Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Jeremy Lin was as good as any point guard in the NBA for a two-month stretch last season, and he entered this season with big hopes for the Houston Rockets. So far, his numbers are comparable to last year’s statistics, but very few fans would call Lin an All-Star at the moment. Lin agrees with that assessment. “Uh, no,” Lin said in response to a question about whether he feels he is an All-Star. The last time the votes were released, Lin had the third-most votes among Western Conference guards. But that was two weeks ago, before Lin started playing much better and the Rockets won five straight games. (They have lost five straight since.) Lin is averaging 12.3 points, 6.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game, who sit in third place in a competitive Southwest Division. “That’s the [farthest] thing from my mind, to be honest, being on a five-game losing streak,” Lin told NBA.com’s Jeff Caplan. “I don’t even care right now. I’m just trying to get a win.” Lin disparaged his own free throw shooting — he shot 6-of-10 from the foul line in Houston’s loss to the Mavericks on Wednesday — and called his recent performance “OK.” He does not sound like a player eager to displace Kobe Bryant and Russell Westbrook for one of the starting spots in the West backcourt. Rockets fans may need to settle for having only James Harden represent their team this year.
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