Injuries to the New York Knicks' biggest stars gave Lin a chance and he made the best of it.
In the offseason, the Houston Rockets offered Lin, a restricted free agent, a three-year, $25.1 million contract.
Having the chance to make that much money only a year after he was a waiver pickup, Lin took the deal. With the Knicks choosing not to match the offer, Lin officially became a member of the Houston Rockets.
While Lin still is unproven, the odds are that he will prove himself to be a full-fledged No. 1 point guard in the NBA.
Here are four reasons why Jeremy Lin will make the Houston Rockets a better team.