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Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets are making a fresh start together.
After a dizzying 10 months, the 6-foot-3 point guard is ready to lead the rebuilt Rockets into what the franchise is billing as ''a new age'' in its history.
''I can't wait,'' Lin said, ''just because this offseason was a lot of rumors and talking and things that had to do with everything off the court. I'm excited to get back on (the court) and start doing what our job is to do, to play basketball.''
The Rockets made an aggressive push for Lin in free agency, part of general manager Daryl Morey's massive renovation of the roster. Houston cut Lin last December, the move that set in motion his rise to international stardom. He signed with New York, sparkled in one dazzling month, and then signed a three-year, $25 million offer sheet with the Rockets that the Knicks decided not to match.
Only 24, the former undrafted free agent out of Harvard shies away...
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Did the owner of the Houston Rockets push management into the signing of Jeremy Lin? Rumors out of Houston say yes. I hate to say it, but Lin is completely overrated as an NBA player and not worth the huge payday he received. I believe this deal will turn out to be one of the least valuable in recent years. Maybe that is kind of harsh, but I can’t help what I feel. NY made a intellectual...
Wondering how Jeremy Lin has been doing with the rockets down in Houston this preseason? The Rockets faced off against the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. Jeremy Lin’s stats for the night, two points on one of eight shooting but he did hold his team down with 5 assists. His lone points of the [...]
The Rockets have completely revamped the roster, and while the year promises to bring excitement, the challenges this young team will face will require patience. The preseason so far has shown the ups and downs each player faces, and what they will need to address as the season progresses.
As Daryl Morey continues his quest for [...]
Behold Yao Ming's humanity.
Really drink it in. Watch him curl himself over his club. Watch him swing it like it's a pencil. Watch him pull his head and get all grass. It's what you want. It's what we all want.
We like to know our Goliaths can be taken down. We like to know Superman has a kryptonite. Just like us!
Is there anything more annoying than watching...
Yao Ming was a hard worker when he played in the NBA, but really, how tough is it score when you're 7-foot-6?
While Yao enjoyed being able to just turn and plunk the ball into the basket in his sport of choice, he has found recreational athletics to be a bit more challenging now that he's retired.
Yao joined some celebrities at the Mission Hills World Celebrity...
Over the weekend, Yao Ming decided to hit the links and play a little bit of golf in China.For those of you wondering, how well does a 7'6 Asian guy play golf? It appears from the clip that Mr. Ming needs to work on his swing:
Video: Completely misses the golf ball
posted by Romy AquinoSo the Toronto Raptors got themselves a winner. Well, a social media winner. Remember 'Linsanity'? Remember that famous pic of the couch that Jeremy Lin slept on during that time? Well, that was a @LandryFields tweet from his days with the New York Knicks. And it won an award...an NBA social media award...entitled the 'Snap Shot' award...
The competition in the Atlantic Division could be the most intriguing in the Eastern Conference, as there are four teams in the running for the title.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets were two of the most active teams in the offseason and should be improved. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics added depth, while the New York Knicks boosted their roster too.