Jeremy Lin starts workouts with Houston Rockets
HOUSTON (AP) - Jeremy Lin is finally getting his own bed. The 1.91m point guard, who became an international phenomenon during one dazzling month with the New York Knicks last season, went through his first workout with the Houston Rockets on Tuesday.
Naturally, he drew a horde of media to the Toyota Center, evidence that Linsanity has plenty of life left in it. "I don't know if I'm the face of the franchise just yet," Lin said. "I think we're a young team and we're all going to buy in. The thing about us is it's not going to be any one person that's going to carry us to where we want to go, it's going to be everybody. I think it's so early on, I'm just trying to get to know the guys."
Lin was waived by the Rockets last December, then picked up by the Knicks. He was hesitant to buy a home and slept on teammate Landry Fields' couch the night before his breakout game against New Jersey on Feb 4.
Lin signed a three-year, $25 million contract with Houston over the summer. He arrived on Monday - but first asked teammate Chandler Parsons if he could "crash" on his couch until he bought furniture.