Rockets' Owner Leslie Alexander Expects Lin To Help Attract Free Agents
Rockets' owner Leslie Alexander expects Jeremy Lin to aid in Houston’s effort to land a top free agent.
“I love it,” Alexander said of the Lin signing. “I think it’s great for the city of Houston. It’s great for the fans. I think a team needs to have that attention to attract free agents and do what we have to do to win. It helps. It always helps (the business), but the real reason is it helps to attract free agents. They’ll want to play with Jeremy, but also they want to be someplace they will be on TV, they can market themselves, all that stuff.”
Alexander believes Lin will fit nicely into the Rockets’ offense.
“I think he’s going to be a great addition for the team,” Alexander said. “I think he’s going to be a great player in the league – very good to great.
“It was very risky and very hard to do. It worked out in our favor, thank God. We changed the team completely from last year. It’s almost a whole new team. You can see in summer league how good the young guys are. I think the future is really, really good.”