(NEW YORK) — Even though he’s still one of the most popular basketball players in the world, Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin is no longer the starting point guard of the Houston Rockets, and he’s okay with it.
Against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night, Patrick Beverley got the start at point guard instead of Lin, who is now two seasons removed from “Linsanity.”
Despite the demotion, Lin is not pouting over the team’s decision.
“I don’t think it’s that big of a deal,” Lin said.
“You just have to look at the game as a whole,” he added. “How many minutes do you end up playing and what do you do when you’re on the floor. To me, it’s not that big of a deal being in the second unit, being able to attack and have freedom and be able to be freelancing a little bit. I think it will be fun.”
Against the Bobcats, Beverley played just 10 minutes and scored five points with one assist. Lin wound up playing 31 minutes and scored 16 points with two assists.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
Jill Martin, CNN