Kevin McHale on Jeremy Lin: ‘He’s just getting his confidence back, trying to get his mojo going’
Rockets coach Kevin McHale isn’t too concerned about Jeremy Lin’s struggles during the preseason yet. The team’s young point guard, signed by the Rockets in July, did not play in Monday’s preseason loss to the Mavs. In Sunday’s loss to the Spurs, Lin had only 4 points in 25 minutes on 1 of 10 shooting. But McHale said Monday’s benching was planned to give Lin rest after coming back from knee surgery, and that there wasn’t any reason to be worried, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.
“He’s finding his way, as always happens when you haven’t played in a long time,” McHale said. “He had surgery and took a long time off. He’s just getting his confidence back, trying to get his mojo going which is very common.”
Prior to training camp which kicked off on Oct. 2, Lin had not played since March. He underwent surgery in April to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee. Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists per game with the Knicks last year.