too bad so sad. he was just terrible.Good for Jeremy though.
Miles waived does not solve Jeremy's assit/turnover ratio which is 1. Excellent is above 3 in NBA pg, acceptable is about 2. This issue needs fixed urgently, if staying in NBA is the goal.
Curry's ratio is around 1 also. So what is the roster size supposed to be for the regular season? 15? 14?
15 max allowed with 12 active. Right now, JL is a 10th-12th man. Which is fine. He'll get used to he pace and earn the official backup PG job by midseason, if not way earlier. Also, JL has played SG as well this preaseason, so he might get some early minutes there, too.
With Miles cut, Lin will not only get minutes versus the Lakers (televised games), but he could get SERIOUS PT. Don't be surprised if he gets 20 mpg in one of the games.
Aaron Miles proved he can play PG. There are many NBA teams that need an experienced backup. The Raptors, Grizzlies, or Clippers might pick him up.
To "Aaron Miles proved he can play PG." Seriously man? What NBA games have you been watching? You average 15 mins with an average 4 points along with 2 assists per game is not proving that he can play the point guard position.
I mean, I wish the guy luck, but he's had plenty of chances by now. He played for Kansas and was already in (and out of) the NBA once before. Even if you're Lin "hater," he's still young and an unknown commodity at this point. Lin should be getting minutes or else you should bring in Earl Watson or something.
Curry' a/t : 1.49_career, 1.10_10/11preseason which is below NBA average;but he compensates it with excellent shooting skill like his Dad. Top PG'S like Paul,Rondo,Deron,Nash... have ratio above 3, next PG territory like Rose,Harris,Dragic,Wall have ratio above 2.Nothing would lose coach's trust quicker than 2 turunovers in a minute;MattSeinmetz would jump on the oppertunity to tell the world which would, in turn, shorten your NBA career.
Lin needs to practice shooting the ball, so defenders don't step back to anticipate his drive to the basket. He also needs to do a better job passing out of double teams. It's not so easy to split a double team at an NBA level. He needs to stop driving into a crowd of defenders and passing out too late. Pass the ball right before the triple team arrives.Even the best PG's like Nash, Rondo, Deron use screens to get to the lane. This is something Jeremy can be good at.
NBA game is switching to smaller faster point guards ala Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Nate Robinson, Aaron Brooks. They run the floor faster and they produce more steals on the defensive side. Warriors could use a player who can keep up with the small quicks. Maybe JLin can move over to shooting guard where he seems to be more productive.
If you ask me, Lin has not been given a sufficient chance yet. Perhaps they wanted to really give Aaron Miles a really good look before waiving him again. I think Aaron has been trying to crack the NBA since 2005. The way I figure it, since Jeremy has a guaranteed contract, they know they will get plenty of chances to guage his play this season so they made him sit so that they could give Aaron a real good final look. Jeremy definitely has the Bay Area fans in his favor which helped him sign a contract (I think he was good enough even if he didn't have this in his favor), but he's a real talent. As a former HS Asian PG myself (5'7", and turned down a very small-school scholarship - hehehe, sorry for the not-so-subtle boast but hey, that is why I am pulling so much for Jeremy), I think I can evaluate talent pretty well and I will say that this guy has the pieces. Based on his raw talent and his reported basketball IQ, and work ethic, I believe he can establish himself in the regular rotation of many teams, if not most. The key for him is to be able to adapt, which means changing his game some and adding new dimensions. He's playing ball full time now, so he has the time to evalutate his game and tailor it to adapt to the NBA level. Being a big fan, I hope he can become one of the top guards in the league, but that is just a wish, not a real prediction. Every minority group could use a star they can be proud of, especially the AA's of this country. Good luck Jeremy.
This was expected. I saw Jeremy Lin in one game, and he's like a deer in headlights right now. He just needs to get adjusted to the speed of the NBA. I like how he's aggressive and attacks the basket too. But he's really got to work on his handles and his shot. He doesn't seems to have great handles, mostly dribbling w/ his left. Needs some kind of crossover. Also, he needs to developer a quick off the dribble shot. He seems to need too much time to get that shot up. What works in Harvard doesn't work in the NBA.
oops, I meant he mostly dribbles with his RIGHT, and needs to develop his left.
I think the game is a little too quick for hime right now. Not because he is not able to compete, but I think he might be pressing. Combine that with nerves, it's not pretty. I just watched his two minutes vs. the Lakers and he looked like a freshmen among men. I know he will turn the corner. It takes a lot to be the first baller of any race. He really broke through a lot of stereo types, subtle and obvious ones. The obvious one was the stereo type that Asians can't ball, and so he was over looked by all D1 schools, unbelievable. But he was talented enough to over come that. I hope he can really learn and progress from the pine, fast!
Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.