any prediction on how soon JLin will enter the game? looks like Warriors might not win the game tonight.
damnit smart must be hating on lin again. :):):)ntt, where is yo ugly face? oh yeah forgot it got put to the deck and haven't recovered!
Warriors made a comeback. Smart didn't need to put Lin in the game.
Curry scored 29...and allowed Felton (a career 14ppg scorer) to score 35 tonight after he dropped 20 on him last time. LOL. Most Warriors fans will probably think Step had a good game. If Lin can even get to CJ Watson level by season's end, Ws should trade Curry for a dominant center. Monta's the untouchable one.
Both Monta and Steph looked extremely exhausted, and so were the others except Reggie. Smart really overplayed his starters, and paid the price for it in the end. 3 of the 5 starters played over 42 mins, that's not gonna help in closing mins and in the long run. If this was the playoff, then it would be very understandable. But in November? Give me a break. Lots of people on this forum are saying injuries are gonna hurt the team mid-way through, this could be true.For those of you that watch a bit of baseball, a good coach would conserve the starting pitchers and bullpen so a certain level of consistency can be maintained through out the regular season. Well, this is exactly what Smart "isn't" doing.
it's not just playing curry and monta too many minutes it's not getting any defensive stops that's hurting this team. the back court players: monta, curry and williams plays too much alike. they are excellent scorers but none of them can the opposing team's mascot. and none of them can really run the offense while effectively getting other players involved. every other team's point guards are looking like mvp candidates when they face the warrior's guards.
i bet monta makes a deal with other team's guards to not defend each other so they can get lots of points.
interesting blog way back last year even before the draft that seemed to have flew under my radar. most interesting stats are the steals and blocks that has transitioned nicely into the NBA.http://www.goldenstateofmind.com/2009/12/15/1201646/bow-to-the-jeremy-lin-movement-b-o
@ Anonymous 11:24yeah, using your absurd logic, smart hates half the bench. find any quotes of mine where i supposedly disparaged JLin yet? going on week 2 :) ;) :O
why don't you find a quote of mine where i actually said i felt smart hates lin or anyone else on the bench? my comment above was just meant to provok.. ah, PROMOTE healthy discussion.
@anon 11:24: WHY are you trying to start s#it on the internet? There's a phrase that comes to mind: "Arguing on the internet is like running at the special olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded." If you're a troll, GTFO. This is a blog to discuss Jeremy's accomplishments and his success in the NBA. The only thing you're doing is making us JLin fans look like retards. If you don't have anything to contribute (which based on your posts in this thread indicate) move along. Even Jeremy made a light hearted joke about his DNP last night. No one is expecting Jeremy to come in and be the next Michael Jordan overnight. He's still learning. Besides, does it really matter if "smart hates lin"? Smart wants to win and if Jeremy is able to provide his (awesome) services, then Smart will put him in..because Smart's no.1 objective is to win, not to play favorites.
@anon 11:24 and 6:11Agreed with Getittogether and ntt in this thread. If that's all you have to say in this blog, GTFO
clever bunch :)
With D. Lee still out, at Lakers tomorrow, and at Denver on the back-to-back, I expect to see some minutes for Lin and the Warriors to be 7-7 .
When they say smart hates lin they don't necessarily mean personally, but Smart would rather keep it black and also marginalizes asians much like whites do. There is a reason Jeremy Lin did not receive one division I scholarship offer and went undrafted, even Jeremy Lin himself agreed race played a huge factor in that. There was a lot of racial profiling going on and ultimately they did not think he could play.http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-12-16/sports/17130986_1_asian-americans-jeremy-lin-division-ii
While I would agree that race undoubtedly is a factor (probably subconsciously), if Jeremy played the point like Steve Nash during the limited minutes he has gotten, Smart would definitely play him more and in more significant points in the game. But clearly Jeremy hasn't played up to that level yet and until he shows he can play the position with more production, Smart will continue to let him ride the pine.On the ESPN Warriors page, in the Depth chart, Lin is now 2nd at the point with Bell 3rd. He started the season at 3rd, so he has moved up in the eyes of the coach. Of course, I have no idea how that depth chart is created.
i never said smart hates lin. hell, i kinda feel he likes lin. but i'm not going to be those kind of people who would hang a person for thinking it. this goes back to the "don't cheer for lin" crap. if you want to discuss race, every race are out for themselves and theirs.. which i can respect. this is a quality asians lack. they are just out for themselves.. often trying to protect themselves from embarrassment, desperately trying to gain acceptance, or showing other race more respect. low self esteem, low self-worth, and a negative self-image plays a big role in shaping these people's behavior. a behavior that can be witnessed everywhere today, especially in the workplace and social settings, and it's sickening. be proud and loud or just don't be in the way. just because you are embarrassed and you make up some lame excuses about how lin can't hear plays because it's too loud, doesn't mean you have to project your crap on others.
About the depth chart, Lin is the only back-up PG on the team right now. At the beginning of the season, Smart wanted to try Bell at PG but then realized Bell is really a SG.
You are probably right about Bell. I was just going by the chart on ESPN.com that lists Lin as the 2nd Point Guard and Bell as the 3rd: http://espn.go.com/nba/team/depth/_/name/gs/golden-state-warriors
(Kudos to those of you for not taking troll bait and keeping this focused on Lin and basketball. Remember, if you ignore the trolls, they will go away.)Actually, Monta Ellis is the #2 PG =). I know they don't list a player twice in the depth chart, but it would be more accurate if they did. Then Lin's #3 PG, and Bell would be #3 SG.But hey, I'll take a paper victory on a DNP day. =)
Are you saying Smart is not so Smart?