warriors will be blown out. jlin will get some garbage mins.rumors he's going to the d league when other players return from injuries. jlin needs to go out there and make an impact offensively for himself while of course having solid D. he can't rely on his selfish teammates passing to him.
the nba is an awful league. is there such thing as a europass?
Guys, it's looking bad and it is the first 10 minutes. Did I just see Curry take a nice job back while Parker burns by him on a fast break? The sad thing was that was replayed. They are going to get blown out!!! Right now the whole team is shooting the bombs, and they have no legs!!!
Curry just rolled his ankle! Sorry, but I hope he rests the rest of the game and just let JLin play win or lose. :)
curry looks like he's injured! that's what you get smart, for playing him 40 mins a game. jlin might get some minutes now in a somewhat close game.
the warriors are like that not even semi-hot chick at the bar that you think is hot because you are drunk and stupid and you keep hoping til last call thinking your getting close to getting laid and then she floats a silent fart and leaves. keith smart is that guy at the bar. he keeps thinking these guys will come through but its all a BIG tease. at least curry is out for tonight and we don't have to keep watching him turn the shit over.
smart coach?....not really. Jlin soon will have a new coach -- either way could happen....
at this point of the season, GSW is probably ranked 30th of the whole league..
I think GS wants to run -- maybe JLin will be traded to more half-court team.
GSW wants to run but without legs...sad for the fans :(
Come on. Curry and Monta are stinking it up and Ws are losing by double digits. Put Lin in. Let him play with Reggie and Amundson.
another DNP is coming I can tell, this is depressing.
in the game!
i guess front office IS reading this thread. ok, i'll stop boycotting
Anonymous @ 7:22 PMmake some noise and leave the court :)
Gawd, Smart. Stop playing Lin with Monta!! It's brutal for everyone. Lin and Curry/Reggie works great. Lin and Monta never does.
Lin's teammates keep turning it over on idiot fouls. And missing shots and not getting back. JL will probably get yanked for their idiocy (i.e. losing by so much Curry has to come in and fire away).
Waited all game to see JLin in. He's finally in and I hope he gets to play the entire game now. They're down by 16, and the Warriors are certainly are not coming back to win with their starters. So let the fans enjoy watching the rest of the game. The first 3 quarters was a yawner...
Just as I predicted -- Lin gets punished for his teammates' mistakes. D-Wright playing the 2 and Monta as "point guard" (i.e. lead chucker).
Warriors are awful. Curry is overrated. Monta is selfish jerk. Smart is one of the worst NBA coaches -- nice guy, dumb as hell.
Crap, JLin out! What the hell, he was put in for 3 minutes just to watch the other clowns shoot and do nothing. I have a feeling Smart has no idea how to be a coach right now. He is getting blown away, and he still seems to think that they're coming back to win or something. Just let JLin play and see what he can do. Time to turn this crap off!
tivo game. check stats. jlin play? jlin dnp? react accordingly.you only have some many hours left in your life.
Sad to say it, but another missed opportunity by Lin. Picks up his dribble too soon, dribbles and gets trapped in the corner and under the basket then bounces it off his leg for a TO. He got a rebound for a break but then pulled back and didn't finish it. Defense wasn't noticeable either (not bad just nothing to help his cause). Folks here will probably want to blame his teammates or the coach but bottom line is if he doesn't show anything, he is gone. I don't think he has shown much of anything in his last 5 games and that's not good.
I've never been able to understand Smart's substitution pattern. He obviously waited too long before putting Lin in. Monta's legs were completely gone, he needed rest. Either Smart has no confidence in him, or Lin really isn't ready. I hope Jeremy stays on the team for the whole season, but it might be the case that moving on is the right move.Amundsen looks good.
rumors he's going to the d league when other players return from injuries. jlin needs to go out there and make an impact offensively for himself while of course having solid D. he can't rely on his selfish teammates passing to him. ------I hope this isn't true but I do somewhat agree it's not all Keith Dumb and teammates. It's definitely time for him to make an impact offensively. That was what stood out about him in college and the summer league, his ability to get to the basket and contribute offensively. Creating shot opportunities, steals, everything seemed elevated when he was offensive minded. He was like an agressive under sized slasher from my initial impression of him from his outstanding summer debut. Now he's like a typical passive, pass and wait point guard that are a dime a dozen. Not to mention I hate how he is falling in with the non agressive asian baller stereotype. I loved and was so surprised at that agressive take it to the basket playing style he had. He has a jumpshot too but thats also virtually non-existent to this point. Is he afraid to get yanked, or still trying to build a good team relationship by looking only to pass? It just seems like he's holding back for reasons I don't know and changing his game. Time is running out I'm afraid.
lin isn't going anywhere. the front office has given strict orders to "spoon feed" him. they want him to develop into a fine pg in this league. and not to rush his development. current rookie pg crop is very low.. just 4-5 actively playing. next year will be worst. a guy like lin who already has the defensive mind and good size, speed, and strength is very hard to come by in this league. all they need is to develop him into a court general and of course he will also need to shoot 1000 jumpers in practice everyday. it's a lot easier for players in this league to improve upon their jumpers than their smarts.
remember, the point guard position is a difficult position to play without making a lot of mistakes. it only makes sense for a team like the warriors to develop a rookie point guard. since they are in a rebuilding year. smart needs to get this in his head and start developing his young players. he needs to figure out which pieces fit in the grant sceme of things and which doesn't. and most importantly, he needs to COACH.. that means get guys to execute and play organized basketball as a unit. today's game was an excellent example of organized basketball vs. street ball.
Not to totally disagree with the last two anon posters, but their young point guard that they need to develop is Curry not Lin. I think they do want to develop Lin but at 0-8 minutes a game that will take forever thus the rumors of a D-league future for him. And as for "organized" basketball tonight, that didn't seem to be in effect when Lin was on the floor.Also, did anyone notice Lin motioning for the ball at the start of a break and the guy with the ball (Amundson?) wouldn't give it to him and was searching the court for Ellis? I noticed that in last night's game too. That also is not a good sign.
chuckles,i notice that a lot and as much as i want to think his teammates are selfish i also think they don't fully trust lin making the plays yet. something is wrong during practice and its up to the coach to fix this and it's up to lin to let his teammates know he can make plays too.
Rumor has it, the Warriors are close to signing AC Law.... Probably not the best choice out there.I don't think spending some time in the D-league is so terrible for Lin. He needs playing time to get used to the speed & flow of the game.. and to learn to run a team on the pro level. The coaching there should be close to NBA level as well. The Warriors don't run a complex offense at all. I just don't think he gains much from watching on the bench....
smart should forget about coaching lin. and start coaching the team#1 stop forcing stupid passes and throwing the ball to the other team. it's ridiculous. dwright, dlee... you don't get 10 turnovers a game like tonight. wright thinks he can lead a break. it's a 50-50 proposition. those are not good odds. #2 get back on defense. sprint back and protect the basket. the warriors do not understand sprint. they do not understand protect.Last, thank god Lin didn't force the issue while leading the fast break. the warriors need less forcing of everything and more intelligence. yep, he looked like shit when he drove baseline and bounced it off his foot i'll give you that. but there's plenty of crap from everybody else too. (remember, radmonovic's turnover one game where he had jlin in the corner and he no looked it into the stands? simply atrocious.) just because guy's score doesn't make them anymore worthwhile to a team scheme. losing is losing. and turnovers are team killers. curry's in his second year. and his to's are sophomoric. if they were to affix a point value to how awful a turnover was... steph curry would be racking up serious Awful Turnover points.QUOTABLE II: "(Warriors coach Keith Smart) watched film with me earlier in the day and told me 'Just play. Have fun.' So I just took his advice and did that."-- Reggie Williams The ABOVE is a laughable example of coaching, NBA or other. (just have fun, man, play your game, do your thing.)QUOTABLE: "I thought everyone did a really good job of finding the open man, being aggressive but understanding that teammates were open and making the easy pass to the next guy."-- Spurs coach Gregg PopovichThe above is an example of excellent coaching. Getting guys to understand the true benefit of why they are being aggressive. (AND, it aint about Y...0...U!) warrior notes:warriors were did not miss curry. and he wouldn't have popped that ankle again if he didn't want to dribble the rock so much.monta never gets open for Lin. when Lin is setting up the offense. He makes a half-assed cut and his man is ready to jump the pass.
@Irwin:"I think GS wants to run -- maybe JLin will be traded to more half-court team."Lin is fantastic in transition. Go watch those summer league highlights on youtube again. Half of those highlights were in transition.
exactly real dsb! hes at his best in the open floor. but he can't get a freaking outlet pass!