Sunday, November 21, 2010

Game #13 @ LA Lakers JLin - 18 Minutes

18 minutes
13 points
4-9 fg-fga
5-5 ft-fta
3 reb
2 assists
2 steals
+6 plus/minus

Next Game:

vs. Denver Monday 11-22 7:30pm PST

Very nice game for Jeremy with his first double figure game of his career. As I expected, with the Warriors getting blown out, JLin got some garbage minutes. He played well but only hit one jumper. As usual, Jeremy got to the basket frequently, blowing by Sasha and Steve Blake. He finished nicely at the basket even getting an and 1. Defensively, he looked very solid again. With 2 steals, I believe he is still leading the NBA in steals per 48 minutes. His shooting percentage is up to 35%. Don't worry, he will be fine here. His shot is not pretty but he is a better shooter than JKidd. I know that is not saying much but he will be fine, especially the way he gets to the hoop.

Let's hope that this can translate to some meaningful minutes tomorrow or in the up coming games. I'm not sure it will.

Also, I'll try to link to any official NBA JLin highlights I can find. Remember, the NBA is very strict with copyright infringement.

53 comments:

  1. Nicee. It's cool to see Jlin develop and improve in the league. He's finally out of the slump of shooting 11%.
    I really do think this will translate into more meaningful minutes in upcoming games.
    Honestly though, Warriors don't stand a chance against many teams without David Lee and the bench: Louis Amundson and Ekpe Udoh. So.. .maybe more garbage time?? (I'm a Warriors fan, don't hate, I still believe, hehe, just being honest)
    But yea, Shannon Brown first got popularity using garbage minutes when he had that monster block against Atlanta.
    Now that Jeremy shows that he is more reliable on the offensive end using these garbage minutes, it should definitely translate to more minutes. Let's hope so, go Jlin!

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  2. He is not a better shooter than Jason Kidd, at least not yet.

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  3. def not better shooter than jkidd

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  4. Yea, Jason Kidd is definitely a better shooter. He's stepped up his 3 point shooting especially since going to Dallas.

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  5. Well, he's better NOW. But not when he was a rookie like JL.

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  6. Well, Jeremy Lin isn't half as good NOW as Jason Kidd when he was a rookie. I don't think you've watched Jason Kidd, especially if you're trying to compare his rookie year to Jeremy Lin.

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  7. both lin and kidd stink at j's. but lin have room to improve in that department. lin is a genius on the defensive end and more athletic than kidd. lin also excel over other point guards in steals, blocks and attacking the lane. kidd on the other hand is a genius with his passing. he can control the offense and get everybody involved. a pure point guard who can also rebound.

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  8. I followed JKidd since he was a freshman at St. Joe's. Jason shot .385 from the field .272 from 3 and .678 from the line his rookie season in Dallas. Of course, he won't be close to JKidd's minutes but JLin will have better percentages than those for his rookie season. Mark that down right now.

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  9. Having a good jumpshot coach will change shooting percentages very quickly. Channing Frye went from shooting 16.7% from 3 point range for NY in '06-'07 to 42% currently for Phoenix.
    JLin has never had a high level of coaching on his game. His dad, who had no basketball experience whatsoever except watching TV games, was his instructor when he was growing up. He went to Palo Alto High, not a baskeball powerhouse.
    At Harvard, the coaching and training staff were subpar.
    Yes, he's behind the NBA point guard curve compared to Stephen Curry ... but remember, Stephen's dad is former NBA legend Dell Curry. Big difference in backgrounds.

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  10. Even if Lin had better "shooting" percentages than JKidd at the end of the season, what does that prove? LMAO. Jose Barea had better shooting percentages than Jason Kidd. Would you take Jose Barea over Jason Kidd their rookie seasons?

    Jason Kidd = Rookie of the Year

    Jeremy Lin = barely getting any consistent minutes off the bench

    Fanboy statements comparing Jeremy Lin to a great PG like Kidd is just laughable. Might as well say Lin is better than Derrick Rose and John Wall combined.

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  11. No one's saying JL is better than Kidd, dolt. He's just saying you can be a good (even great player) and struggle with your shooting as a rookie. Your attempts to troll are laughable.

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  12. Also:

    Jason Kidd = Rookie of the Year

    Jeremy Lin = barely getting any consistent minutes off the bench

    Steve Nash = barely got any consistent minutes off the bench as a rookie

    So nice argument, there! You clearly did not go to Harvard like Lin, lol. I love dealing with JL trolls -- dumbest people on the planet. After Palin supporters, anyway.

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  13. saddest trolling attempt ever. FAIL!

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  14. stupid, NO ONE is better than d.rose

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  15. To all you J.Lin Fans out there, the below stat lines are an excerpt from NBA.com's 2010-11 steals leaders board. I HOPE Mr. Smart reads this. As you will notice and by freak coincidence, J.Lin is exactly 1 spot down from Mr. Kidd himself. Looks like J.Lin is in very good company right. Also, the website projects that if he were to average 48 MPG, he would average a whooping 8.1 steals PG. NO ONE is even close to this #, not even John Wall or Chris Paul and they play way more minutes. J.Lin is definitely shining in one area of his game and look at who's around him- all-star, nba champion caliber players. BTW, J.Kidd and J.Lin have more in common outside of their first initials and unstable jumper and I'd say with confidence that the overall picture is positive. Remember, J.Kidd led his previous teams to the playoffs and several finals not based on his offense. He only needed to score if that's what the team needed. His focus is on running the team not scoring. J.Lin has the leadership abilities to run a team and he just needs the opportunities like he was given at the Staples Center. The GSW are going thru a rough patch but it's a blessing in disguise for J.LIn and he should milk the opportunity- show the world he can be an asset. He's the Ichiro of the NBA- both excel at steals. Smart should give him more minutes based on his defensive prowess along. Most people get it wrong- they give too much weight to offense. Defense is first and foremost. GSW already have scorers so J.Lin will get his chance and he can do well. His jump shot looks much better than J.Kidd's btw. He's Harvard educated and brought up by brilliant parents so his mind is perfect for soaking up any plays in your book and executing them. He's got brains and the body and skills to be a great pt guard- all the ingredients are there. He doesn't need to be flashy or a high flying dunker (2 pts is 2 pts). All he needs is his coach and his staff to continue talking to him during games (this is a good thing- he's learning hands-on during the game) and giving him chances. Once he settles down and gets used to the tempo, his confidence will be up and his shots will fall.
    2010-11 STEALS LEADERS : STEALS PER GAME

    PLAYER NAME, TEAM NAME GP MPG STL STPG STP48M TO TOPG PF ST/TO ST/TF

    14 LeBron James , MIA 13 37.0 24 1.85 2.39 53 4.08 24 .45 1.0
    15 Trevor Ariza , NOH 12 33.3 21 1.75 2.53 17 1.42 30 1.24 .7
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    Jason Kidd , DAL 12 33.2 21 1.75 2.53 30 2.5 27 .7 .78
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    * Jeremy Lin , GSW 7 10.2 12 1.71 8.1 6 .86 9 2.0 1.33

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  16. wow Seven you clearly are asian.... big jLin fan but you are an idiot for quoting the steals per 48 min stat... at best he might average 2 - 2.5 per game if he played monta or steph minutes

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  17. you guys get riled up way too easily...

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  18. this is lin's first dbl-digit game, I would love highlights :D

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  19. Statlines that come from trash minutes barely mean anything.

    I remember Birdman n' Turiaf use to average the most blocks/48 minutes 'cause they hacked at everything when they had a chance to be on the court. Heck, right now Darko Milicic leads the league with 5 blocks/48minutes. But no one's going to make the argument that he should be defensive player of the year-'cause he's freaking Darko Milicic.

    Not saying Jlin doesn't have good defense, 'cause he's undoubtedly an amazing defender. But saying that he WILL have 8 steals/game if he were a starter is completely absurd.

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  20. The goal for the first 1/2 of the season should not be stacking up against legends (at this point) like Kidd or Nash, both contemporaries in the league. I remember the build-up to Kidd at Cal, a big time program and his contribution really on day 1. Nash also proved his mettle against Kidd at Santa Clara, beating Kidd man to man. I feel like the key for Lin is taking advantage of every (small) opportunity and not wasting any outing. He is doing exactly that. The garbage time is a GREAT opportunity for him. We don't need to as fanboys hope for all star performance or create statistical comparisons on limited data. Lin needs to be SOLID on every performance. The Lakers game was exactly that. I also feel that jumpers will come with time and confidence.

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  21. the numbers just shows his potential. now the question is, can handle real game minutes rather than garbage minutes?

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  22. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE UPLOAD THE HIGHLIGHTS! THANK YOU! JUST JEREMY LIN'S HIGHLIGHT, NOT THE GAME

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  24. Coach Smart made some very nice comments in his post game interview about Jeremy's work ethic.

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  25. @SKL Yep, it's not right to compare Lin with established stars right now, nor expect great numbers right off the bat. He wasn't even expected to even make it in the league, shouldering an overwhelming amount of 'negativity' and 'racism' I'm sure. But we're sure proud of the guy, and the only concern at this point is longevity. As fans, we're rooting for him to have a decent career in the league.

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  26. I have to watch the replay on league pass but I'm encouraged to hear that he played well in garbage minutes. That's the first step.

    The next step is showing the coach he can hit the open jumper on a consistent basis.

    After that, he should be fine.

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  27. He was playing garbage minutes against the Lakers bench, who are actually good enough to be starters on sub .500 teams, and much tougher than any D-League team.
    Overall, he had a very good night ... plus he scored 13 points. 13 is Taylor Swift's lucky number. Taylor Swift was performing across the street at the AMA awards :)

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  28. blah blah blah watever! if people on a jlin blogsite wants to compare him to this or that so be it. why are you guys trying to police this anyway? stupid communists.

    who are you going to compare him to other than the point guards in the league? there aren't any other asian american, ivy league, undrafted rookie around. at least kidd plays a bit similar to lin out of every other point guards in the league. so it's a valid comparison yet debatable. i remember people comparing kobe even in this rookie season to jordan. and kobe certainly have held is own.

    those calling people "fanboys" on a fan site have got to be the dumbest people around. it should be an automatic blocked to save people 5 seconds of their life.

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  29. Jeremy's best game so far in the season, too bad highlights are no where to be found on the web :(

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  30. Watched postgame show on comcast and St Jean mentioned cheap shot by Vuishic on JLin. Anyone know about that?

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  31. Sheesh, everyone calm down. Obviously JLin is not better than Jason Kidd, let's just be happy that he's getting some decent minutes.

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  32. I'm somewhat surprised that Jeremy Lin fans can't keep their cool. What does that say about the rest of the internet?

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  33. nothing.

    can't believe there are so many haters acting cops on the interwbs.

    really? who lost their cool? again, haters show how dumb they are. lol

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  34. I love how haters come to a JEREMY LIN fansite shouting, "Lin is some crappy scrub PR stunt who will never amount to anything!!" And then get angry when people defend him. It's funny just how much they're like the Tea Party -- getting angry over stupid things and then blaming other people who try to set them straight.

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  35. Just to be clear, I too am a fanboy. Have been since he played at Harvard.

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  36. Here are his highlights from the game. I think I met you at a basketball camp that Jeremy spoke at in October, you were their with your son.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=403ZUJxiS7w

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  37. yea the haters try so hard but FAIL because they got nothing. never heard anything smart or productive from them

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  38. There's a difference between a "fanboy" and an actual fan, an actual fan actually has an appreciation for the game. "Fanboy's" don't embrace a single thing except for rage-comments.

    Fanboy's compare Jeremy Lin with Lebron James and make up biased rumors, just like bandwagoners.

    Actual fans embrace Jeremy Lin's game and his ability to contribute to the game of basketball. In addition, they understand that his game is still developing in the league.

    This fansite, I believe, is for the fans that embrace his game and support him to develop it further. This site is not for Taiwanese Independence political activists or rageful Asian-American social revolutionaries.

    If you're going to give Jeremy Lin support, at least do so in an respectable manner that's appropriate.

    Excerpt from an article:

    Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com attributes the attention Lin had received out of town to the unique angle of "an Asian-American rising to rare basketball prominence"
    Lin notices the expectations that follow him. "I've got news for them," Lin said with a smile, "I won't be an All-Star this year."


    I'm pretty sure that comment was addressed to the "fanboys" that you find on this site.

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  39. SETTLE DOWN HATER, sit back and relax, or ex-lax because..

    the game has started! :)

    btw, nobody is going to read your book ;)

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  40. Aw yeah, finally highlights! Thanks Anonymous 6:25PM, I gave your vid a thumbs up...I'd give 10 thumbs if I could! If it's not too much trouble could you also include footage of his assists, steals and rebounds? If not, it's cool. I'm just happy to see ANYthing from last night's game!

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  41. Thanks so much for the highlights!! :D

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  42. The highlights only show some of the offensive side but JLin was a beast on defense and I was more impressed with that. He closed on his man/men several times resulting in several missed shots for the lakers. Late in the 4th quarter he would not let up on his man (I don't remember who) but the guy couldn't even pass the ball and the shot clock expired. These are the types of things that don't show up on the box score that make JLin a valuable player. Out of the guards I would easily say JLin has the best defense (which isn't really saying much) but he was the best thing about the entire catastrophe that was last night's game.

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  43. it was against blake who was forced to shoot the corner of the backboard. and also once when he defended either blake or sasha forcing either one of them to commit a turnover pass into traffic.

    i'd take this kind of defense over offense anyday.

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  44. sorry didn't get those clips...but i ll try to keep the highlights coming.

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  45. BTW, I'm glad this blog is getting much more comment activity. I'm just disappointed to see it's mostly from back and forth insults. I feel everyone has made interesting points (yes, even from the supposed "trolls" and "haters") but when they're intertwined with insults, people don't see the good points for what they are and only focus on the insults. We're going to have differing opinions, that's unavoidable. But if we leave out the name calling and accusations and the condescending tone, those differing opinions can lead to very good discussions! I do not want to see this blog filled with the playground flame banter that permeates Youtube.

    And please, please use name handles, especially if you're planning to contribute regularly on this site! I think that's something we can all agree on, right? If anything it will make the flame wars easier to follow (or avoid)! :)

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  46. We appreciate anything you can give us Anonymous 7:36PM!

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  47. Did Vujacic really give Lin a cheapshot? Vujacic probably got him confused with Goran Dragic.

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  48. hey Lin fanboys, I've found something you all have been looking for!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcQ3DY4ezm0

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  49. thanks for the highlights. didn't get to see the game. I liked his tenacity in getting to the line. Didn't see much on the half court sets though. They didn't really run any strong pick and rolls or set plays. Would have liked to see some of his defensive plays as well.


    It was kind of sad though that they were down 30 so it didn't look like the Laker bench was really trying that hard. Anyone know what his +/- was? Did his minutes actually bring them closer or was it simply too late against the Lakers?

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  50. One of the steals that Lin got was Caracter trying to post up and not paying attention to Lin who got the steal.

    Lin was +6, highest on the team. Unfortunately, Smart put him in too late for Lin to make any significant difference and prove that he's the second coming of Jason Kidd, who will end up with better shooting percentages.

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  51. @Anonymous Nov.22,2010 6:01 am: Um, obviously you're the idiot for not reading my comment carefully- I never said once that he would average 8 steals per game if he played 48 minutes. The stats only reflect potential and it is something positive to look at. I am also suggesting he does have the potential to do very well in this department and possibly lead the league in steals just as Ichiro has done. Also, where do you get off commenting on my race anyway? Should I dare say you must be some white redneck trailer trash still in high school coming at me with no idea who I am. At least have the balls to use a monicker but obviously you are missing some essential hardware down there so go ahead and remain "anonymous" and hide behind your mommy.

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