Lin 'preferred' to play in NY

If he had it his way, Jeremy Lin says he'd still be with the New York Knicks.

But Lin woke up Wednesday morning as a member of the Houston Rockets after the Knicks declined to match Houston's three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet.

"Honestly, I preferred New York," Lin told Sports Illustrated. "But my main goal in free agency was to go to a team that had plans for me and wanted me. I wanted to have fun playing basketball. ... Now I'm definitely relieved."

Lin's comments shed light on the Knicks decision not to match his offer from Houston and the process that led to it.

To read more about what Lin had to say about his time with the Knicks and move to the Rockets, click here.

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