Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Jeremy Coming In 8:59 in the 2nd vs. Game #15 Houston

58 comments:

  1. Great drive by Lin! And the up-and-in finish.

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  2. Gotta love the Rockets announcers:

    "Lin is he first Chinese-American in the NBA."
    "Lin was cut by the Mavericks...picked up by Golden State."

    But hey, they like his game anyway!

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  3. I always thought that Lin's ability to get to the hoop would be the key to his success! Keep it up!

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  4. i like his aggressiveness, up fake didn't work that time, good timeout to save a possession

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  5. bs call on the 3, didn't even touch k-mart

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  6. Lin called for a phantom foul on a 3. Even the Rockets play-by-play guys thought it was garbage.

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  7. our boy is continuously improving and contributing. led an 8-0 run when he was in, gave monta and steph much needed rest, dubs making it close to end the first half. he is earning his way onto the rotation in my opinion. a couple correctable mistakes but nothing major

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  8. The best sign is that Smart didn't yank him after the BS foul. He knew it was just good D (and bad luck) and that Lin was playing well overall.

    Lin and Reggie/Curry play better than Lin and Monta. You need an outside threat to keep teams honest and spread the floor.

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  9. Two more made shots...including a jumper. No steals, but solid defense.

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  10. Looks like the Rockets commentators are Lin fans as well. Yao gotta have to be a big part of that. Anyways 6 Points in 7 minutes so far. Not bad.

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  11. two outstanding buckets and a jumper from the top of the key! confidence has to be growing with a green light to be aggressive from the coaches. nice. dubs down 4 going into the 4th w/ steph sitting w/ 4 fouls

    also notice that jlin has no choice but to be aggressive b/c everyone is just standing around. not sure if lin taking it to the hole himself is necessarily the play call but whateva

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  12. lin takes a charge! i almost can take it anymore. stop not making mistakes and being so fundamentally sound!

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  13. Nice playing from JLin...I love his defense! He's hussling back to for some D after Monta turns it over. I have to say, JLin was quick getting back. Right now Monta is just going down the court and shooting it...there's still plenty of time left!

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  14. great minutes from jlin. important minutes. steph checks back in ready to go with 6:30 left...and just gave up a killer turnover. what is up with his game? dare i say lin is your better option right now? steph is not playing like himself, horrible cross-court pass picked off by lowry

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  15. For crying out loud, past the BALL! Sure Monta is attacking and he just made 2 baskets...but there is hardly any teamwork. It's a one man show, forcing it and put the ball in less than 5 secs each possession. That'll win game all right, crap!

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  16. game getting out of hand. when is david lee coming back?? man, he is our MVP. 1-6 with him out if we lose this game? damn. oh well, at least jlin played well and keeps getting better. peace!

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  17. Monta and Steph are passing up driving opportunities and settling for low-percentage 3s (and missing them). Come on guys. This is lousy basketball.

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  18. Well folks...the game is over. We are just watching the Curry and Monta show...the other guys are not involved at all down the stretch. Man, it bites to see the 3-10 Rockets score over 100 points...totally dominating Warriors at times, on the verge of blowing them out by 15-20. If you don't play defense, how can you win? Another frustrating game to watch...losing to a 3-10 team.

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  19. Based on the last several games where JLin has played material minutes, the statistical significance of the JLin effect is becoming more meaningful. Again, the tide turned completely once JLin left the game. Now that he is more confident about scoring, there is only upside. Go JLin!!

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  20. Lee would help, but he's not a cure-all. He doesn't play any D either. He would have won GS a game or two, tops. Is Lin officially the backup PG now? That's the third straight game with big minutes and quality play and the second straight in a big situation.

    He's finishing better, taking care of the ball better, and even hitting a few jumpers. Defense is very nice as usual (even if his man gets bailed out by a ref or hits a super tough shot) steals or no steals. His passing touch is still a ?, but the Warriors aren't getting a lot of movement with Lee out and Curry not lighting it up from the arc. Most of Steph's assists tonight were on shovel-oass jumpshots.

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  21. Hopefully this won't end up being a repeat of last year with injuries.
    Currently, practically the W's entire front court depth is injured: David Lee, Ekpe Udoh, Louis Amundson, Brandon Wright.
    Great to see Jeremy Lin play and completely turn his entire game around these past few games, sucks to see his team lose.

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  22. On ESPN Golden State Warriors Depth Chart lists Jeremy 2nd Team PG ahead of Charlie Bell on the depth chart.

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  23. Oh my god Smart. Stop fouling. Just let it go.

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  24. Damn it. My internet stream froze before Lin hit his final layup. I assume it was just a standard garbage time blow-by?

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  25. Well folks, Monta and Curry just shot the Warriors to another loss. Monta 7-21, and Curry 8-19 (more reasonable, perhaps it's just another bad night). Seems Curry is lacking consistency on his play...and he's not hustling on defense. A Rocket's player was hussling down the court, and he half-hearted chased after him like he is winded...the end result Curry gets blown by and the Warriors have to foul the "speedy gonzales" to prevent him from dunking it! :) Good effort!

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  26. Am starting to wonder if JLin shouldn't start. The Dubs are losing games in the first quarter with indifferent play, especially on D. Is it my imagination or is Curry copping some attitude?

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  27. Come on, don't make JL fans look bad -- Lin is NOT ready to start. Curry is a horrible defender, but knocking the guy for some bad shooting nights when Lee is out is unfair. Same for Monta. Remember, Lin has the luxury of being the #4 option on offense (3 at best) when he's on the floor. When his passing or jumpshot improves significantly, then we can talk.

    That said, I think Lin deserves ~15mpg now. And I think he will someday be a quality starter (say, in two years).

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  28. Practice on:

    Mid-range game; that is he can drive and also now pull up when they slack off of him, but he gets in trouble in between.

    He gambles a bit too much on double team, but I think it evens out a bit with his steals, blocks, etc.

    The good:
    -Good D
    -Can get to the hoop w/ ease it seems at time. He is deceptively quick.
    -I'm sick of hearing the ugly shot. Brewer (guy who played for Utah now which team?) has an uglier motion. Whatever.

    I'm just happy to say, Jeremy Lin is an NBA quality player - whether it be backup or starter. He will be in this league for a long time. He can be starter once he can hit at 43+% fg, and 31%+ 3pt and start finishing the hoop going left and mid-range game. Otherwise, he is good for backup minutes - and that would be about it. I'll take that for an undrafted rookie who even Dallas Mavs said he is one year away from playing ANY minutes.

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  29. You know what they say, "a steady ship carries the load." :) I wouldn't mind watching Lin start. That would get me excited then watching the Monta Curry show. At least with Lin, I can sense more team play, steady defense, and go chemistry with the other players. I mean, who want so play with ball-hogs?

    Well, I may be wrong, but lets see what happens when Lee comes back. But as of now, the past few games has been horrendous. It's hardly competitive for the other teams. Granted that one of them is VS the lakers, but a 3-10 team? Tough to chew on. Let's hope the Warriors pick it up next game. Go JLin!

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  30. This team's lack of inside scoring is being badly exposed during this losing streak. The guards (Monta and Curry) shooting percentage goes down because they are trying to do too much. They really should give Carney more playing time to help out with the scoring. Plus the coaches have to get the players to focus on defense more when you are shorthanded.
    Anyway, it's great to see JLin get some meaningful minutes. If he can keep it up and remain in this 3-guard rotation for the rest of the season, I would say it's a successful rookie campaign!

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  31. anyone got links to highlights?

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  32. One team stat in the box score says it all - Free Throws Attempted: GSW - 18 HR - 51. One team settled for too many outside shots, the other went inside and made their way to the line.

    I didn't catch the whole game but I didn't notice a single drive-and-dish to a big for Golden State.

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  33. i'm disappointed in monta ellis. he seems to ballhog everytime. lin was open several times yet ellis tries to drive against five guys in the lane. ellis is a selfish player. no wonder he had a bad night. lin needs to find scoring chances for himself.

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  34. @searching...

    where do you get 43%+ fg percentage and 31% 3pt percentage? some random ass numbers.

    i do agree he needs to improve his shot.. more so on the 3 ball... i think the fg percentage will improve with time as it has the past few games... hopefully jLin starts playing more consistent 15+ minutes

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  35. I agree. People need to stop with the random numbers in here. It's not like once he hits these magical numbers, he's going to become an All-Star.

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  36. Good game JLin. Consistent all-around play. Interesting that Smart called for mid-range post-ups instead of pick and rolls, where Lin almost always makes the right decision. Perhaps because Smart did not respect the Rockets' big men, but the problem is that the Warriors don't have great passers or post-up players among their starters. More touches for Lin and more pick and rolls will mean better productivity (assists, steals, points) for Lin (and also in my opinion better results for the Warriors), but as long as Lin gets minutes, no complaint here, because he contributes in many other ways.

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  37. lin's release on his jumper seems to be a bit strange. his arm doesn't fully extend at the follow through.. i'm wondering if that's causing any issues for him.

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  38. @Those who are calling out the "random numbers"

    I think the guy meant ONCE HE COULD REACH 43% FG and 31% 3-pts.

    Just saying...

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  39. Yea, for the number calling, as random as they are, I could understand how they could've been conjured up.

    for FG% for a guard: 45% is average whereas 40% is considered "that-guy-jack's-up-a-lot-of-shots"
    Since Jeremy is shooting poorly, somewhere above the 40% is good enough, don't necessarily need to hit 45%. So. . .43%?

    for 3P%: same thing as FG% to get 31%??

    Iunno, the digits seem random, but if you think about it, pretty reasonable. Man.. . that was a waste of my life.. .
    Correction. . .I have no life, hehe

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  40. Wow this has been the first time I enjoyed reading these comments. Rational discussions without flaming. Thank you all.

    31% is a little low for a 3 pointer. Though personally I want to see JLin develop a fundamental mid range game before he works on his 3 point shot.

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  41. Jeremy Lin has always had a unorthodox style of shot...but so do other players like Shawn Marion, Joakim Noah, and even Peja.

    His game wasn't built off mid range and 3 point jumpers, so right now we're seeing his limit but with proper training it will improve. Just don't expect it anytime soon.

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  42. Smart needs to think hard how to improve the monta lin/ curry lin flow if he's going to run them together. seems like they always get into something slowly. And I think he could be more creative figuring out ways to get the ball to monta... . I don't think jlin should be taking most of the shots or trying to create stuff with the clock running down with monta in the game... I just get the feeling that monta checks out( did you see him run back on d that one time? Hebwas trotting and jlin was sprinting.) Again, as we saw tonight, the jlin led second squad performed very well and had lots of defensive energy. Does anybody else think monta looks medicated? Ritalin maybe? I mean seriously ... He looks emotionless, expressionless as if he's in a different place. Maybe he know he's gonna get traded!

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  43. I was looking a bare min shooting percentages. Then again, you know Avery Johnson or other pt. guards suck at 3pt% (andre miller). I really don't know if he has range to tell you the truth. He doesn't seem to be TO prone, so I think he can dish pretty well and have good TO/Assists. Anyhow, it is still way too early but I sure like that he can hit the 14-18 feet so far. The baseline shot vs Lakers and top of the key tonight looked pretty fluid and confident. This kid is really looking good and comfortable. He is so focused and he is learning quick. He has earned his minutes - Bell benched ...other pg waived. He is now officially the backup guard - don't you guys think?

    Getting meaningful minutes in the 4th quarter on the road. I'm wondering why Curry was benched so much in the 4th qtr. I saw he had 4 fouls, but I don't think that would of stopped him from playing. Must of been gasping for air?

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  44. @searching

    I would agree that coach Smart is starting to treat Lin like a true backup PG. The 4th quarter minutes shows it. I think Smart was hoping that Curry would come in to the final 6:41 fresh, focused, and not concerned about fouls. But you can't do that without putting in a backup that you can trust to hold the fort.

    This is really encouraging as a Lin fan. Now I want to see him do more than "hold the fort" and start opening up and getting the team in a good offensive rhythm when he is out there.

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  45. The Highlights for the game on NBA all depict him failing :( 1 turn over and him being scored on a 3

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  46. Here are some highlights posted by gumbyorpokey:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLF9WGaxhSc

    It has Lin's first layup and jumpshot from the top of the key.

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  47. With each game he's showing off more of his skills. Before he could only get steals and score off of layups in transition. Now he's showing the ability to get to the rim in a halfcourt offense. Knocking down jumpers is a good sign.
    I can't wait for his first NBA 3-pointer. First posterizer Slam dunk.

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  48. here: Jeremy Lin quietly played his best game of the season. His 13 minutes were all meaningful. He connected on a jumper and had some nice drives against the Rockets’ shotblocker-less interior defense. The offense wasn’t exactly clicking when he ran the point, but it also wasn’t coming apart at the seams. As usual, his defense was excellent — with some great judgment calls in the same switching situations the other Warriors were consistently messing up. In short, he was what you’d want in a back-up point guard. After the emergence of DWright as a starting-quality player, Lin’s increasingly rapid development is the silver-lining of the year so far.

    from http://blogs.mercurynews.com/warriors/2010/11/24/its-not-them-warriors-101-rockets-111/

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  49. J's jumper has a bit of a sideways rotation because of his arm position upon release. It's not a problem, (see Tim Hardaway highlights), as long as it's "pure." Whatever he does, I wish him well. It's fun to watch his development.

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  50. re-watching j's highlights from last night, i am really liking what i see in terms of his aggressiveness. he just looks so much more comfortable and decisive. i think it's clear the coaches are letting up a bit and just letting him play. great sign. he just needs to play his game.

    also, looking at that jumper from the top of key, he stepped right into it, great rhythm, and knocked it down. who cares about his "unorthodox" release, which really isn't that bad. he shoots slightly toward the middle instead of his head instead of cocking it behind his shooting eye jimmy chitwood-style from the side. as long as he keeps it consistent and the damn thing goes in, who cares about whether or not his mechanics look like basketball 101 or not.

    more examples of good/great shooters w/ non-standard looking sytles: fat lever, ricky pierce. also have to feel confident with mark price as his shooting coach.

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  51. People need to chill about his jumpshot. He shot 41% from 3 his junior year. He can shoot. Doesn't matter what his stroke looks like.

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  52. Here's a highlight i found of his pump fake against denver

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJvOZxr8tz4

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  53. How about taking that charge btw! That's the jlin effect!

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  54. as long as he continues to make jumpers with his style than he should keep it. certain people have different styles of jumpers. it's all about what works for you. jump shots can be fixed.

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  55. chicken wang chow dang ya under stang yada a mangNovember 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    highlights from rocket game
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAIEcu26Z74

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  56. if he can just play as relaxed as he is on the road at home, he will energize the crowd and spark some really nice runs for the team...and we get david lee back...and brandan wright...and lou amundson...and ekpe udoh

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  57. I agree. Not only will GS get better, but JL's assist numbers will improve and his playmaking skills will develop once he has guys like Lee, Amundson, and B-Wright (whom he seemed to play great with) to pass to. That way, he can drive/fake towards the paint and dish off to his big men or kick out to Curry/Dorell/Reggie outside.

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