Monday, July 19, 2010

Still Waiting.....

We haven't heard yet where JLin will sign but here are some thoughts:

It doesn't matter where Jeremy goes, it will be huge for Asian Americans and all of his fans and supporters. I predict his jersey will be among the top 5 in sales this coming year.

Once we find out where he is going, we'll celebrate and analyze his situation on that team.

Finally, there are more teams coming into the mix. Even though it was a travesty he wasn't drafted, it looks like it will work out for the best!

Here comes the final count down!

Los Angeles Lakers?

Dallas Mavericks?

Miami Heat?

Golden State Warriors?

New York Knicks?

Where will the Legend of Jeremy Lin begin?

31 comments:

  1. Come to Warriors, please.

    p.s. First!

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  2. > I predict his jersey will be among the top 5 in sales this coming year.

    Count me in. I will buy 10.

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  3. i hope he goes to the heat! God speed!

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  4. i hope he goes to lakers. i wrote about this on my blog:
    http://theromayoproject.blogspot.com/2010/07/so-writing-this-with-big-headache-thus.html

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  5. I'm dying for him to stay with the Mavs. They were the ones who brought him in to summer league, I hope he sticks with them.

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  6. I hope he doesn't stick with the Mavs because he would be playing behind the lines of Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Roddy, and JJ Barea. That would not give him enough chances to showcase more of his talents which would not allow him to play more mins. The Heats would also be a bad place for Lin. Lets be honest, 3 superstar players don't really need a rookie point guard like Lin. Also they have chalmers who is more experience than Lin and not to mention, Dwayne Wade would play like 40 mins per game unless it is a blowout. Lakers would have to be the best choice because he would be a third string instead of a 5th string for the Mavs. Plus Fisher is getting old where he might have to retire one day and Jeremy can get more chances to enter the spotlight. I am pretty sure he can outplay Sasha so that is why I am considering Jeremy as the third string of PG of the LA Lakers.

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  7. Would love to see him with the Mavs. Kidd would be a fantastic mentor for Jeremy. Go make us Asian ballers proud!

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  8. he will go to the Warriors... the new owner of the dubs have already confirmed interest. win win for Jeremy and the Bay!

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  9. He will back-up Kidd on the Mavs for a year while learning from one of the best to play the game. Then he will start in 2 years while Kidd backs him up and he leads our Mavs to the promised land! I will then reward him handsomely for his loyalty to Dallas with a statute outside the American Airlines Center.

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  10. his jersey sales is not gonna be top 5, we're only like 5% of the US population.

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  11. well i'm going to be buying at least 20 jerseys, 1 for my mom, 1 for my sis, 1 for my dad, and 17 for myself. so that should make up for the 5% population problem

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  12. Knicks Jeremy!.. Felton on a two year deal.. with nothing behind him, nothing at the 2 either. Playing time Jeremy.. in a wide open offense that makes PG's look good. We want you in NY.

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  13. Go to the Warriors. Will be a asian icon in the bay area. Will sell tickets faster than fried rice and wontons. Has herk and jerk moves like steve nash.

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  14. Prediction: Jeremy will become PG of future of the Los Angeles Lakers. Makes most sense. He won a State championship in California. Lakers are two-time defending champions & need pg: perfect match. Get it done Jeremy.

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  15. Jeremy to the Lakers!!!!!

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  16. Top sales due to asian americans and asians outside of the US (i.e. China).

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  17. Warriors just moved CJ Watson for a 2011 second round pick due to not wanting to pay $3million a year for his contract. Sounds like a perfect opening for them to sign Lin for cheap especially having the hometown connection.

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  18. I can bear him going any team other than the heat.

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  19. Here is a December 2009 article about Lin, from a SF-Bay magazine:
    http://www.hyphenmagazine.com/blog/2009/12/basketball-extraordinaire-jere.html

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  20. A basketball fan in Atlanta who's suddenly turned into a big Jeremy Lin fan. I suspect the Hawks are not the Eastern Conference team in play, but man do the Hawks need more basketball IQ at the point (and in general).

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  21. Jeremy-

    ANY team would be better than the Lakers or the Heat. Nobody likes L.A. or Miami besides people in L.A. or Miami.

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  22. I think Jeremy would be a big hit as a Los Angeles Lakers! Ok, he may not get paid the most but he will have a lot of TV time. The Lakers has the ESPN, ABC, TNT contracts to televise a lot of their games. He will get a lot of exposure. He will get his name out and possibly land himself in some commercials or even overseas asian commercials if he does very well. Who says nobody likes the Lakers. The Lakers are the most watched NBA team. As a business venture and a competitor to win. He should choose to be a LAKER and come to Hollywood.

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  23. Open letter to Jeremy LinJuly 20, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    I know one thing, J. Lin is a straigt up gym rat whatever team gets him is going to find that out real quick & love everything about him... Imagine J. Lin going to the Lakers... Kobe Bryant is known as the king in the Asian community, but he might have share some of the marketable title & money with J. Lin. Lin's game has star potential it is not for just to make a team, he is not Josh Powell. He'll learn & soak up everything from Derek, & Kobe including most importantly footwork & a consistant jump shot. Lin's ceiling of improvement & greatness is high as hell... I will say Great Job to Jeremy Lin after he's put in 14+ years

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  24. Go to the Mavs, Jeremy!!

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  25. The Warriors are the best fit for Jeremy Lin

    Sure, in LA he would have great vets like Fisher and Kobe to guide him through his NBA career, but they already have Fish, Blake, and Sasha so I don't see Lin getting many minutes to really grow and flourish.

    The Warriors, though very young, are on the route for improvement (save for injuries at least) with their recent changes in roster. Also, they just released CJ to the Bulls leaving no back-up for Stephen Curry at the moment, which would give Lin solid minutes to back up the ROY Runner-Up. He also likes to run (if you hadn't noticed from his summer league showings) and would translate well in the Warriors' run-and-gun system. Plus, it's close to home for him which could count for something.

    But then again I'm a Warrior homer and the Lakers are one of my least favorite teams. I'd just be happy to see him play in the NBA as a rep for asian-americans. Also watching an interview he had during the summer league, he really wants to do great things for the community with his NBA status. We need more guys like that

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  26. J. Lin is a leader, not a follower. He led his high school team to a state championship, and he led Harvard as it turned it's program around. He doesn't have to ride anyone's coattails in this league.
    In Dallas, he could help lead the Mavericks to their first-ever franchise title. Now that would be a true accomplishment... unlike riding the bench in L.A. where Kobe will always be king.

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  27. With the Knicks and Golden State, I see him possibly getting more playing time and if he wants to shine out more, then that's the place for him to go.

    And in the Mavs, he'd be riding bench too, Dominique Jones would be the number 1 G prospect since he was a first round pick and he's already signed onto their roster

    BUT since the Heat looks like the team with the highest chance on winning a ring, and to play in the playoffs is such a difference from playing in the regular season, I think Lin would get the whole experience not to mention playing with 3 high quality players also is a great learning experience therefore making him more valuable in the near future.

    Sure Lakers got that too...but seriously with Brown, Fisher, Vujacic, and Blake, would Lin get any playing time? Putting Lin in the Lakers would be like buying a good suit and burning it; a waste.

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  28. There are plenty of us here in Canada who hope the Raptors are the Eastern Conference team in play for Jeremy.

    One of Calderon(likely) or Jack is bound to be traded this off-season, and Banks is a valuable expiring who will be shed before the deadline.

    We are in full rebuild mode, and would definitely be all over a high-IQ, high-character player like Jeremy.

    Moreover, there's a lot in it for Jeremy:

    Jay Triano is quite possibly the single person most responsible for developing Steve Nash into the player he is today. The parallels in both Jeremy's and Steve's game and personality are evident. Triano would definitely develop Jeremy to his fullest potential.

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  29. Going to Warriors it seems. Wherever he goes, he has my support. First American Born Chinese/Taiwanese. Whoo.

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  30. Nice, I called it after the CJ Watson news at 3:15PM! Exciting time to watch the Warriors this year.

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  31. turns out jeremy lin is just a piece of crap.
    no wonder he was undrafted, good job scouts...

    he only got in nba by fluke. had a few strong summer games but diddn't mean anything vs inferior talents.

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