As Jeremy Lin continues recovering from back spasms and other injuries that have kept him on the sidelines for the Houston Rockets, trade rumors are pointing him toward the Chicago Bulls or LA Lakers next year.
"Two teams that have been rumored for a trade and in need of a point guard are the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls, with injury riddled L.A. holding as many as 12 expiring contracts, and the Bulls figuring out their future with Derrick Rose likely sidelined for a full season once again," the International Business Times reported on Thursday.
Houston Rockets star Jeremy Lin suffered a new back injury on Friday in the 116-112 win against the Golden State Warriors, just two games after coming back from a sprained and bruised right knee. Rumors, meanwhile, are swirling that he might be traded this summer.
"I only played him 14 or 15 minutes in Portland because you could tell he was out of rhythm," said Rockets assistant coach Kelvin Sampson, according to UltimateRockets.com. "The game kind of dictates your substitution patterns, … but I certainly made an effort against Golden State to get him more minutes. He needs to get in a rhythm. We're disappointed that he's out, not nearly as disappointed as he is, I'm sure."
The popular Christian athlete sustained the injury on Friday after running into Warriors center Andrew Bogut, which forced him to leave the court after 21 minutes of play. Although Lin returned in the final few minutes, the injury is a setback to his recovery plan coming back from six games out due to the knee injury. more >>
Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin will not be a member of the team's starting five when the season opens tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats.
Patrick Beverly, who played consistently during the Rockets' preseason games, has been given the opportunity instead.
Now kids, you may not want to try some of this at home! Jeremy Lin's dad taught him everything he knows... well, maybe not everything!
Yesterday, Jeremy Lin tweeted:
Excited for the season to start! A video we shot this summer to support the @LinsanityMovie coming out Oct. 4!! [links to below video] more >>
"Linsanity" the movie opens at selected theaters this weekend (Oct. 4) and the film's promoters are having a contest to go alongside this exciting and special film.
The "Linsanity: the Movie" Facebook page writes:
How long would it take to help spread the word about #Linsanity and have a chance to win a Linsanity: the Movie DVD, t-shirt or Jeremy Lin signed poster? How about 20 seconds? more >>
In the film "Linsanity," we watch a young Jeremy Lin play basketball for his youth league, high school, and college teams, with such finesse and fluidity that his success in the NBA, even for that "Linsane" moment in New York Knicks' history, should not have come as a surprise – but it did.
The movie, which is scheduled for a limited release nationwide this weekend, also chronicles that time in February 2012, when the Knicks, while in the midst of a disappointing season, took a gamble on their backup point guard and put him on the court. "Linsanity" also displays Lin's walk in faith with Jesus Christ.
Lin scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player in the modern era, and "created a legitimate public frenzy in the process," describes one writer for IMDb. more >>