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Jeremy Lin Putting ‘Linsanity’ Behind Him

Jeremy Lin Putting ‘Linsanity’ Behind Him

NBA via New York Knicks(EL SEGUNDO, Calif.) -- Even though he'll always be associated with Linsanity, new Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin is moving on from what made him one of the most recognized basketball players in the world.

"I'm not trying to relive that banner season," Lin said during his introductory news conference with the Lakers on Thursday. "I think that's been a big weight off my shoulders and I think that's very important for me as a player. I'm not trying to recreate a Linsanity. I'm not trying to be that phenomenon that happened in New York. I think I just want to be myself more than ever."

In his lone season with the New York Knicks from 2011-2012, Lin set the basketball world on fire as he consistently put up big numbers on a nightly basis. Lin was never a highly-touted prospect, and was recalled from the D-League, so his success took many by surprise.

Lin spent the past two seasons with the Houston Rockets and averaged 13.0 points during that time. Even though he may never match his production during the height of Linsanity, the Lakers traded for him in hopes of stabilizing the team's point guard position.

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ESPN: Rockets Trade Lin to Lakers

ESPN: Rockets Trade Lin to Lakers

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Rockets traded guard Jeremy Lin and a future first-round pick to the Los Angeles Lakers Friday, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman.

The Rockets will receive cash and rights to an undisclosed overseas player.

According to ESPNDallas.com, the Rockets are also expected to match the Dallas Mavericks three-year, $46 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Chandler Parsons.

Meanwhile, the Lakers receive a 26-year-old Lin, who is in the final year of his contract that will pay him $14.9 million this season.

During his four NBA seasons, Lin has averaged 11.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game.

 

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Jeremy Lin To Miss Two Weeks With A Sprained Knee

Jeremy Lin To Miss Two Weeks With A Sprained KneeChristian Petersen/Getty Images(HOUSTON) --  Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin will miss two weeks with a sprained right knee, the team announced on Friday. The 25-year-old Lin was injured when he collided with Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap du...

Rockets Bump Knicks 109-106

Rockets Bump Knicks 109-106Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  James Harden scored 36 points as the Houston Rockets outlasted the New York Knicks 109-106 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Jeremy Lin scored 21 points in his return to New York for the Roc...

Sixers Stun Rockets 123-117 in Overtime

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Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Not Upset About Losing Starting Job

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Jeremy Lin Looking Forward to Working with Howard

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Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Says His Coaches Lost Faith in Him Last Season

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Says His Coaches Lost Faith in Him Last SeasonBob Levey/Getty Images(NBA) -- Houston Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin admits that "Linsanity" got the best of him last season and one of the consequences was that his coaches lost confidence in him after a shaky first season with the team. During the 2...

Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey Says Team Is Done Making Moves

Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey Says Team Is Done Making MovesBob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Rockets made arguably the biggest splash in free agency this summer when they signed center Dwight Howard. According to the Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey, the team is done making moves.The Rockets ...

Rockets’ Morey Doesn’t Want to Trade Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik

Rockets’ Morey Doesn’t Want to Trade Jeremy Lin and Omer AsikJed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It is no secret the Houston Rockets are trying to land free agent center Dwight Howard. Trade rumors are surrounding the team, but general manager Daryl Morey has no plans to trade players like Jeremy Lin and Omer...

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Chest X-Rays Negative

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Chest X-Rays NegativeChristian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin could be able to play in Game 3 on Saturday against the Thunder after x-rays on his bruised chest muscle came back negative. Lin sat out during the second half of Game 2 due ...

Rockets Tie NBA Record in Rout of Warriors

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Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Doesn’t Think He Should Be an All-Star

Rockets’ Jeremy Lin Doesn’t Think He Should Be an All-StarBob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Houston Rockets point guard is still a very popular player in the league, but has had an up-and-down season. He is on the verge of becoming an All-Star, but he doesn't think he's deserving of the nod.In Lin's first s...

Rockets Crush the Bulls, 120-97

Rockets Crush the Bulls, 120-97Brett Deering/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- This was hardly the kind of game Bulls' fans were hoping to see on Christmas. The Houston Rockets came into Chicago and crushed the Bulls, 120-97.The Bulls trailed by just five after the first quarter, but it was ...

Rockets Win In Lin’s Garden Return

Rockets Win In Lin’s Garden ReturnElsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jeremy Lin made sure his return to New York was triumphant one. Lin had 22 points and eight assists against his former team, and the Houston Rockets defeated the New York Knicks 109-96 at Madison Square Garden on Monday n...

Scoreboard Roundup – 12/17/12

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Spurs Survive Rockets in OT

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Heat Hold Off Rockets, 113-110

Heat Hold Off Rockets, 113-110Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- LeBron James scored a season-high 38 points in the Miami Heat's 113-110 win over the Houston Rockets (3-4) on Monday. Rockets guard Jeremy Lin missed a three-pointer with 10 seconds left, giving the Heat a c...

Harden Scores 37 As Houston Defeats Detroit, 105-96.

Harden Scores 37 As Houston Defeats Detroit, 105-96.Brett Deering/Getty Images(AUBURN HILLS, Mich.) -- Shooting guard James Harden scored 37 points and had 12 assists in his Rockets debut as Houston scorched the Detroit Pistons Wednesday night, 105-96.The 2012 Sixth Man of the Year started off the game ...

Deron Williams Thinks Knicks Are Better Off Without Jeremy Lin

Deron Williams Thinks Knicks Are Better Off Without Jeremy LinNational Basketball Association(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- Over the offseason, a lot was made over the New York Knicks decision to let point guard Jeremy Lin sign with the Houston Rockets and bring back Raymond Felton. If you ask Brooklyn Nets point gua...
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