NBA: Lakers land Asian-American guard Lin from Rockets
Published on Jul 14, 2014 6:43 AM
NBA: Lakers land Asian-American guard Lin from Rockets LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2014 (AFP) - Jeremy Lin, the point guard whose 2012 heroics for the New York Knicks sparked a brief "Linsanity" phenomenon, was traded by Houston to the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
Lin became the first Chinese-American to play in the NBA, with a grandmother living in China and his parents from Taiwan, and his star turn in New York led him to sign a three-year deal with Houston for US$25 million (S$31 million) in 2012.
The Rockets also sent the Lakers a future first-round pick in the NBA Draft and a second-round selection next year in exchange for the rights to Ukraine's Sergei Lishchuk, a move that will free salary space for Houston to help complete a free agent deal for Trevor Ariza.
Lin, 25, averaged 12.5 points, 4.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds a game for the Rockets last season. In 217 games over four NBA campaigns, Lin has averaged 11.9 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds a game.
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