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Monday, August 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am  |  12 responses

Jeremy Lin Excited to Run Pick-and-Roll With Dwight Howard


Dwight Howard famously balked at head coach Mike D’Antoni pick-and-roll heavy offensive schemes during his disastrous one-year run with the Los Angeles Lakers. Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin says he can’t wait to try it out with Howard in Houston. Per the AP: “Lin told reporters Sunday on a visit to Beijing that he saw a natural affinity in the pair’s affection for the pick-and-roll game. ‘We’re not yet in Houston and haven’t trained together so I don’t know yet,’ said the 25-year-old point guard, who was in China to oversee a basketball camp. ‘But he really likes to play pick-and-roll and I really like to play pick-and-roll, so I hope we can work really well together and really happily learn how to play with each other,’ Lin said. [...] The Rockets went 45-37 during Lin’s first season with the team and lost to the Oklahoma Thunder in the first round of the playoffs. The addition of Howard is expected to put the team in contention for a title. Lin said it was too early to talk about his future in Houston after his first season in which he started all 82 regular-season games and averaged more than 13 points and six assists. ‘Right now I know there’s always speculation about what might happen, but I haven’t made any decisions I haven’t thought about it and I’m going to approach that question when the time comes,’ Lin said.”

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  • RKJ92

    I’d be excited too knowing that I could get close to averaging 10 assists a game for the first time in my career LOL

  • JibbsIsBallin

    They can do pick-n-rolls all day. But they’re not a contender for the title despite adding Howard.

  • Saleem Rainman

    If Dwight howard wasnt willing to play pick and roll with Steve freakin Nash, what makes anyone think he’ll be willing to play pick and roll with Lin? Isnt he like obsessed with proving he can do it like a “true” big man-from the post ? (foolishly, might I add, cuz he’s the best pick and roll big in the L.)

  • LakeShow

    Co-Sign
    He’s not working with Hakeem and McHale to do the pick n roll.

  • kast83

    Doubt he even gets playing time

  • 23

    He didn’t want to play with Kobe freakin Bryant! For the Los freakin Angeles Lakers! He doesn’t care about playing w legends. Not saying harden is a bad choice, but i bet 99% of NBA players would kill to have to opportunity to play w MJ

  • Ugh

    Headline should read “Lin excited by new opportunities to back up Steve Nash in Los Angeles as All-Star break looms.”

  • Interdico Scriptor

    This season has burn out from expectation written all over it.You should see what that looks like. In fact, you can see it from space. Aliens are going ‘that DHoward/Jeremy Lin thang is too stressfull for those nice people of earth. they are never gonna learn’ etc etc

  • Interdico Scriptor

    I LIKE IT

  • Clos1881

    Well technically he was playing pick and roll with Kobe due to Nash always being hurt and then when he was Heathly Kobe still ran the point Nash was relegated to a spot up shooter most nights.

  • Clos1881

    Why not the west is up for grabs its not any powerhouse team in the conference all of them are flawed.

  • Clos1881

    Jeremey Lin may end up being the backup Patrick Beverley looks to be more effective in the playoffs.

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