Saturday, November 13, 2010

Game # 10 @ Milwaukee Preview

Where to watch:

5:30pm PST

NBA TV
Comcast Sportsnet (In Bay Area)
atdhe.net (online)

Very big game for the Dubs. With David Lee out, Jeremy Lin will be active for sure. Brandon Wright(he actually has nice chemistry with JLin) needs to step up here. He and Jeremy are in similar situations. BWright needs to get things going before Lou Amundson and Ekpe Udoh come back from injury in a month or so. If not, he will be at the end of the bench. Jeremy needs to show he can be the back up point guard before the February trade deadline. Most likely, Radmonovic and Gadzuric with their expiring contracts will be traded but for what? We have to hope, not a backup point guard because by then, they will have one in JLin.

45 comments:

  1. B-Wright and Lin already have a great chemistry. Their games just complement each other perfectly.

    Also, NBA TV hosts LOVE Jeremy Lin. Probably because they saw him play all through Summer League.

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  2. D.Wright just went 0-4 and this is just less than 2 minutes into the game.. no one has said anything about him being a poor shooter. you just play on.

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  3. Thanks for the link...watching the first half and so far Curry looks out of sync tonight. Just shooting the ball a bit too much and not controlling the tempo or getting the other folks involved. Just 3 assists, and only 2:39 left in the half. It looks to be a difficult night tonight. The Bucks seem to be sharing the ball more and playing with purpose and energy.

    Well, hope to see JLin in there soon...the starters are getting blown away tonight without Lee.

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  4. What the hell...here comes Bell in with Curry doing absolutely nothing tonight. He just got is 4th foul with 2-12 shooting. Would be great to see JLin right now.

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  5. still winnable with 12 points behind entering the 4th quarter...

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  6. Don't get why they put Bell in there when Curry came out. Bell in 12+ minutes = 0 assists. A little more production from the bench, they may have pulled this one off.

    Nice try, but could have put JLin in there for some more bench production.

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  7. Disappointing he didn't get in. How popular is JLin? The TV camera focuses on a Warriors fan in the Bucks crowd. He's wearing...a Lin jersey!
    Everyone keep the faith.

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  8. Steph curry was terrible tonight, no david lee and still a DNP for Lin. Nice going Keith Dumb. Brandan Wright fans should be pissed too. Two great bench players under utilized for the space cadet and Jeff who the frick Adrien? And Charlie Bell makes yet another appearance? ::shakes head::

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  9. Makes some sense as Bell is a veteran who has played for Milwaukee Bucks before. So he probably knows their system and how to defend it. But it makes no sense why JLin would get no minutes, especially when Curry and Ellis were struggling to contain Brandon Jennings.

    This team needed defense and they didn't get it. They needed ball movement and didn't get it. Their starting front line was hammered by the Milwaukee bigs.

    It took and entire 4 quarters for the coach to realize that Jeff Adrien was a better PF than Dan Gadzuric.

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  10. I hate to say this, but after watching the entire preseason and now the first 10 games, I am beginning to wonder if Keith Smart simply dislike him. It's one thing to have a better player out there, but can anyone honestly tell me c
    Charlie Bell is better than JLin? I think he has to have a coach who believes in him, so far it's not Smart.

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  11. Part of me wonders if Smart doesn't put in Lin when Curry is struggling because it would be like benching him for an undrafted rookie. Putting in Bell at least makes it seem more like putting in a veteran presence.

    I am totally biased but I do think putting in Lin in those situations would help them be more competitive and possibly light a fire if a player like Curry isn't focused.

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  12. i really don't what lin has to do to get minutes.

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  13. my theory is that Smart didn't want to put Lin in against Brandon Jennings, who is super quick.

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  14. D-FENSE! CLAP CLAP. D-FENSE! CLAP CLAP.

    No matter how many times you've heard it. Defense wins games. Warriors back-court defense right now is a joke. DO NOT PLAY MONTA + CURRY. That's all I gotta say. D.Rose for MVP.

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  15. you homers are hilarious... relax. the priority for the warriors is not to play jeremy lin, but instead to win ball games and find the best combinations to allow them to do so.

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  16. sure marge, they did a great job on the bucks there buddy!

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  17. We know now that warriors losing big or a blowout will not get Lin into the game. I thought there was a pattern Keith was doing.

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  18. Lol at the homers thinking that Smart hates Lin. He gave Lin 9 minutes against the Bulls. That's almost a whole quarter and Lin in return rewards Smart with a statline of 1 rebound, 1 steal, 0/2 shooting with 0 points.

    9 minutes is an eternity in nba basketball that's more than ample time to show a coach what you've got. Moreover, his +/- numbers were atrocious but to be fair, every Warrior's +/- numbers were bad that night LOL.

    Lin has to start playing better, simple as that. Otherwise he runs the risk of getting cut in his second year.

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  19. this hater (anonymous 12:28 PM) is as dumb as they get. first quarter (chi 34 / gsw 20), final (chi 120 / gsw 90). that should say it all. Derrick Rose (for MVP) out played (in every aspect of the game) the defenseless Curry/Monta in the first. the game was already over. every gsw players played like shit and this guy wants to tell us Lin who only played 6 minutes plus 3 in the final garbage minutes lost the game for Smart. LMFAO at your hater face! the haters got some kind of azn phobia or something.

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  20. LOLL if that's what you got from my post you need reading comprehension lessons.

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  21. Haters are hilarious aren't they? They put so much effort into making themselves look stupid. This guy obviously didn't even watch the Chicago game. And then to be pulling up some irrelevant stats from it just to make an invalid point. Good job!

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  22. you wrote this:
    "this guy wants to tell us Lin who only played 6 minutes plus 3 in the final garbage minutes lost the game for Smart"

    Show me where I've said that. Saying that implies that Smart relies on Lin to win games LOL.

    What you are doing is putting words in my mouth because either you are trying to get on my nerves (which is cute) or you're just not understanding what I'm writing. I'm thinking it's a little bit of both.

    It's ok.

    For the record, Lin did not lose the game for the Warriors. But he did fail to contribute anything in the alloted time that he had. It doesn't hurt the team because like you've already pointed out, "every GS player played like shit," but it does fail to earn a coach's trust.

    I wouldn't have even said anything until someone mentioned that Smart must hate Lin, which is why he's not playing him.

    That's just not true.

    How about you. Do you think Smart is not playing Lin because he hates him?

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  23. "Show me where I've said that. Saying that implies that Smart relies on Lin to win games LOL."


    you just "LOL" at your own face. proof is in your own words. in your first attempt you said, "priority for the warriors is not to play jeremy lin, but instead to win ball games", then you said, "Lin in return rewards Smart with a statline of...".

    hmm, if his priority is to win ball games and then he puts Lin in.. can you do the math? hell, it's your own words.

    i'm not even going to read the rest of your garbage...

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  24. Lin was put in the game to basically pass the ball other players. That was the game plan, to move the ball and play some defense. He was not meant to score. Thus he only attempted 2 shots.

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  25. Dude, you really really need reading comprehension skills.

    For the record, that original poster was not me.

    But I do agree that the priority to win games.

    But saying that is not the same as Lin costing the Warriors the game. He is far too insignificant a piece to affect the balance of the game like that.

    If you can't understand that, then I don't think we can continue the discussion cuz we will just go around in circles.



    And to Blackie Chan, yea he is not meant to score but he hasn't brought much else to the table thus far either. His best game so far was the 5 steals he had against the Lakers.

    For the record, I think what is hurting his playing time is not his inability to score but his inability to handle the ball under defensive pressure. He's getting better at it but it seems whenever the pressure is raised just a little bit he commits a turnover.

    And it's happen against teams that are not really known for their defense, ej. the Raptors and the Knicks. That's worrisome.

    I don't remember him coughing the ball up under pressure against the bulls though. He almost did though, when Derrick Rose decided to get a little feisty that one time, but Jeremy redeemed himself and beat Rose to the ball, and got the ball to Monta for that layup. I dunno if you remember the play...

    It was a nice play. Jeremy turned a broken play into 2 points with hustle but hustling isn't enough the team has to count on the pg not turning the ball over under pressure. He has to be steadier with his ballhandling.

    He has to get his teammates into their sets quicker. I don't know if you guys are noticing but the offense slows down when Jeremy runs the point. And Jeremy is still telegraphing his passes (remember that Keith Bogans steal?)

    And he can't blow open layups. He's still playing nervous.

    He still has a lot to learn.

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  26. There are often people who is envious of one's success. Just ignore it. JLin is living out his dream and most of us are happy for him. I feel sorry for those petty minority who think by throwing some spitballs from the sideline is going to make themselves feel more important, but in reality there are simply better things to do .

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  27. Why does people automatically think that I'm trying to tear Jeremy down?

    The point of my original post was in response to those who were saying that Smart has a vendetta against Lin.

    There's just no factual basis in that.

    But there is factual basis in that, Lin is simply just not ready to be given more minutes.

    I am not arguing that he can't improve. But don't cry if Lin racks up DNP-CD's.

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  28. Guys, Guys! Let's all get along here. We want to see Jlin play and we hope he plays well. It's easy to know which games he has played well and which ones he has not... watch the game, check the flow, check the plus, minus, see what he does. I think its fair to say that jlin does better when he plays with the second team than with the first team. I honestly think this is because, if you are a true point guard which jeremy is, monta and curry are not that easy to play with because of their necessity to command the ball and put the ball on the deck to create shots. When Jlin and curry, or jlin and monta are on the floor, who's the point guard? who gets the outlet? Sometimes curry, sometimes jlin, sometimes monta. I think for some point guards this style is not that easy and affects their flow. And, I think this affects jlin. When jlin is with the second team, he's more in command... more likely to feel like the general than the second in command or co-commander. Curry and Monta do this well because they are point scorers which jlin is not. I think it's a mistake to play these guys together and hopefully Smart will recognize this and simply use jeremy as a sub with a group of players -- suggestions include biedrins, lee, the wright brothers, and reggie -- who are out there primarily to maintain the lead or extend the lead by creating points off of turnovers and rebounds where jlin can lead the team in the open floor... something he has shown himself to be particularly adept at. then bring back in monta and curry for the heavy minutes. jlin should have a limited number of minutes per quarter or half, the focus should be on defense, high energy, and creating some scoring opps for his teammates particularly in transition. To ask more of jlin at this point is I believe asking too much. A 13 ppg IVY league scorer is not going to walk into the NBA and start pouring in points. And, I'll add, I don't think Smart or Monta likes him. I mean, why would they? Smart has to deal with finding playing time for an NBA walk-on? (I mean, let's face facts, jlin was picked up by the owner.) Monta hears the cheers for Jlin and asks... where's my love?

    anyway, let's all keep hoping that Smart has the patience to find the right niche for Jlin to succeed while the warriors heavy guns (monta, curry) carry the load at the guard spot. The real problem with this club is that they've got no real high level players at the 3-5 position, and that doesn't help much when curry and monta head off the floor and jlin checks in.

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  29. So can people see now why we need names instead of just using "Anonymous"? It will prevent a lot of confusion and can only improve the flow of these discussions (which I'm loving btw!). It's not that hard people, just pick a name, number, whatever and just stick to it!

    And I don't see any haters here, at least in this thread anyway. Just a strong opinionated poster and many reactionary responses though. I know everyone is feeling frustrated but please let's not turn on each other!

    The Chicago game is not the best example to use because like many have mentioned, all the Warriors sucked that night. Wouldn't you say though that most of the games that Jeremy does play he contributes more than his fellow benchmates? Yet they get way more consistent playing time than Lin? You say that he's lowest on the totem pole and Smart needs to play the veteran or higher up bench players first. But if they're playing poorly then what difference does it really make? Can you really say that they're playing that much better than Lin? If Smart is interested in winning games and if Lin is the most effective (or efficient) bench player, then by that logic he should play Lin more. Sure, he's a bit shaky right now but that's only because he doesn't have enough experience. And he can't get experience without getting more playing time (and I'm talking about real minutes not just 2 minute spurts where he can barely get into a rhythm). Chicken or egg type scenario. Meanwhile, these veterans who have plenty of experience but still producing low numbers are getting much more playing time. Doesn't make sense. That's why people here are so annoyed.

    Even if Lin presumably slows down the offense, that's not necessarily a bad thing. This also slows down the opposing team as well. I see Lin as a "cooler" type player. He comes in and disrupts the momentum of the other team. He makes defensive plays that cools the opposing team's hot streak and allows the Warriors to catch up (again, Chicago game is a bad example!). If Smart can use Lin to this effect, this will be a good tool for the Warriors especially on road games where he can take the home crowd out of the game.

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  30. Could be that Charlie Bell's PT is because he came from the Bucks. It will be interesting to see how much time Jeremy gets Monday night.

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  31. warriors fans are delusional. this is a rebuilding year. you are not going to the playoffs. i repeat, you are NOT GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS. so, as good as they think their "Big 3's" are, these guys are not going to take you to the playoffs. these guys are pieces that do not fit well together. neither monta nor curry can pass. neither can play a lick of defense. there are absolutely no pick in roll happening either. stop wishing. and whining about the new guys trying to get started. jlin, udoh, and adrien great defenders and are part of the plan for the future, so smart needs to develop these guys. he needs to work them in the system along with the Big 3's and he needs to make people play as a team, not one-on-one crap. i'm looking at you monta!

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  32. I'm in the poster who initially called all of you homers. first off, i'm taiwanese american. second, it is hilarious watching you homers claim that the coach somehow hates jlin, despite the fact the season is early, despite the fact that smart has welcomed lin to the team, and that the priority for the warriors is to WIN while the are still in contention. his priority is not to find any possible way to play jlin. get that through your heads. jlin has a lot to learn, and he will in time. he has shown he can play, but again, he is a rookie, and they have stated in the past they are bringing jlin along with babysteps. you fangirls crack me up... now, relax kids.

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  33. use a name, don't hide behind anonymous when you post.

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  34. she's fangirl.

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  35. hey i'm taiwanese-american too and i think you are full of bs! the warriors are NOT in contention for anything. get real.

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  36. Come on Smart. I know you're at home, but you're already up 30! Put Lin in for some minutes. This is the perfect time to develop your young guys.

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  37. @ little mikey, does it matter if i use a name or post as anonymous? my points still stand. try harder.

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  38. @ anonymous 8:41pm. sure they are, warriors are currently in contention. now, the team and players have an obligation to the owner and fans to make do whatever they can to make it to the playoffs. playing jlin at every opportunity like some of you fangirls are crying about makes no sense at the present time. jlin will get to that point eventually. in the meantime, stfu, relax, and enjoy the ride.

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  39. God. Put Lin (and Adrien and B-Wright in). Warriors desperately need some energy, and they're still up 18 so why not? Curry and Ellis both have 4 fouls midway through the 3rd. Neither can play any defense whatsoever. Ellis was scorching from the field, but cooled off.

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  40. Alright, Lin is in!

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  41. haha, if he made that 3, oracle would've exploded

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  42. damn, wish lin played more aggressively...one nice drive and steal...but he can't create offense...probably done for the night

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  43. lol, you come in here, pretend you are asian, rag on Lin and tell people in here to "stfu"? good job

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  44. @anonymous 10:17pm, i have never once ragged or disparaged jeremy lin in any shape or form. for you to suggest otherwise is a blatant lie. in fact, i have only praised lin, and acknowledged he does indeed have skill. reading comprehension has failed you. fangirls like you who can't accept the basic fact lin is a rookie and has not been worked into the system yet (and hence the limited playing time and DNPs) need to grow a brain. try harder, kid.

    -- from a taiwanese american. now stfu again.

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