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.
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