In an all-too-familiar scene, the New York media has made New York Knicks PG Jeremy Lin into an unlikely star after the Harvard graduate played three strong games since entering the starting line-up.
In three games against Washington, Utah and New Jersey, Lin has averaged 25 points and 8 assists on 58% shooting.
However, he started the season with the Houston Rockets, but was unable to make the team out of training camp, stuck behind Kyle Lowry, Goran Dragic and Jonny Flynn.
On Thursday, Rockets GM Darryl Morey took to Twitter to defend the team's decision to let go of Lin:
As Morey points out, cracking an NBA rotation is as much about receiving an opportunity as it is having talent, and the 6'3 200 second-year guard would never have had much of an opportunity in Houston, especially with Lowry emerging as a bonafide All-Star candidate this season.