14 Jul 2014

Lakers pick up Lin

11:38 am on 14 July 2014

The Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball franchise have acquired point guard Jeremy Lin, a future first-round draft pick and a second-round draft pick in 2015 from the Houston Rockets for the rights to power forward/centre Sergei Lishchuk.

Lin, 25, averaged 12.5 points, 4.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds while shooting career-bests 44.6 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point range in 71 games with the Rockets last season.

The Lakers also signed number seven overall draft pick Julius Randle.