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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