Report: Jeremy Lin finds apartment

Updated: February 15, 2012, 1:56 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

Jeremy Lin has found a home.

The New York Knicks point guard, who slept on his brother's couch in Manhattan early in his tenure with the team, is moving to a swanky apartment in a suburb of New York City.

According to a report in the New York Daily News, Lin has moved into the Trump Tower in City Center, in White Plains, N.Y. The building is in close proximity to the Knicks training facility in Greenburgh, N.Y.

According to the Daily News, Lin has sublet a two-bedroom apartment from former Knick David Lee. The paper reported that it's the same two-bedroom apartment that Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire rented before he moved to Manhattan.

Lin's lodgings became a hot topic when he said that he slept on teammate Landry Fields' couch the night before he scored 25 points and handed out seven assists in a win over the New Jersey Nets last Saturday. He also revealed that he'd been staying on his brother Josh's couch. Josh is a graduate student in Manhattan.

That night's win over New Jersey was the first of six in a row for the Knicks (14-15). All of the wins came with Lin playing major minutes; he's started in five of the last six games of the winning streak.

Lin is the first player to have at least 20 points and seven assists in each of his five career starts since at least 1970, when the Elias Sports Bureau became the official statistician of the NBA. The Harvard grad had scored 136 points in his first five career starts, which is the most by any player since the NBA and ABA merged in 1976. John Drew had 139 in 1974. In his last six games -- all Knicks wins -- the 23-year-old Lin is averaging 26.8 points and 8.5 assists.

Lin, an Asian-American, is the first American-born player of Taiwanese or Chinese descent to play in the NBA. Lin's parents emigrated from Taiwan in the 1970s. A grandmother remained in mainland China.

Lin was an end-of-the-bench player for New York for most of the season. The Knicks sent Lin to the D-League for one game in January and he played just 22 minutes in his first month with the team.

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