Sunday, October 10, 2010
Jeremy Lin Roller Coaster Ride Preseason Game #2
If you're Jeremy Lin or a fan of his, get used to being on a roller coaster ride. From the high of his mop up time performance Friday night, to a very disheartening 1 minute stint against the Kings tonight, this is just the beginning of a long journey with many ups and downs. I'm not sure what the thinking was in putting JLin in with just about 5 minutes left in the game. Maybe it was the crowds chants of "Jeremy", "Jeremy", "Jeremy". However, after a little over 1 minute and two turnovers, back to the bench he went. It would seem to me that putting him in the rotation, instead of garbage time, would be a good way to see where he is at. It worked well with Jeff Adrian, who looked like he earned himself a spot on the 15 man roster with his rebounding and defense tonight. Then again, point guard is the toughest position to pick up and it may be that the coaches feel he is just not ready for prime time yet. We will see.