Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Jeremy Lin is officially set to make his return to Madison Square Garden, this time as an opponent.
Coming in, Lin is averaging 10.8 points and six assists per game on 39.5 percent shooting from the field. He continues to struggle with efficiency, but that game against the Spurs still serves as a beacon of hope for him and the Rockets.
Though Houston manhandled the Knicks the first time around, they are now facing Carmelo Anthony and company on their own turf. New York is 10-0 at home and is certain to be looking to avenge its blowout loss in Houston.
Lin, on the other hand, will look to not only lead his team to victory, but prove to the Knicks and all of New York that he was worth the trouble his former team wasn't willing to go through. His first game against the Knicks was solid, but not enough. Now, he has a second chance.
Whether or not Lin will take advantage of this second chance remains to be seen.
All that we know now is that he's a member of the Houston Rockets, the team that did the inconceivable and pried him away from the Knicks.
The team that helped perpetuate the roller-coaster ride that has become Lin's career.
And the team that will serve as a vessel for his dramatics for the foreseeable future.