Jeremy Lin revitalized his basketball career when the New York Knicks took a chance on him back in 2011-12, before the Houston Rockets snatched him away. After spending two underrated and productive seasons in Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers have decided to take a chance on Jeremy — and that risk is going to pay off tenfold, as Lin will win the 2014-15 NBA Most Improved Player award.
After taking the basketball world by storm for the Knicks — averaging 23.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 9.2 assists and 2.4 steals over an 11-game stretch — the Rockets thought they were getting a player who was going to be an All-Star. They were only half right, as they got a player with All-Star talent, but didn’t use him correctly.
Lin started all 82 games for the Rockets in 2012-13 and averaged 13.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game. The list of players who could match that is pretty impressive. Take a look for yourself:
Unfortunately for Lin and the Rockets, they inexplicably took his starting spot away in 2013-14 and gave it to Patrick Beverley. All of that is the past now — Lin is in a perfect position to breakout and he will.
Let’s take a look at five reasons why Lin will win the Most Improved Player award as a member of the 2014-15 Los Angeles Lakers.