It is very surprising about Lin. Houston Rockets GM is being asked how he was let go and he said essentially, if we kept him no would have seen him play for at least 2 years. He was on the bench in NY except for several people getting hurt. He reminds me of quarterback Warner who was essentially bagging groceries at one point but with a confluence of factors wiping out the depth chart, he became the man for Rams.
Now NBA is saying they got the Yao factor back in China.