Friday, December 23, 2011
Will Jeremy Stay A Rocket?
We'll find out tomorrow if Jeremy Lin makes the 15 man roster. It's a long shot as the Houston Rockets are very deep and have 15 players with guaranteed contracts as well as Jeremy whose contract I believe is non-guaranteed. The late signing of Samuel Dalembert and Jeff Adrien (who is a solid pick up; saw him with the Warriors early last season) make it extra difficult. With the Rockets waiting to the last minute to make their last roster cut, I'm sure they've looked at all trade possibilities and are thinking hard about keeping him. It's so tough for Jeremy being an undrafted Asian player. He is trying to beat out a 2nd pick of an entire NBA draft (who in my opinion, cannot even dominate in the D-league and is not an NBA player) but is 7' 3". He is also up against another high draft pick (6th pick), but who is coming off a major injury. Without a trade, the only player they would waive besides Jeremy would be Adrien. However, with Patrick Patterson out for a awhile, Jeff Adrien, who could be a Chuck Hayes type player, is a nice fit. Whatever happens, Jeremy has shown in just 5 minutes of a pre-season game, what I've known for a long time, that he is a legit NBA guard. No doubt, he'll be on an NBA roster this season. We'll see Saturday if it's the Houston Rockets.