Jeremy Lin made his first return to Madison Square Garden on Monday.
Lin spoke with the media about how he wants to move on with the Houston Rockets.
“We have our expectations and we have our roles and things like that,” said Lin. “I just need to stay focused and have tunnel vision when it comes to (Linsanity) and I don’t think anybody from the Rockets organization is expecting me to recreate anything and I’m not either.”
Lin entered Monday’s game against the New York Knicks averaging 10.8 points, six assists, and four rebounds per game.
Lin addressed his decline across the board with Houston in comparison to his time with the Knicks.
“I think it’s been an up and down season,” said Lin. “There have been good stretches and not so good stretches, but I think that’s all part of the growth and maturation of me as a young player and us as a young team.”
Despite a rough start to the season, Lin thinks the struggles will pay off in due time.
“I think you grow the most and evaluate yourself the most through tough times,” said Lin. “No one became better, or great, without going through adversity and challenges.”