Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 7/5/12
Restricted free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin has agreed to a four-year deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a report. Lin, who burst onto the scene with the New York Knicks late last season, averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists before a knee injury cut short his season. The deal can not become official until July 11, at which time the Knicks will have three days to match the offer. The deal is reportedly worth $28.8 million, with the final two years of the contract back loaded to counter any attempt the Knicks might make to match the offer. But the Knicks reportedly are committed to matching any offer for Lin. The Knicks reportedly agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal with veteran point guard Jason Kidd to possibly mentor Lin, who will be entering his third season. Lin's meteoric rise occurred last season, when the injury-riddled Knicks inserted the young guard out of necessity. Lin immediately responded, scoring 25 points in a 99-92 win over the Nets, the beginning of a seven-game win streak that ignited 'Linsanity.'
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