In a surprising turn of events, the Bleacher Report‘s Howard Beck reports that the Houston Rockets “remain high on (Jeremy)Lin and are expected to be among his chief suitors this summer.”
Lin’s three year 25 million dollar contract expires at the end of this season. He originally signed it with Houston in 2012, but was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in a salary dump as the Rockets unsuccesfully went after high priced free agents.
SB Nation explains that the Rockets could be in need of a point guard as their contracts with Patrick Beverly and Jason Terry are also expiring. It was Beverly who replaced Lin in the starting line up last season primarily because of Beverly’s superior defense.
Lin would likely have to sign for less money as he admits he is having the worst season of his career since Linsanity captivated the nation’s imagination in 2011.
“It’s just everything,” Lin told the Bleacher Report. “It’s the toll of everything…I guess I always have expectations for myself, right? Like I’ll always have expectations for myself, or always believe that I can do this or I can do that, or I can be this player. And when I feel like I’m not reaching my potential, that’s disappointing.”
You can read a revealing interview with Lin and about his deteriorating confidence in the Bleacher Report.
What do you think? Do you think Jeremy Lin would even consider going back to Houston?