Houston Is the Perfect Destination for Jeremy Lin

« Prev
1 of 6
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Houston Is the Perfect Destination for Jeremy Lin
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Houston Rockets' acquisition of restricted free agent Jeremy Lin couldn't have come at a better time.

The organization's offseason plans appeared to be sputtering amidst uncertainties surrounding whether Dwight Howard would become a Rocket or otherwise head to the Los Angeles Lakers. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been focused on acquiring Howard from the Orlando Magic despite his apparent unwillingness to sign a long-term extension with the team.

Accordingly, Houston's summer has involved stockpiling trade assets rather than assembling a roster capable of making a playoff push.

Getting Lin will change that, at least in part.

The 23-year-old's three-year agreement won't keep him around forever, but he'll have plenty of time to help the Rockets maintain some measure of respectability in the short term.

His ability to make contributions on the court while retaining his phenomenal off-court celebrity appeal makes this a perfect fit.

Here's why.

Begin Slideshow »

Follow Houston Rockets from B/R on Facebook

Follow Houston Rockets from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Team StreamTM

Houston Rockets

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.