Jeremy Lin News: Point Guard Continues to Struggle in Preseason Games

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Oct 15, 2012 03:29 PM EDT
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Jeremy Lin poses with his jersey during a news conference after signing a deal to play for the Rockets, in Houston
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Jeremy Lin is coming off some rough games in the postseason, most recently against the San Antonio Spurs going 1-10 from the floor with only one assist.

1-10 from Lin does not surprise, his role is not to shoot and he takes so many shots that he is bound to miss a lot of them. 

The disappointing stat, however, is the one assist.

The Rockets have not supplied Lin with a ton of shooters and finishers at the basket, but Lin has to remember that his main job is to distribute and when nothing is available, then he can try creating shots for himself. 

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The one assist came to big man Omar Asik and his one basket was a typical drive to the hoop and the foul we grew accustomed to watching him do in his brief stint with the Knicks last season. 

Lin finished the game with four points, half of these coming from the free throw line. 

His best performance in the preseason came against the New Orleans Hornets as the Rockets won 95-75. Lin played 23 minutes, scored nine points and had seven assists. Even then, Lin shot only 2-6 from the floor and more than half of his points came from the free throw line going 5-6. 

Lin is obviously still getting back into his basketball flow. He finished last season in an injury and it will take Lin sometime to return to form.

In the meantime, as we watch Lin struggle, rookies like Jeremy Lamb and Terrence Jones will have their chance to shine as both players are putting in at least 11 points a game each.

Lin fans should not worry yet.

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