Who’s Jeremy Lin in NBA?

Jeremy Shu-How Lin (Chinese: ???; pinyin: Lín Sh?háo; born August 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball player with the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the Harvard University graduate reached a partially guaranteed contract deal with his hometown Golden State Warriors. One of the few Asian Americans in NBA history, Lin is also the first American player to be of Chinese or of Taiwanese descent in the league. On December 12, 2011, Lin was claimed off waivers by the Houston Rockets. He was waived by the Rockets before the start of the 2011–12 season on December 24, 2011, so they could sign center Samuel Dalembert. The New York Knicks claimed Lin off waivers on December 27 after an injury to guard Iman Shumpert. Lin said he was “competing for a backup spot, and people see me as the 12th to 15th guy on the roster. It’s a numbers game.”[31] The Knicks’ third-string point guard, he made his season debut on the road against the Warriors, where he was warmly cheered in his return to Oracle Arena. On January 17, 2012, Lin was assigned to the Erie BayHawks of the D-League. On January 20, he had a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists in the BayHawks’ 122–113 victory over the Maine Red Claws. Lin was recalled by the Knicks three days later. Lin had a career night on February 4, 2012, when he scored 25 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists (against only 1 turnover) in a 99-92 Knicks victory over the Nets. The statistics for points, rebounds, and assists were all career highs for Lin. After the game, Knick coach Mike D’Antoni, while being interviewed by the MSG Network, said Lin has a point-guard mentality and “a rhyme and a reason for what he is doing out there” . In the subsequent game against the Utah Jazz, Lin had 28 points and eight assists, new career highs. On February 10, 2012, Lin scored a new career high 38 points and had seven assists, leading the Knicks in their victory over the Los Angeles Lakers with a score of 92–85.[80] He scored 89 points in his first three career starts, the most by any player since the merger between the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA in 1976-77 Jeremy Lin is having a fantasy week. Will this last? There’s no question that he has now earned his spot as the Knicks point guard of the future. He is now dubbed as the Knicks’ savior. Head coach Mike D’Antoni said, “I think it’s for real. The things that are real are his vision, which won’t change; his speed, which won’t change; his knowledge of the game, which won’t change. I think it can only get better.” He has now also saved D’Antoni’s job.
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