Jeremy Lin has had a tough start to his career in Houston. With "Linsanity" now sent to the safe confines of history, Lin is playing to a more realistic level.
However, in reality, was any other outcome at all likely?
By exploding onto the stage with New York last season, Lin set the bar for himself so high, that anything short of All-Star caliber play this season was going to be seen as a disappointment.
The impact of his performances with the Knicks was amplified by the fact he was a virtual unknown. With absolutely nothing in the way of expectation, Lin blew the NBA world away with performances normally reserved for stars of the league.
Now, with expectation weighing him down, Lin simply can't "wow" onlookers in the same way he once did.
Consequently, there have been some significant lows as well.
In an alternating sequence, here's a list of both.