Jeremy Lin


2014-15 (#17)

Guard, #17


The Lakers acquired Jeremy Lin and first- and second-round 2015 draft picks from the Houston Rockets in exchange for the rights to Ukrainian center Sergei Lishouk in July 2014.

Lin, who sparked “Linsanity” with a series of unexpected performances during his rookie season with the New York Knicks in 2011-12, has averaged 11.9 points and 4.9 assists per game during his three-year NBA career. A Harvard graduate, Lin told The Times he’s not interested in reestablishing a “Linsanity” movement in Los Angeles.

“I’m not trying to relive that banner season and I think that’s been a big weight off my shoulder. I’m not trying to recreate a ‘Linsanity,’” he said. “I’m not trying to be that phenomenon that happened in New York. I just want to be myself more than ever.”

The Lakers tried to acquire Lin in 2011 when the Golden State Warriors put him on Waivers. Houston ended up claiming him even though he would be waived again after appearing in just two preseason games for the Rockets.

— Austin Knoblauch
Aug. 23, 2014