Linsanity headed to the Rockets?

Nimrod Miaco
A report says sensational point guard Jeremy Lin has signed a 3-year deal offer sheet with the Houston Rockets worth $25 million

Jeremy Lin drives to the basket. AFP Photo

MANILA, Philippines – Is Linsanity headed to the Houston Rockets?

A report from sports network ESPN cites a source saying New York Knicks point-guard Jeremy Lin, who created a worldwide buzz thanks to a string of exceptional performances, has signed a 3-year deal offer sheet with the Houston Rockets. 

The deal has Lin making over $10.5 million in the first 2 years and $14.8 million in the third for a total of $25 million. 

Lin is a restricted free agent, which means the New York Knicks has 3 days to match the offer.

Knicks coach Mike Woodson has gone on record saying they will match any offer on Lin. New York’s new addition, veteran point-guard Jason Kidd is almost sure the organization will bring Lin back. In a press conference where he was introduced together with the returning Marcus Camby, he said he’s excited to mentor the young guard. 

In his second season in the NBA, Lin made $788,000. He averaged 14.6 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 35 games. His dream run was cut short due to a knee injury.

Lin tried to make it back to the Knicks’ lineup in time for the first round of the playoffs but was unable to make it. He is expected to start the 2012-2013 NBA season at full strength. –

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