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Rockets GM Daryl Morey admits he screwed up by cutting Jeremy Lin

The Rockets were one of two teams that cut Jeremy Lin before the season. Houston GM Daryl Morey admitted Thursday that he and the team made a mistake by waiving the Knicks point guard.

Taking questions from fans via Twitter, the Rockets GM at first defended the decision to waive Lin, saying “[he] is a very good player but Linsanity was not happening here this year. We have 2 starting caliber PG in [Kyle Lowry] & [Goran Dragic]. [Johnny Flynn] also playing well.”

After that, another fan on Twitter told him to admit he made a mistake. Morey did.

Morey also said he was happy for Lin, calling the emerging guard “Very hard working, nice, & humble,” and saying “He has a great, great future.”

In Morey’s defense, at least he brought Lin into camp. There are 27 other teams that seemed to pass on him, so at least Houston gave him a shot. And like Morey says, Linsanity probably wasn’t happening there. Maybe New York was just the perfect storm for Lin — a good offensive system that fits his style, and very little point guard competition.

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  • Anonymous

    Good to see Daryl admitting a mistake. Objectivity trumps ego.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/L3NRRFIGXGGVSSBH3NNDB5TXOE matt

    If Daryl keeps cutting the wrong players, his job will be on the line.