Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Through his incredible streak with the New York Knicks last season, Jeremy Lin quickly achieved iconic status and an uncontrollable reputation.
As a result, it seemed inevitable that the Harvard alumnus would face enormous expectations entering this season.
Unfortunately, Lin hasn’t quite lived up to those expectations with the Rockets. Though he has distributed the rock effectively and stepped up his game when facing elite opponents, the scoring ability that earned Linsanity his nickname has only sporadically been on display this season.
While it would have been highly unrealistic to expect Lin to maintain the 20.9 scoring average he posted in February last season, scoring numbers in the upper teens wouldn’t have seemed so far fetched early in the year. Instead, Lin’s highly inconsistent scoring has been a story throughout the year and often a source of frustration for Rockets fans.
While some of Lin’s struggles could be attributed to James Harden’s ball dominance, that alone cannot be the reason for such inconsistency from Houston’s supposed secondary star.