Jeremy Lin doesn’t need to be a prolific scorer to be effective for the Houston Rockets, asserts a blog by columnist Michael Moraitis
in Bleacher Report. Lin’s scoring totals have been down by about a third from the scoring binge he went on last February during the height of Linsanity. But Moraitis suggests Lin can counter the decline in scoring by improving his overall game.
He can do that by increasing his assist totals, steals and rebounds. If that happens, Moraitis thinks Lin’s scoring will also improve as he gets easier buckets. Lin currently leads his team in both assists at six a game and in steals at two a game. That’s good enough to rank third overall in the league.
One of Lin’s biggest weaknesses is his defense. The fact that he ranks third in steals shows defense is an area he can thrive in. A marked improvement in his defense would go a long ways in helping the Rockets secure a playoff spot.