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Jeremy Lin Calls Trade To Lakers A ‘Fresh Start’ Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="304"] After a disappointing stint with the Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin will have an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Los Angele [new_royalslider id="304"] After a disappointing stint with the Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin will have an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Los Angele Rating: 0
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Jeremy Lin Calls Trade To Lakers A ‘Fresh Start’

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After a disappointing stint with the Houston Rockets, Jeremy Lin will have an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Los Angeles Lakers. Lin was traded to Lakers back in July and is looking forward to playing alongside Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

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On Thursday, Lin had his wax figure unveiled at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco and spoke to the media shortly after about recently being traded to the Lakers:

“I’m definitely excited to be in LA,” Lin told Lakers Nation after his wax figure unveiling. “How I describe it, it is a fresh start. It’s a breath of fresh air to be able to start somewhere new.”

“I think it’ll be really fun, really challenging. I enjoyed my time in Houston, but I’m definitely focused in on next year.”

Before being dealt to the Lakers last month, Lin’s future was up in the air. The Rockets were determined to trade Lin, as well as Omer Asik, but struggled to find a team willing to take on his contract.

Fortunately, GM Mitch Kupchak and company needed an upgrade at the point guard position and were able to make a deal that satisfied both sides. Lin lost his starting job in the Rockets backcourt to Patrick Beverley and will look to reclaim his status as a starter in Los Angeles.

Clearly, Lin is embracing changing teams for the third time in his career with a breakout season potentially on the horizon.

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  • Zach

    Only a matter of time before Kobe crushes his spirit with terrrible shots and verbal abuse.

    • imroxfan

      At 36, Kobe is a different player now according to his own words!
      If Lin could put up with the inept Kevin McFail, and the legend-in-his-own -mind James Harden for 2 seasons, Lin certainly would have no problems with Kobe. Both men want to win games badly.

      • dice

        spot on… and if he can’t take the heat from Kobe… then he has a midget mind… just like some commenter above, whose name, I have ignored…

        • jim2

          The Lakers will be nothing until Kobrick/Nash retire. I think Lin has a bright future with the Lakers if he can withstand the idiotic behavior of Kobrick. Kobrick will not allow Lin to shine. He will dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, then either lose the ball to a triple team or throw an illogical brick rather than pass to a team mate. In the NBA these days, good players will not sign with a team that does not already have a near contender. To get the talent necessary, Kobrick and Nash will have to be gone to have the cap space to attract good players. Once that occurs, the Lakers can attract a superstar.

          • jim2

            Also, the really good players do not want to play with Kobe. He is a terrible team mate. Once Kobe is gone, the Lakers can rebuild. I hope that Lin and Randle understand that they will get help after Kobrick is gone.

          • jim2

            Also, the Lakers need Jerry West to provide assistance to Jim Buss. There is nothing wrong with hiring someone better than yourself to make you look good. It is considered good management. Jerry West put together most of the recent good Laker teams. They need him back to do it again.

          • 1mtoldman

            well see thats better than what lin experienced in houston where har_en (no d) would dribble dribble dribble dribble dribble then either draw a fake foul or if unsuccessful throw the ball to lin in the corner with 3 sec left on the clock where he would have to throw up an impossible shot the result being then people could say lin can’t play off the ball. kobe will seem like the consummate teammate compared to what he had to endure in houston.

    • harlock

      Didn’t you know that Lin has endured verbal abuse throughout his young bball life and he is now a 5th degree black belt in verbal judo?

    • Al Haldie

      Get out TROLL..

    • Mike Yee

      @Zach if Lin could take the S@#t from McPoop & the Bearded ball hog he could play with anyone. Kobe got humbled by Lin in MSG when Lin was a Knick, Lin had 38pts to 32pts for Kobe & was guared be KObe, after 2 yrs Lin said he is a much improved baller + Lin has an PG as a coach. Can’t wait for 10/28 & I live in LA MikeY

      • Zach

        I think Lin can play myself, but he has to stop turning the ball over so much. Also, Kobe is an even bigger ballhog than Harden could ever dream of being. I remember the MSG game well, Lin schooled Bryant and Kobe shot like 10 for 30 or something…

        • Mike Yee

          @Zach remember all thru hi sch & Harvard Lin was SG so driveling was not essentual, now he plays PG, but his TO has decreased significantly since Knick days, Pls look up his records, his TO is half of Beard’s MikeY

          • Zach

            Yeah, Kobe is a TO machine too…With Bryant hogging the ball will be tough for Lin to get many assists, but his TO’s should go down too…

          • Mike Yee

            @Zach,  I think Kobe is smarter then Beard, since Lin has Kobe’s respect I think he is willing to share the ball more than Beard.  Lin’s game has improved & has a better coach & they both want to win, so I see Lin’s opportunity to show his stuffs & shine. Iam a Lin fan & I live in LA & I haven’t followed them since the Baylor/West/Chamberlin days   MikeY

          • Zach

            Those were great teams as were the 80s showtime Lakers, but none of the more recent teams come close in my opinion. I think Lin has improved, but not sure how I feel about Scott, a bad record and no real success for about a decade…but I guess we’ll see!

  • Colin128

    SO HAPPY Lin is finally out of Shawshank Houston. In a dozen games Harden was out hurt, Lin averaged 20 pts 7 assists a game. Kid has always had the skills, just needs opportunity and more minutes.

    • Ken Temporaneous

      I have never seen a situation equal to Houston where a coach McMoron and a GM, Morey the Eel, tried harder to keep a player, Lin, from shining and growing. Of course, the Houston fan bas is almost al comprised of racist fools too.

      • Zach

        I liked McHale as a player, but it seems someone decided that since he’s a white guy who played on some good Celts teams he must be great coaching material too. Don’t get it.

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