In an interview with Sports Illustrated conducted late last night, Jeremy Lin speaks on his wild summer as a free agent. He goes through the recruitment process with the Rockets all the way through last night's phone call he had with the Knicks. In a quick 30-second call with GM Glen Grunwald, Lin found out that he would no longer be playing in New York City. While Lin will be cashing out in Houston, he admitted that his heart is in New York: "Honestly, I preferred New York," Lin says. "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 also revealed that he hasn't spoken with Knicks owner James Dolan since before Game 5 of the Knicks-Heat series in May. Lin thought the Knicks would match the Rockets' offer until "while surfing the Internet last Sunday, [he] read that [RaymondFelton was reportedly en route to the Knicks from Portland via a sign-and-trade." Head on over to SI find out exactly what Lin had to say about New York fans and his move to Houston.

[via SI]