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Rockets' Jeremy Lin Ready for New Role

Bob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Jeremy Lin will be bringing "Linsanity" to a new home in the 2012-13 season.  Lin signed a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets this offseason to return to the same team that cut him last December.

Lin, 24, has only 25 starts in the NBA and will be taking over a new role as a leader of a young Rockets team.

"It kind of reminds me of college," said Lin at the Rockets media day on Monday. "Just coming in, trying to lead, trying to work hard, trying to build a culture of playing a blue-collar brand of basketball."

Lin is happy to be in Houston after coming over from New York and is looking forward to his new role.

"This offseason was a lot of rumors and talking," said Lin about the bid between the Knicks and Rockets for his services.  "I'm excited to get back on (the court) and start doing what our job is to do, which is play basketball."

The "Linsanity" will be in the national spotlight on Christmas Day, when the Rockets take on the Chicago Bulls.

Lin averaged 14.6 points in 35 games played last year, while dishing out 6.2 assists a game.

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