This is ridiculous. what the hell do they expect from him in two minutes? Why bother even putting him in? At least give him some decent minutes during the preseason. I feel like they are just trying to pacify the fans with Lin's appearances.
Should have sign with the Lakers. At least Jeremy could have bench warmed for a championship team Warriors suck. Go Jeremy! Stay positive.
It was a little crazy that Lin got some loud cheers when he came in the game, even though it was in Sacramento. I'm sure some were Warriors fans who traveled, but I'm sure a lot were from Sacramento area too.
Okay I'm going to get to the bottom line. Either the Lakers, Heat, or Celtics are going to win the title. One of you teams not named those three pick up Lin and give him at least back up playing time. There are lots of Asian American basketball fans and they got money. Sure Lin's dribble is a little high but watch his youtube videos of him. He's a slasher with an NBA game. I dare say if he gets 40mins a night he'd go at least 18ppg 5apg 4rpg as a a combo guard. If he had decent players with him like himself they'd make the playoffs too. Get a clue Smart no one is paying to see Aaron Miles play. So any team get Lin give him good minutes and i will buy his jersey and pay to watch him play.
Guys, I support Jeremy as much as anyone, but we should get realistic here. Keith Smart's first priority is to get the team to gel. He's trying to run a new system and so understandably, he wants to get starters minutes. As for backup minutes, I'm not sure why Jeremy isn't playing at least a few minutes. However, we are not the ones at practice. Jeremy's got to show it at practice. If he's been struggling at practice, he's not likely to get playing time. However, there are a few more preseason games to go. Things to consider as well....Jeremy's name is attached to Asian Heritage Night...AND there might be a chance they send him to the "D-League" so he can play consistently. Not ideal but the Warriors would still own his rights.
If Jeremy Lin is bringing a dedicated fan base, you best put my man on the team.
Smart is pulling the Chinese Exclusion Act on Jeremy. Just let the kid play!
Smart reminds me of the college scouts who looked past Jeremy. He's just another coach Jeremy has to prove wrong.
I'd love to watch the remaining preseason games. Anyone know how?
Honestly, I would rather see Lin get quality minutes and experience in the D-League rather than riding the bench and only getting an occasional minute during garbage time.1. It would benefit him more in the long run.2. It would save me money not having to buy tickets just to hope that he may get a minute of garbage time.
I'm pulling the race card!!! j/k
NBA Basketball is about entertainment. Who does the audience pay to see play? Bell (5%), Miles (5%), Lin (90%), or 2%/2%/96%. Can they hear? -- although I would lower the noise level, until AFTER Lin makes the big play. Let him focus on his game, and not have his thoughts drowned out by overwhelming noise level. Coaches need to give the kid playing time, while playing alongside quality players to distribute the ball to.
You seriously think that by sending Jeremy to the D-League will give him more playing time?! Is the coach in the D-league better than the Keith Smart of the world? Here is what going to happen if Jeremy goes to the D-league: No pressure from fans to play him so he will sit on the pine playing 2 minutes a game until they let him go. Don't whimp out, keep the pressure to get Jeremy Lin on the roster. He has the talent otherwise we would not be supporting him so much.
why the hell does Aaron Miles gets to play major minutes over Lin, lets hope its because coach wants to get a closer look at Miles before cutting him...
Letter to Keith Smart:Dear Coach Smart,No matter what you do this year, your record will be 26 wins and 56 losses just like last year. Your bosses have not made any significant move to make your team better unless you count David Lee who helped the knicks to a 29 win season last year. You got it tough this year being a new coach, with new bosses and trying to completely change how the team plays. However, if you play Jeremy Lin 15 minutes a game, you will get the support of very dedicated fans from the bay area and a small island in east asia. Dedicated fans are loyal to those who take care of them and we will make sure to take care of you so that you can continue to stay on the team and play Jeremy Lin.If you do play Jeremy Lin and you ever visit that small island in east asia (A.K.A Bad Boys of the East for its reputation of nightly mooning a billion people across the Taiwan Straight) you will be sure to experience great hospitality. For example, a night out may consist of eating grilled squid on a stick (aka Squidsicle) followed by a delightful foot massage where your last faint screams of dignity float into a distant pasture in Hualien disrupting a little kid practicing his hook shot.I hope the greatest success to you and hope for you to be a guest of the Jeremy Fan Club.Bashfully yours,Hippopanonymous
Is this site for Taiwanese nationalists or something? Throwing a fit over the playing time of a guy who is probably going to be the 13-15th man on the bench *at best* is ridiculous. Get over it.
He's a rookie, relax people.
Won't be a rookie if he does not make the roster. Being a 15th man is better than not being on a team. If he is on the team it gives hope to everybody who has ever been denied a chance to play just because nobody gave him a chance. This could be a great first step to give the next great player a chance to shine in the future. Ridiculous is when someone should be on a team and denied because of doubters.
And sorry, people with a little bit of guts and stand up for something don't get over it.
Dear Anonymous,I apologize for implying Taiwanese Nationality. I am just trying to say that a portion of the Jeremy Lin Fan club is Taiwanese and that Taiwanese people despite our small population has a very strong fighting spirit as indicated by the dispute between Taiwan and China. I hope that you will remain a Jeremy Lin fan and do not take offense. The Jeremy Lin fan club needs all the support we can get.Bashfully yours,Hippoanonymous
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I guess on his blog site Chris Cohan loves giving long (oral)tory but nobody wants it because nobody comments on his blog. Looks like he wants to post a comment here so he can get people to his website so he can disseminate some more because he is very free and willing.
CC is dying out. We took over. We agree with you that in the NBA, winning basketball is all about traffic to websites and maximum profit. That's why we signed this ticket- and jersey-sales gimmick Jeremy Lin and will lock players out next year until they give us more of the oney we exploit them for. Well said, Anonymous.
Team comes first. I'm sure Jeremy Lin himself would agree. Giving playing time to a rookie in the beginning of the season is not always in the best interest of the team, even if all the fans want to see it.