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Knicks claim guard Jeremy Lin

Updated: December 27, 2011, 9:48 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The New York Knicks have claimed guard Jeremy Lin off waivers to fill a void at backup point guard.

Lin was released Sunday by the Rockets to make roster room for Houston's signing of Samuel Dalembert.

The Rockets had claimed Lin off waivers after he was released by the Golden State Warriors, who had to let him go to create the requisite salary-cap space for a four-year offer sheet worth nearly $43 million to then-restricted DeAndre Jordan that was matched by the Los Angeles Clippers.

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