Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Game #18 vs. San Antonio 7:30pm PST

Also, big game coming up on Thursday vs. Phoenix on TNT. This is a first game of a back to back so Jeremy may get some burn on National TV and probably some funny comments from Sir Charles.

46 comments:

  1. If Lin gets to play that is. I think if he does well than we hear nothing. If he has a showing like last time than you can bet Sir Charles be commenting. Also as a basketball fan I'm also watching LeBron coming back to Cleveland. It's going to be an exciting doubleheader.

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  2. I'm excited for Thursday, hopefully Jeremy gets some playing time against Steve Nash. He is definitely up to his level, at this point I'm not sure why Jeremy Lin isn't starting, Keith Smart just can't see that JLin is a star player. I'm sure everyone agrees with me when I say that JLin is gonna be the next Kobe.

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  3. Starter? Nash level? next Kobe? That's a reach. I'd say he's more at a Steve Blake, Goran Dragic level right now. Granted he has tenacity and defensive prowess, but he's not an All-Star...yet.

    When he can command the game like Deron Williams, Chris Paul, or Steve Nash then yeah, he's made it. Until then, Lin is a good 6th man.

    My prediction. A few years at Golden State, get traded to the Lakers where he will replace the retiring Derek Fisher. Lin will shepherd the Lakers to another championship while Golden State will be shooting themselves in the foot.

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  4. @"DSB" November 30, 2010 11:40 AM
    "I'm sure everyone agrees with me when I say that JLin is gonna be the next Kobe."

    I guess this fake poster isn't going to give up and will continue to post using other people's handles.

    I have a feeling that most of the previous absurd statements like "Lin will be the next Kobe", "Smart hates Lin", and the personal attacks, were just fake posts by trolls trying to start flame wars.

    Blog admin, maybe it's time to require verified logins. I know that sucks to restrict users, but unfortunately this site is too popular now that this is necessary in order to ward off trolls.

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  5. found some new Lin highlights from Warriors official youtube channel:

    Warriors Weekly: Tim Roye's Journal - 11/29/10
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g2tyBOaKyM

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  6. What? You guys are making premature predictions.

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  7. I agree about the trolls and the tone of the discussion. I like following JLin not just because of his basketball prowess but the strength of his character. You don't have to a fan to join the dialogue, but maintaining a collegial discussion more befits the subject himself. JLin is not any of the all stars mentioned above, but he is a solid rookie and he will improve with competition out of the Ivy League. Here is my prediction for JLin in 3 years:

    - 25 mpg
    - 8 ppg
    - 4 apg
    - 1 steal
    - 0.5 blocks
    - 1 to
    - you will see break-out games from him every once in a while where you see him score 20+

    This would make for a solid NBA career and someone who will be well-known among all NBA fans.

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  8. what part of "troll" do you guys not understand? even the real DSB said that it's not him. so why are you guys having a discussion as if any of the troll's points are even valid or worth discussing? next thing we know, the haters come in here and throw the words "fangirls" all over the place. but then again it's kinda fun shoving their faces to the deck. so, whatever.. dummies.

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  9. "- 25 mpg
    - 8 ppg
    - 4 apg
    - 1 steal
    - 0.5 blocks
    - 1 to
    - you will see break-out games from him every once in a while where you see him score 20+"

    i'm not seeing the 20+ per game. it's harder for him to be a top scorer in this league as he would be a short shooting guard like monta, curry etc. if he wants to be really valuable, he needs to work on the one thing that really counts.. the assists. he needs to be able to run the offense like a general. with his size and strength and defensive skills now, all he needs is to work on is facilitating and a little bit more on his jumpers. i think he will be a great well rounded player.

    17 ppg
    8 apg
    5.8 rpg ** maybe lead guards in rebounds
    3.5 steal ** lead guards in steals
    1.6 blocks ** lead guards in blocks
    1 to

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  10. hahaha Nash's level? Will be Kobe? I am guessing you never watch him play or just a basketball retard. Jlin is a rookie, unless he can produce 15points plus for 10 minutes, he aint going to start anytime soon. I followed him and a fan of him but give me a break, Kobe's level? Maybe at Kobe's level when he was starting cause Kobe did not play that great until he got trade to the Laker. And those who predicting, who are you guys the ESPN new?? let the guy play his game, he is doing well now when people don't put too much pressure on him. He will have a good rookie year and hopefully get more minutes in the coming game!

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  11. lmfao @ anonymous 7:07 PM, are you serious that dumb?

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  12. i'm a fan but he'll be lucky to be in the league in 3 years. kobe comparisons, give me a break...

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  13. can coach let jLIN play the entire second half and see what happens?

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  14. @winwithlin:

    Um ... no.

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  15. Damn it, Smart. Warriors can't stop Ginobli (or anyone). Put in for defense, and let Curry focus on scoring. That's what they need right now. Just putting JL in will get the crowd into it and the Dubs playing more intense.

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  16. Ha, relax, at this rate Lin will be in late in the 4th quarter.

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  17. This is the first time I've been 100% against Smart. No reason not to put Lin in -- the game is a blowout. Curry is on his way to 3+0, but he can't stop anyone. Ellis is having an off-night. The crowd is dead and the team looks sleepy.

    There's no reason not to play Lin. And Adrien for that matter.

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  18. LOL.

    Lin gets MUGGED -- no call.

    Curry gets touched -- and-one.

    What a joke...even the commentators are laughing about it.

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  19. I HOPE it's because JL is a rookie. And not some other reason...

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  20. Refereeing in the NBA is freaking ridiculous, fouls are called based on reputation and not on what actually happens, Jeremy Lin is screwed over by the league because he isn't known enough to have his fouls called, absolutely ludicrous. Everyone can see it too, every single commentator sees it and some even explicitly point out this messed up refereeing.

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  21. F*** Smart. He puts in Lin ten minutes after he should have -- of course he's gonna play like crap. Especially after a ref stiffs him on an obvious foul call for the second night in a row.

    Glad the Warriors lost. Curry scored 32...allowed 40. Great job, Smart!!

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  22. Welcome to the NBA. Lin didn't play like crap because of Smart or the refs. None of them caused him to miss 3 straight free throws or bounce a lazy pass into his teammate's feet. He also "overhelped" again and left his man wide open for a 3 that luckily bricked.

    No, Lin needs to make the most of his minutes and play with 100% focus or it is garbage time until he is out of the league.

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  23. Ugh, that was painful to watch. I also agree Smart should have played Lin earlier, maybe at the end of the 3rd when the W's were down by 20 and going nowhere. At that point, it was obvious that the W's starters weren't going to get it done, so why not try to mix it up with some bench energy guys? You had nothing to lose.

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  24. "None of them caused him to miss 3 straight free throws or bounce a lazy pass into his teammate's feet. He also "overhelped" again and left his man wide open for a 3 that luckily bricked."

    I'll give you the FTs (that was just ugly), but being screwed by your coach and the refs gets to anyone -- looks what's happening to the Heat. And there was no "overhelping" -- you're down 20. Go for the steal, stop the easy 2. Lin does fine, even great, when he's allowed to play real minutes. He sucks whenever he's thrown in there for a useless minute or two.

    Every player has his weaknesses -- Smart should know this. Are you gonna blame Biedrins if Smart drew up a 3 pointer from him? Don't be a fool.

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  25. Oh come on. This is the NBA. Minutes aren't given away for free otherwise you and I would be playing. Lin is an undrafted rookie. Coach doesn't owe him diddlysquat and you cannot let the refs not giving you a call get to you at this level.

    I'm sorry but if you suck when you are thrown in for a useless minute or two, then maybe you aren't that good yet. Lin has to earn his minutes when he is put in during garbage time. Why would you as a coach give "real" minutes to a guy that plays inconsistently during garbage time against the other team's bench? That is a good way to become the future ex-coach.

    I want Lin to get minutes and play well, but he has to earn them. Nobody owes him anything.

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  26. Quick note, did anyone order a JLin jersey either road or away and receive it?

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  27. "Glad the Warriors lost. Curry scored 32...allowed 40. Great job, Smart!! "

    Yes, because playing Jeremy Lin would have allowed the Warriors to win the game. Coach Smart definitely should have done that ... . psfhhh!!

    This must be the most RETARDED statement I've ever heard in my life. Tell ANY basketball fan that you'd rather "play Jeremy Lin instead of Stephen Curry", and you'll begin to understand just how retarded you are.

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  28. play Jeremy Lin instead of Stephen Curry. i said it. call me retarded but this is why i think that. curry gives you absolutely no defense whatsoever. some days he goes off and gives you 20+ points and maybe 4 assists but then he gives up probably more points than that. on days where he isn't shooting well (50% of the time), you get nothing. and with him and monta together it's too predictable. with lin, you know you get excellent defensive stops, not only on his man but also on helps. you get hustle, tempo, set plays, pick-n-rolls, balanced offensive attacks, rebound, steals, blocks, havok on the opposing team's offense. and best of all you get to the line. the dubs have been sorely losing the battle at the line and settling for jumpers. you would be retard to keep playing curry + monta together.

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  29. no doubt, lin missed 3 ft's in garbage time and that's bad but not terrible. what is good about it is how easily he got to the line and so often. in just 3 minutes he got to the line twice (actually got fouled 3 times if the ref's made the right call). in all three drives, he had a chance for 3 point plays. that's the kind of statistics all coaches should pay attention to. we know he can shoot ft's so given enough minutes, this should translate into major offensive production for any team. so far i am VERY proud of our guy. i use to be a big fan of jason williams and that guy is a circus clown who is still in the league. lin is a complete player and will be here for a long time.

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  30. definitely put required log ins on. it's the only viable long term solution.

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  31. Good interview with Lin plus hd highlights from the season. You can finally see his block here. Great timing and athleticism on the block.

    http://www.nba.com/warriors/video/2010/11/30/WWJournal112910mov-1481951/index.html

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  33. chicken wang chow dang ya under stang yada a mangDecember 1, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    submit a video question for charles on jlin here,
    http://my.nba.com/tmobile and maybe answered on halftime.

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  34. I was listening to KNBR today and on the Fitz & Brooks show a caller was upset that Lin is on the team and the only backup guard. Both hosts agreed with the caller that Lin was not an NBA player and that the team needed to get a backup guard.

    Fitz, who is the Warrior's tv play-by-play guy, named being an undrafted free agent from the Ivy league as part of why Lin isn't up to speed.

    I sure hope Lin proves them wrong... and soon as injured folks are coming back taking active roster spots.

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  35. lin had already made lots of enemies when he indicated that he faced racial slurs against him. what white dudes hate the most is anyone mentioning the fact that racism existed. ever.

    there's no proving anything to those people. they said he would never get drafted, he'll never make team, he'll never play in a real NBA game.. well, he has already surpassed everybody's expectation. but they will never admit it. instead, they will continue to be illogical (even though they know it) and try to bring him down.

    i would not listen to fitz.

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  36. Well I enjoy listening to Fitz & Brooks because they are pretty funny. However, it doesn't matter if I listen to them or not, it matters that this may be the prevailing thought on Lin within the Warriors and given that guys like Udoh are getting healthy and ready to play, that 12 man active roster gets tighter and tighter. So Lin has less and less time to prove himself and the last two games sent him in the wrong direction.

    Hopefully Lacob will stick to his guns and help keep Lin around and give him as many chances as he can.

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  37. @Anonymous December 1, 2010 7:46 PM
    "lin had already made lots of enemies when he indicated that he faced racial slurs against him. what white dudes hate the most is anyone mentioning the fact that racism existed. ever."

    What do you have to support this claim? You make it sound like racism is a thing of the past but it isn't; frankly, racism still is a major issue in the US. I hear guys all around me talk smach about Jeremy Lin just because he's Asian.

    Furthermore, it makes no sense that "white dudes" would become JLin's enemy just because JLin said people have used racial slurs against him. That's a ridiculous claim. Get out of town.

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  38. If Jeremy want to avoid being shipped to the D-League, he better take his basketball IQ (which is off the charts) and start putting himself in position to make an impact, whether it's getting more steals, assists, etc. Also, he better get creative with his drives to the hoop and be stronger! Those are his strengths--he should be using it to his advantage.

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  39. "that 12 man active roster gets tighter and tighter. So Lin has less and less time to prove himself and the last two games sent him in the wrong direction."

    While that may be true, but remember, Coach Smart did put him in the final seconds of that Memphis game that was extremely close. That actually surprised me quite a bit. I always knew Coach Smart had Lin in the best of interests, but I didn't think he would actually trust him in the final seconds for a potential win.
    This also shows that Coach Smart truly understands Jeremy Lin's current skill level and potential. In addition, there are no other back up point guards.
    The 12 man active roster is getting tighter, but unless another point guard is signed or traded for (since B. Wright is currently on the trading block), Jeremy's roster spot should still be somewhat safe.

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  40. hey fake DSB, what in the world are you rambling about? RELAX DUDE! i said racism exists and that lin has expressed that he faced it. in a report he also said he felt that it will continue. so, are you agreeing with me or not?

    and if you do agree that racism exists WHY WOULDN'T IT MAKE SENSE THAT WHITE DUDES HATE LIN BECAUSE HE BASICALLY OPENLY SAID RACISM EXISTS? white dudes get VERY offended when anyone mention anything about racism. they are ashamed of their history. simple as that.

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  41. @RChao:
    In Memphis, Coach Smart put in Lin to foul on the Grizzlies' inbound pass and Curry had 5 fouls already. I suppose he could have put in Bell (if he was active) and chose Lin instead because of his relative defensive skill, but primarily it was because of Curry's 5 fouls.

    As for the roster, you are right there isn't another player that would replace Lin at backup PG which makes his spot somewhat safe. However, for that same reason, once Udoh and/or Amundson get healthy, a trade for another backup PG becomes a high priority with someone like B. Wright more expendable.

    Bottom line is the same. Lin needs to show his value sooner rather than later. I, for one, think he will.

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  42. also, why do you think so many haters are on this blogsite trying to troll like you are.. fake DSB

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  43. i also think he will show his value. i actually think he has already showed a lot of it and a lot of what he is capable of doing. a point guard with good size, strength, athleticism, and speed who plays good defense and drives most of the time is VERY hard to come by in this league. he is safe.

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  44. As you guys spotted, that was Fake DSB at December 1, 2010 8:33 PM.

    It's clear that the fake poster won't stop, so from now on, I will be posting with a verified login, "real-DSB". When you hover over the username, it will show "http://real-DSB.myopenid.com/".

    I would also recommend that commenters do not respond to any troll/flame posts. Their sole purpose is to make outlandish statements, then sit back and enjoy as Lin fans argue against each other.

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  45. lin is a dog eating gook

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