Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/30/13
A day after players indicated that Jeremy Lin would not start in the Rockets’ opening night game against Charlotte tonight, the point guard talked about his role off the bench. “I have known for awhile so it is not really a surprise for me,” Lin said. “I think for me, I am just focused on basketball. You know I, I need to control what I do when I am out there like I said. I feel like I am beating a dead horse with some of the things I’m saying. Controlling what I can control and playing my brand of basketball when I’m out there and doing what’s best for us, for the team and running the second unit to the best of my ability.” Lin said that coming off the bench wasn’t the same as starting but that it wouldn’t affect the way he plays the game. “I think when I am out there I will keep being aggressive,” he said. “I don’t want to change anything.” He also said that he wasn’t focused on losing his starting spot, but more so on playing a complete game and contributing in his new role. “Last year, I started and there were games where I didn’t play much. I might play the first six minutes of each half and that was it. You have to look at the game as a whole like how many minutes you play and what you do when you are on the floor. So for me, it is not that big of a deal for me being in second unit and being able to attack and have that freedom to be able to be freelancing a bit. I think that will be fun.”
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