The Rockets hope Lin eventually reestablishes their dominance in Asia. But for the time being, the focus is local. Lin still won't drive a car. He is leaning toward an apartment in Parsons's complex. He will keep refining his shot and his left hand. Soon the former economics major will pore over Morey's advanced statistics, two math whizzes exploring the next frontier of a career unfolding in reverse.
In New York, Jeremy Lin had to be a phenomenon. In Houston, finally, he gets to fulfill his actual fantasy. He gets to be a pro.