Jeremy Lin: 'I preferred New York'

Jeremy Lin laughs during warmups. (Feb. 24, 2012)

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Jeremy Lin laughs during warmups. (Feb. 24, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Like just about everyone else in New York and around the NBA, Jeremy Lin believed he would remain a Knick.

But Lin became a Rocket on Tuesday night after the Knicks decided not to match Houston's three-year, $25.1-million offer sheet.

"Honestly, I preferred New York," Lin told Sports Illustrated Wednesday. "But my main goal in free agency was to go to a team that had plans for me...

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