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The last time we checked on Jeremy Lin, he was ailing from a chest injury as the Houston Rockets, were exited from the first round of the Western Conference playoffs, on their home court. Ouch!
Well what has Jermy been up too?
In a Pro-Am game over the weekend in San Francisco, Lin dropped 45 points. 45 points in a Pro-Am game is slightly impressive, based on the majority of his points coming from layups. What wasn’t impressive about his play was his matador defense, and of course, getting dunked on.
Away from the court Lin continues his humanitarian efforts.
In this second #heroeshangout, Jeremy Lin chatted with military heroes from across the nation via Google+ Hangout. In the Google Plus hangout organized by Veterans United Network, Lin gave his best advice for on and off the court, his role models on and off the court, advice to someone who’s picked last or feels other doubting him, and his experience of Linsanity, where he went from rags to riches.
The military members also expressed their appreciation for Lin’s living out the value systems that are worth emulating and for being a positive role model for both the young and old. In response, Lin said that part of the reason why he wanted to have this conversation on Google Plus with military members is to express his gratitude for their works that are much more important than basketball.
Lin also said his weakness is his left hand and outside shooting, which he had been working on during the offseason. Speaking of off-season, the Houston Rockets not only drafted a point guard Isaiah Canaan in this years draft, but then put Lin on the trading block. Of course the Rockets would want a starting point guard in return. Rumors of Jose Calderon from the Detroit Pistons as an option have been flung around.
There is also Greivis Vasquez who is 6’6″ and is coming off a breakout season. Vasquez’s 12.6 assists per 48 minutes ranked him third in the league last year, behind only Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul.
Whatever the case, it appears as though Linsanity may be on the move.