Rockets guard Jeremy Lin back to 100 percent after knee surgery
Houston is expecting a healthy and leaner Jeremy Lin to provide a spark to its starting backcourt.
|Jeremy Lin is good to go for the Rockets after knee surgery. (Getty Images)|
Fresh start. Clean bill of health.
I'm good to go," Lin said, according to the Houston Chronicle. The paper also reported that Lin lost 10 pounds during the summer.
The Rockets open their preseason schedule against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the defending Western Conference champions, on Oct. 10 in Hidalgo, Texas. Their regular-season opener is Oct. 31 in Detroit against the Pistons.
A Taiwanese-American who played his college ball at Harvard, Lin is back in Houston as the team's starting point guard. Lin was waived by the Rockets in December 2011. The Knicks signed him and Lin skyrocketed to global superstardom with New York.
Lin, 24, averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 26.9 minutes per game for the Knicks last season. He made 35 appearances before undergoing the arthroscopic surgery that ended his season. The Knicks were expected to re-sign Lin but opted not to match Houston's three-year, $25 million back-loaded offer sheet.
This summer, Lin traveled to Taiwain, much to the delight of his fans there.
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Surgery is to "repair core muscle-related injuries"