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Jeremy Lin Rockets News: Is He Too Skinny To Succeed In Houston After Weight Loss?

By Brian Ethridge - Posted: 09/26/12 03:52PM EDT
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Can Lin surpass the 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game that he averaged last season with the Knicks this season with the Rockets? (Photo: Facebook / houstonrockets)

The Houston Rockets have been highly anticipating the start of the NBA season ever since the team signed international superstar Jeremy Lin. Millions and millions of basketball fans fell in love with the 24-year-old point guard after his amazing performance with the New York Knicks last season. Unfortunately, Lin tore the meniscus in his left knee and had surgery in March.

Since having knee surgery, Lin has been working hard to get back into basketball shape. But has he gone too far?

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According to Houston Chronicle beat reporter Jonathan Fiegen, Jeremy Lin has dropped 10 lbs. Considering Lin was never a big basketball player to begin with, it is not crazy to wonder if he is now too skinny to succeed in the NBA. Lin played for the Knicks last season at 200 lbs and had a hard time staying healthy. At 190 lbs, it is safe to assume that Jeremy Lin will be more fragile and more injury prone than ever.

As a member of the New York Knicks last season, Jeremy Lin averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 26.9 minutes a game. The Knicks were expected by most people to re-sign Jeremy Lin this offseason, but the team decided not to match the Houston Rockets' three-year, $25 million offer sheet.

When the Rockets officially acquired Lin, all of a sudden thousands of fans in Houston became excited to see their NBA team play basketball again. Whether you think Jeremy Lin is overrated or not, you have to admit that he is one of the biggest superstars in basketball. His stardom goes beyond basketball. He is sort of the Tim Tebow of the NBA.

Jeremy Lin may be very flawed in certain parts of his basketball game, but he is very effective in certain areas as well. Unfortunately, if he is not able to stay healthy, it won't matter how effective he is anyways.

Let's hope that Jeremy Lin's recent weight loss doesn't hurt his ability to stay healthy for a full NBA season.



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