Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Birthday Jeremy!

Happy 29th Birthday Jeremy!

So excited to see Jeremy running the show in his prime years.

Some may think he is getting up there in age but check out this list from youngest to oldest:

Westbrook 28 years (11/12/88)
JLin 29 years (8/23/88)
Jeff Teague 29 years (5/10/88)
Steph Curry 29 years (3/14/88)
Mike Conley Jr. 29 years (10/4/87)

Also, check out some career per 36 min stats and contracts:

16.2 pts
6.0 asts
3.9 rebs

Jeff Teague:
16.8 pts
7.4 asts
3.2 rebs

Mike Conley Jr.:
15.7 pts
6.3 asts
3.2 rebs

2017-18 $12,000,000
2018-19 $12,516,746 (Player Option)

2017-18 $19,000,000
2018-19 $19,000,000
2019-20 $19,000,000

Conley Jr:
2017-18 $28,530,608
2018-19 $30,521,115
2019-20 $32,511,623
2020-21 $34,504,132

2017-18 $34,682,570
2018-19 $37,457,154
2019-20 $40,231,758
2020-21 $43,006,362
2021-22 $45,780,966

Threw in Curry just for fun. But really, these numbers show you, God willing, a healthy JLin is in for a huge pay raise!!! I have no doubt he is a better pg than Teague right now, and will be on the same level, if not higher than a Mike Conley Jr. this season.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Good Read on Issues of Asian American Identity


What a Fraternity Hazing Death Revealed About the Painful Search for an Asian-American Identity - The New York Times

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

My Top Choices

With Free Agency about to start on July 1st, the Nets are a good PF and SF away from being serious contenders this year.

After considering Unrestricted vs Restricted, age, salary, teams salary cap situations, player fit (3 and D most important in my mind), will they actually consider the Nets, character, and of course talent, here are my picks. I would go after 2 starter level free agents and you have to overpay as they are Restricted:

JaMychal Green (15-18 mil) and Tony Snell (12-14 mil), my backups are Patrick Patterson and CJ Miles:

Also, at the bottom, an Asian kid if he was 5 inches taller, we'd start a for sure.

Tony Snell:

Walter Lum:

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Quick Takes

Brook for DLo Trade:

The Good
-Acquired young talent without a lottery pick
-Could still be a great trade chip
-DLo is a dynamic playmaker, who seems like a good offensive fit next to JLin
-DLo very good passer
-Brook could opt out after next year
-Brook a black hole who took 19 shots per 36 min.
-Mosgov actually a decent big who can be productive in a Zaza type way

The not so Good
-At 6'3 1/4" measured at combine (may have grown a bit) kind of smallish backcourt
-Attitude has been issue but young and could mature
-DLo defensively not great and not a great athlete
-Brook had become a great 3 point threat and Mosgov won't give you any of that
-Mosgovs 3 years at about 16 mil per year added to salary cap (but have really no other choice)

NorCal High School Asian All Star Game Live Stream Tonight:

No doubt my top 2020 Asian American prospect:

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Next Gen

It's hard to believe it's been 7 years since JLin entered the League and 5 years since Linsanity. I've been fortunate to be able to follow a few Asian American kids here in the Bay Area who are showing some potential.  The class of 2020 looks stacked. Three kids who played on Varsity as Freshman last year and made an impact are Michael Matsuno (Mills HS, Millbrae), Jack Townsend (Cupertino HS), and Anthony Yu (St. Joseph's of Alameda HS). I'm excited to see how far these guys can go. They definitely look like they can play at the next level and I expect all to have huge Sophomore seasons.

If you know of any up and coming Asian American players, please share them with us.