great players to ever play in the NBA, the fact that he says what he says and is that encouraging and is that down to earth, speaks a lot about him. "I was thankful for the time that I had working out with him." FOX 26 Sports

'Linsanity' comes to Houston on Oct. 4, but its first premiere before hitting different cities globally takes place Thursday in Los Angeles. It marks a milestone in a long journey for the documentary. "Excited is probably an understatement," said Brian Yang, one of the producers of the film. "Getting to introduce it to the the world - it means everything. Obviously, people have been getting sneak peeks here and there, but this is it. This is gametime and we're psyched. Obviously, I couldn't be happier and it's been a real labor of love. "Back in 2010, if you told me this was going to happen, I'd probably not only laugh at you, but I'd slap you in the face and say, 'Haha, good one!'" Yang said while laughing. "It just wasn't even a pipe dream at that time, so this is amazing and excited is just a tenth of how this feels." CSN Houston

"It's really the ultimate underdog story," Yang said. "I think what our hope is is that this isn't just a basketball film. It's not just something that appeals to sports fans. I mean, yes, that's there, that's one of the audiences we definitely want to have enjoy this. But the people who are outside of the zone, any demographic, anywhere on Earth, whatever you do, whatever you enjoy, by watching the film, we hope they can deepen their relationship and their understanding of what made Jeremy who he is and how relatable the story really is to themselves, to their own journey. "Someone who's just struggling to find his footing in society. Not looking like the obvious choice. Always being told no. In your career, whatever journey you go down, just kind of being the person who goes against the grain." CSN Houston

September 19, 2013 Updates

While Rockets general manager Daryl Morey recently took to reddit to defend his starting point guard, there’s still the possibility that Lin could be dealt before the trade deadline. Morey is known for wheeling and dealing just before the deadline, and he’ll pull the trigger if the right transaction presents itself. Lin, for his part, isn’t worried about the trade rumors. “It’s just part of it,” Lin said of the trade rumors. “We’ve all had to deal with it, the guys who have played in the league, except for a select few. For me, I’ve dealt with it for my whole career. I mean, I’ve dealt with rumors about being cut so I can deal with trade rumors.” “I still remember what it was like being on the edge of my seat and wondering if I was even going to be on a roster tomorrow,” Lin adds with a laugh, “so this is nothing.” HoopsWorld

September 18, 2013 Updates

While Olajuwon's role is mainly to work with the team's big men, he said he is not just limited to the bigs and Lin really caught his attention. "In Aspen I worked with Jeremy Lin a little bit in the post and I was very impressed," Olajuwon said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "He has a nice post move. I said 'how come you are not using that in a game.' He said 'I played like that in college' and Olajuwon pointed out to Lin 'If you catch those little guys in the game that guard you, your advantage should be in the post.' "I was told Jeremy's very, very strong. If he's stronger than a guy, take him in the post. The post is not just for big men. The post is for anybody that can take advantage of their size. Take him down in the post." FOX 26 Sports

To accommodate overwhelming demand, a limited number of additional tickets to the first-ever NBA Global Games Philippines 2013 has been made available for public purchase. The game — featuring the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers — will tip-off at the Mall of Asia Arena at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, as part of the NBA’s comprehensive Global Games schedule and will be the league’s first preseason game in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia. The Houston Rockets feature a dynamic young roster led by NBA All-Stars and All-NBA selections Dwight Howard and James Harden, along with emerging stars Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons. The team has played 13 games outside of the US and Canada, including four games in China, two each in 2004 and 2010, and two regular season games in Japan in 1992. The Indiana Pacers, led by NBA All-Stars Paul George and Roy Hibbert, have played overseas twice, most recently in 2009 in Beijing and Taipei. philstar.com

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Steve Novak: Had an unbelievable time in Beijing with @JLin7. Very cool to experience a whole new culture! pic.twitter.com/4sskagQWYq Twitter @stevenovak16

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