HoopsHype Jeremy Lin rumors

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Two years after Linsanity, the month that took him to dizzying heights never before reached by an Asian American player in the NBA, Jeremy Lin offered his perspective on Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the four major American professional team sports. "I think it's definitely a big step," Lin said after the Houston Rockets' morning shootaround before their game at the Phoenix Suns. "The game is evolving. You see a lot of different people breaking barriers in a lot of different ways. This is just another one of those." ESPN.com

February 19, 2014 Updates

In their search for a point guard that's included names like Boston's Rajon Rondo, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and Atlanta's Jeff Teague, you can add the Rockets' Jeremy Lin to that list. ESPN's Chad Ford talked on Bill Simmons' podcast about the possibility, which The Sporting News' Tom Gatto transcribed: "I know another guy they'd love to get their hands on right now, and that's Jeremy Lin," Ford said. "And the question is, would Houston do it? I know the word is no, but maybe, to get out of that contract. Maybe if Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. are in the deal. Maybe." Newark Star-Ledger

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The New York Knicks are interested in trading for Jeremy Lin. The Knicks let Lin sign with the Houston Rockets in the 2012 offseason. RealGM

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Q: Do you see Morey making a deal by the deadline? he has always being one of the most active GM’s at the deadline. Bill Ingram: He’s definitely active . . .and it’s no secret who he’s looking to move. He’d love to turn Asik and Lin into a backup center and a long scorer who can defend. If the Rockets don’t make a move it won’t be for lack of trying, it will be for lack of good assets to move. Basketball Insiders

February 2, 2014 Updates

This season Lin finds himself in a position that is really ideal as he looks to establish what his identity is really going to be in the NBA. Instead of trying to play the role of a star, he needs only complement Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons. Most of the time the ball is not in his hands in crunch time and when it is, his primary job is to get it to one of those players. “You know, I think I’m just trying to embrace whatever my role is with the Rockets,” Lin told Basketball Insiders recently. “We have so many different injuries on any given night and in any given week that my role changes frequently. I’m just trying to stay aggressive and be more consistent for this team.” Basketball Insiders

The fact that Lin can play either guard positions has benefited the Rockets whenever Harden has been out this season. Head coach Kevin McHale’s system is tailor-made to favor players with Lin’s particular skill set. “I don’t think playing point guard or shooting guard really matters in our system,” Lin explains. “Me and Aaron Brooks and Patrick Beverley, we’re really interchangeable. We like to push the ball, all of us like to play fast, and to be honest it doesn’t really matter who brings the ball up on any given possession because it’s going to find the open man. That’s the beauty of playing alongside players like we have.” Basketball Insiders

January 14, 2014 Updates

As if a game involving a team riding an eight-game losing streak and trailing by 20 points couldn’t have gotten any uglier, the Celtics began fouling Dwight Howard, over and over, midway through the fourth quarter. Once Rockets coach Kevin McHale inserted his center into the final frame against his former team, the Celtics hacked a Howard seven times in 3:27, resulting in 14 mostly terrible free throw attempts for the viewing pleasure of the fans who remained until the bitter end. It wasn’t pretty, and that’s a problem for the NBA, because it worked. “It freezes everybody,” Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin explained after his team’s 104-92 victory at the Garden. “We just don’€™t get rhythm. We don’€™t play offense for a while. We’€™re just watching. We get cold, and then there’€™s no flow. At that point, their goal is to freeze us, so they are accomplishing that.” WEEI.com

January 8, 2014 Updates

"We'll still text back and forth throughout the season," Lin said of this relationship with D'Antoni. "He came out and was there for the 'Linsanity' documentary premiere (at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood) and he let me work out at the Lakers' facility when I was down there in L.A. this summer. So, I think we'll always have a special bond just because of everything that happened." ESPN.com

January 7, 2014 Updates

'Linsanity' is available starting Tuesday on DVD, which means it's available now. The DVD is available online at amazon.com and is also available locally, mainly at Wal-Mart. CSN Houston

January 6, 2014 Updates

adidas today announced a partnership with NBA point guard Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets. Lin joins the adidas basketball roster which includes teammate and seven-time NBA All-Star Dwight Howard and a lineup of elite point-guards highlighted by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers. adidas

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