Gotham City no more…
Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale joined NBA TV’s Joel Meyers and Brent Barry to discuss the team’s acquisition of Jeremy Lin during the Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls Summer League game last night in Las Vegas.
Okori has a Lin piece coming first thing in the morning.
McHale on Jeremy Lin joining the Houston Rockets: “Jeremy Lin is a young guy. He’s a young kid that is really learning the game and learning how to play. It will be interesting to see how he grows as a player and I’m looking forward to coaching him.”
McHale’s advice to Lin: “I told Jeremy he has to be a basketball player. He has got to be able to run the team, run offense, catch and shoot, be a basketball player and do a little bit of everything.”
McHale on why the Rockets selected Lin: “We really needed a point guard. He fits where we are with a young rebuilding team; a team that is going to grow together. He is so young and he fits where we are going right now.”
McHale on Lin’s growth: “A part of his game that he has really worked on is his shooting. He is very realistic about his game and all the things he has to work on. He understands that he is a work in progress.”
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