As an undrafted rookie out of Iona, Scott Machado knew he faced an uphill battle in trying to make the Houston Rockets. Machado wound up making the roster because the Rockets released veteran Shaun Livingston instead. But sometime before Monday’s final cuts, Machado got a scare from Jeremy Lin, who had called to apologize and wish him well.
One problem: Lin thought he was calling Jeremy Lamb, who had just been traded to the Thunder in the James Harden deal.
“I was like, ‘Hey, it’s Scott, it’s not Jeremy,’” Machado said. “‘Did you hear something about me?’ I was all nervous. He was like, “Oh, I apologize, I apologize.’ It all worked out.”