Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jeremy Lin Goes Head to Head with #1 Pick John Wall!

If you missed it check out the replay of the Mavs against the Wizards online. Jeremy Lin was solid throughout but really blew up in the 4th quarter! He went head to head against John Wall and more than held his own. After this performance, I'm certain that Jeremy is an NBA player. Tell me your thoughts after watching the game.

20 comments:

  1. I thought he played well and under control for most of the game. A couple of turnovers late in the game, but overall cant complain. Commentators always seem to have very good things to say about his play. I say he makes it to the NBA....hopefully playing for the Mavs

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  2. He has been improving nicely through summer league. I like his effort and consistency. I too hope the Mavs keep him around on the roster.

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  3. -Solid play and showed he belonged out there -Made Wall look pedestrian as much as anyone could
    -Great passing and court awareness
    -Played great D, esp for a summer league game
    -Plays in control at all times

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  4. As a Lin to another Lin! Fighting~
    You played good , loved your D and hard game. The steal after that rebound show your heart and hustle.

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  5. Zach Harper of Hardwood Paroxysm on the John Wall-Jeremy Lin fourth quarter battle: "Funny thing happened on the way to the Bellagio … Jeremy Lin and John Wall faced off in the fourth quarter of the Wizards-Mavericks game in Vegas and pretty much played each other to a standstill. That’s right. An undrafted Harvard, SMAHRT kid, point guard went toe-to-toe with the number-one pick in the NBA draft and sort-of held his own. The final box score will show John Wall with an impressive 21 points (let’s just forget about the 4/19 shooting), 10 assists and seven rebounds. But it won’t show that the majority of the Lin’s 11 fourth quarter points were the result of him getting the better of the 'best player in the draft' for times than Wall will care to remember. Lin and Wall played the equivalent of an iso chess match on the hardwood game board. The kid from the Ivy League refused to back down from the YouTube sensation and while Wall walked away with the highlight reel, Lin walked away as the fan favorite."

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  6. lets not forget about the 3 he made in john walls face on the pick and roll. also winning the jump ball.

    asian people got more ups than black people?

    Honestly.. Lin has got explosive power. Got to the rim at will against Wall. They had to trap him/pick up/double team him.

    one thing to work on is splitting the defenders. Late in the fourth.. you should never go for something like that when the game is on the line.This forced the turnover. It is arguable that he got fouled, but he coulda made a better decision.

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  7. He played a good solid game and played as though he had nothing to lose. He needs to have more confidence in his shot and keep up the aggressiveness he showed in the 4th quarter against Wall. He should get picked up by the Mavericks.

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  8. Jeremy rocked the house.

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  9. Nice highlight reel game for Mr Lin. I like his attacking drives and defense. Jeremy has talent but he's not gonna make an NBA roster unless he improves his ability to create shots for others and his 3pt shooting consistency. He also needs to continue his dribble with the ball not stop it unless he is shooting or passing. Bravo and continue working on your game Jeremy.

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  10. I didn't see alot of difference between a drafted and an undrafted player. wait ... i mean i didn't see alot of difference between a drafted 1st pick overall and an undrafted, that's what i see. based on the summer league, some ppl say wall is still better than lin. let's put this argument aside bout who's better, cause wall being better than lin is not something to be happy about. it's just normal, cause u r comparing a 1st pick with an undrafted. but if wall is not much much better than lin, then having lin undrafted is a question. by the look of these games, if wall is rightfully a 1st pick, it looks like lin is a 13th-15th pick in the 1st round. check wall's performance against lin. wall had 32 minutes to play, and even though he made 21 points, he earned those from the time he's given not by how good he is. he was shooting 21%, 4/19 for field goal. that's bad. lin only had 16 minutes or so and he had 13 points. and u r saying wall is the best player of 2010 and lin can't even make it to the NBA??? wall is completely overhyped, he's not even better than rose. rose had much better handles, body control, speed, shots, defense. rose got to the champ game in 2008 even though he lost, but wall couldn't even get to the final 8. lin is obviously underrated. and the guy from china called sun yue. lin is so much better than him, and sun yue was drafted.

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  11. Jeremy Highlights from the game with John Wall.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvkXmMcGfLo

    The kid was really impressive. I will definitely keep an eye out for him. He will eventually get picked up in NBA. Chris Webber, one of the commentators had nothing but great things to say about him during the game.

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  12. Lin will improve, take instruction, and continue to grow. He just needs a break and Summer League is it. Everyone's getting overly excited and comparing him like he's gonna be a starting all-star in the NBA. He's under a good amount of pressure. I'd be happy to see him get signed. He's a prospect that hasn't gotten any respect since CIF days. It's been a slow, uphill battle. People should chill and just enjoy the show. Blessings.

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  13. And by the way... He'll shine.

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  14. Jeremy Lin is only getting about 15 minutes a game, but is clearly one of the most productive per-minute players on the Mavericks summer team for scoring, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks. He's shooting over 50% from the field, and over 60% from 3-point land.

    Even though he showed he can hold his own (if not dominate) against the #1 overall draft pick John Wall, he still has a TON of potential to grow, and the sky's the limit for him. He is learning more every single game.

    For those naysayers pointing out the turnovers, those will cut down the more experience he gets. Also, John Wall had 8 turnovers for 2 straight games leading up to the Mavericks matchup, for some perspective.

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  15. Great game by Lin. Supposedly three teams are now interested in him: Mavs, Lakers and an undisclosed Eastern Conference team. Jeremy should go with the Lakers, as he'd excel in the triangle offense.

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  16. jeremey lin played well, and his aggressive style is unlike any other asian player in the nba. He takes an average point guard measurables and quickness with a mind that has been trained to push the limits of his physical abilities. He will learn more and more and his mind is his weapon. Think of how steve nash has grown in the nba, and that is the way I would project lin

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  17. As a Laker season ticket holder, we need a future point guard. I would love to have this guy!

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  18. WOW! I didn't believe it until I saw his video clip. He played well and shows that he can ball. He's got great awareness and got a little shake and bake. Overall, he played well in the game and showed promising skills that will help out a team. I wonder who's going to sign him. Keep up the good work Jeremy! Give the people what they want. Wish you the best of luck.

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  19. I hope he doesn't go to the Lakers, he won't see any playing time. Jackson hates rookies!!
    Dallas might be a better fit, he can learn from Kidd.
    What about Miami? They need a back up point guard.

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  20. I hope Lin goes to the Lakers for the following reasons:
    a) I'm a Lakers fan and I think he's a good player with big potential that we could pick up for a reasonable contract.
    b) Lin is a smart player (Harvard), athletic, big for a PG (6'4 - fits with the triangle), he can move without the ball, he can make a jump shot, he doesn't appear to have a big ego... a lot of great things to say about him.
    c) I think it would be a good opportunity for Lin to go the Lakers to learn from Derek Fisher and Steve Blake, both are PGs in this league that have been underrated for years. They will help Lin get better and make him tougher. Also, there's Phil and Kobe too, both tough on rookies, but if you put in the work, you'll earn their respect.
    d) The marketing opportunities for Lin, if he plays well, would be huge for himself and the Lakers. Plus he's from CA so it would be good for him to be closer to home.
    e) Sign him Mitch!

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