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Jeremy Lin Will Break Through During 2013-14 Season with Rockets' Full Support

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Maxwell Ogden
Bleacher Report
Tue, July 16, 2013 

According to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle, the Houston Rockets will not trade Jeremy Lin or Omer Asik.

This comes after stars James Harden and Dwight Howard reached out to the general manager Daryl Morey to express their desire to keep both men in Houston.

With the Rockets' full support in 2013-14, expect Lin to have a breakthrough season.

Lin has been the subject of trade talks for the entirety of the summer, as his role within the organization has become unclear with Harden taking over as the primary ball handler.

In turn, Lin was transformed from a global superstar into what he truly is—a 24-year-old experiencing his first taste of NBA basketball.
Per Feigen's previously alluded to report, that didn't deter Harden and Howard from making their desire to play with Lin known.

“The reality is James [Harden] and Dwight [Howard] want to play with Jeremy [Lin] and Omer [Asik],” [Houston Rockets general manager Daryl] Morey said. “I’ve been kicked down to assistant GM. They’re going to be here.”

Said [Dwight] Howard: "...[Asik] and Jeremy Lin will be very good playing with me. I’m going to do whatever I can to make those guys’ lives better. I realize how much they mean to this team."

When the general manager and your two superstars support you, life becomes a lot easier.

Lin has experienced a turbulent ride in Houston, seeing his weaknesses glorified and strengths undermined by his lofty expectations.  With that being said, there is reason to believe that Lin can be a high-quality NBA point guard.

Houston is the place for him to achieve that level of success.


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