HOUSTON (AP) - Houston made its move and got its man.
When the New York Knicks decided not to match Houston's bold three-year, $25 million offer sheet for Jeremy Lin on Tuesday, the Rockets got much more than a point guard. The 23-year-old, undrafted Harvard graduate became a global sensation when he came out of obscurity and turned turn the Knicks into winners in February.
The Rockets waived Lin in December and they weren't going to let him get away again. He'll not only fill key role on the court, Lin may also re-establish the franchise's marketability in Asia, where the team enjoyed massive popularity during Yao Ming's career.
The next major priority for Houston is finding a big man. Dwight Howard is still available, but that may be long shot.
By Chris Duncan, AP Sportswriter
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