The 25-year-old Lin, in China to oversee a basketball camp, told reporters that, although he hasn't yet trained with Howard, he sees a natural affinity in the pair's affection for the pick-and-roll game.
"He really likes to play pick-and-roll and I really like to play pick-and-roll, so I hope we can work really well together and really happily learn how to play with each other.''
Lin said it was too early to talk about his future in Houston after his first season in which he started all 82 regular-season games and averaged more than 13 points and six assists.
"Right now I know there's always speculation about what might happen, but I haven't made any decisions I haven't thought about it and I'm going to approach that question when the time comes,'' Lin said.
The Rockets went 45-37 during Lin's first season with the team and lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the playoffs.