Monday, December 20, 2010

Jeremy Is In

65 comments:

  1. finally.

    when was the last time monta passed to lin?

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  2. ok i can't believe monta passed it to lin. first time i saw it. also lin is getting very meaningful minutes.

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  3. And the Warriors go on a sudden run. Smart will call it a coincidence.

    Lin misses two shots, but gets two rebounds, an assist, and a block in 6 measly minutes. Why isn't he playing more??? Law is allowed to miss shots, but JL isn't no matter how much defense, steals, blocks, assists, and rebounds he provides.

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  4. WOW. Great finish by Lin! Monta-esque.

    He also smothered Brooks on D, but Brooks hit a crazy difficult fadeaway 3. Still great D by JL.

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  5. Does anyone know why Smart put Lin in? Foul trouble? Defense?

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  6. Probably a command from Lacob -- "Let him have one last chance to show what he can do."

    LOL. JL is yanked and the Rockets immediately go on a run -- Kevin Martin hits a wide-open 3 with no guard getting back in time.

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  7. Law is a terrible defender. He just sits back and does nothing.

    Haha, Warriors about to lose another one with Lin on the sidelines. Eat dirt, Smart & Riley.

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  8. Funny stuff. If Lin goes to D-League he can laugh his a** off at the Warriors -- "I come in, we go on a run. I leave and the team collapses. Yeah, send me to D-League, morons."

    Seriously, JL is too nice for his own good. Hope Smart is fired or D-Fish retires and Lakers sign him next year.

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  9. 3 guards were working. Why did they change?

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  10. Because Smart is an idiot who plays favorites -- and he refuses to let rookies like Lin and Udoh take credit. Acie, Lee, Monta must be happy at all times, no matter how many games they lose.

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  11. smart made a good move and a TERRIBLE move.
    good move is to take out lin at the 5 min mark and make subsitutions
    TERRIBLE move is leaving acie law in and vlad.
    reggie williams should have been in for law and udoh in for vlad... lineup for the last five mins should have been ellis williams wright udoh and lee but no. smart isn't smart enough to know that acie law provides nothing offensively except for running the offense somewhat efficiently - he can't shoot and he can't play D.

    bravo kieth smart.

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  12. agreed, should have let that unit try to win it. they deserved it and they didn't look gassed. if lin does go the dleague, it's a blessing. he will be confident knowing what he can do given minutes in the show, and will up the stat sheet if given 30-35 minutes a night. he's done it his entire life, did in summer league, and will do it at the dleague.

    question to the forum - why don't they just let go of charlie bell? why's it got to be lin getting canned? bell is awful, and his jerseys don't sell. give me a break

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  13. They were playing better defensively, but giving up too many offensive rebounds and 2nd chance pts.
    Jeremy Lin had a lot to do with that comeback from 6 down to 4 points up.

    Radmanovich was getting killed by Battier. Martin was killing Ellis.

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  14. Unfortunately, Wright was Wrong tonight. Ironic that the best combination was Lin, Ellis, and Law. Never thought I'd say that.

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  15. Terrible move was taking Lin out and Udoh out. The only good move was putting them in.

    Law is garbage; no defense and no better than Lin on offense. He also refused to pass it to JL even when JL had the space and position to create -- selfish POS. Dude wasn't even good enough to be 3rd string on the Grizzlies! Even Bell is way more proven than Law -- Bell can shoot it if you give him regular minutes.

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  16. oooooooooodoh!!!!!!!!!December 20, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    Smart says, "Lin plays hard."

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  17. "Ironic that the best combination was Lin, Ellis, and Law."

    Law had nothing to do with it. It was Ellis shooting crazy, Udoh grabbing boards and blocking shots, and Lin hustling on both ends. Law adds nothing -- good or bad. He just avoids TOs ball-watches on D and collects a paycheck.

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  18. Smart says, "Lin plays hard."

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    Lin thinks, "Smart sucks hard."

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  19. udoh + lin = love lol j/k

    but really, a good coach would immediately learn from what happened today. defense at the point guard and the center position is critical to any team's success. just think about it. when you stop an opponent's point guard, you take away half of their offense. most teams need their point guards to handle the ball most of the time and they are lost when the ball isn't in their hands or they can't drive.

    should the opponent's point guard be able to penetrate pass lin, then a udoh type player with his length, size and blocking abilities should be able to take care of the rest.

    now, i'm serious about lin starting over curry and udoh over lee. see how freely monta plays when these guys take care of the defensive duties for him. this is a recipe for success keith smart!!

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  20. Keep on SteaLin'!!!!, Keep on BlockLin'!!!!!December 20, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    Energy Guy = Not NBA ready??? WTF! The purpose of a energy guy is to unselfishly make your teammates play better and the hometown crowd more louder!!!

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  21. Glad to see Udoh get huge minutes and a great game.

    How does Law go 0-5 from 3 pt range and not get benched? Now Law is shooting 7% from 3 pt range. If Lin went 0-1 from 3pt, he'd probably get yanked.

    Knowing the logic of Warriors management, they'll probably send Lin down to DL after this.

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  22. call me a fangirl or whatever but i am thoroughly convinced that smart does in fact hates lin. there i've said it.

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  23. Keith Smart, when asked if he knew he was going to use Jeremy Lin in tonight's game, had this to say at the post game press conference:

    "I had no plans. I just felt.. again.. I looked down there.. You know, the guy works EVERYDAY. Everyday he calls the coach, and he's in there early morning, working in the gym. I can't overlook that. I gotta look at guys who work hard, who want to work hard all the time. He did that.. He does that. You know, he's still gonna make his mistakes. Maybe he is still not ready to be an NBA pro player yet. But he works hard, he tries to do what you want him to do. He came in the game and played hard. He tried to defend some people. He came in with the group to get us back in the game. My intention was not, on my roster, to play him tonight. He got in, and that was it."

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  24. Given tonight's small-ball experiment's results, what do you think the odds are of seeing it again tomorrow against Sac? Curry sounds like he might not be back until the Christmas game.

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  25. the UDOH and LIN DUO worked it tonight http://yfrog.com/gzbeocdj

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  26. k. smart has to go. acie law continues to get lin's minutes when it's obvious the team is worse off. i never really wanted to say that smart did not like lin but it's true. another season of "entertainment" basketball. i hope lin go to a real team like the jazz or spurs.

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  27. smart is so unprofessional. the kid has already faced so many uphill battles to get where he is at. people never gave him a chance. and now his own coach is using every once of his powers to smash the kid's career just so he can save his own job. i can't believe there is so much politics going on in a game of basketball. smart can say what he wants in the interviews to sway opinions of fans who don't know better but i don't think he can fool lacob who is the man smart should try to work with. i believe riley is also playing these silly games. these two guys know their jobs are on the line and they want everybody to think that their style of basketball is without flaws. that's ok because all lin has to do is to show these guys up even if he gets put into a tough position.

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  28. Did Smart really say that Lin might not be an NBA pro player yet? You've got to be kidding. Lin is already the W's best defender (individually and team defender, I might add) and contributes offensively even without scoring. To state the obvious, he is an NBA player, which is defined as a player in the NBA. This kind of backhanded "compliment" shows either that Smart (i) does not know how to evaluate talent, or (ii) that he is maliciously shooting Lin down for whatever reason. If Lin had stayed in and started really stuffing the stat sheet, I wonder if that would have offended Smart.

    Regardless, congrats to Lin on one of his better home games. This makes me more certain that I will only watch and support the Warriors if he is in uniform for them.

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  29. congrats to lin! it was fun watching him and udoh play great defense today and making a huge impact on the game. sucks that they lost. and smart's words were disturbing. kinda takes the air out of all the bubbles but again, congrats to lin and udoh!

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  30. Can someone upload Lin's block!!???

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  31. Yeah, I just watched the post-game comments on the CSNBayArea website, and he said just what C-Dub transcribed. I think that says it all as to what coach Smart thinks of Lin. He even went so far as to say, "... not ready to be an NBA PRO player..." meaning, yes, he is in the "NBA" but he isn't a "pro" player - like saying he isn't a "real" NBA player yet.

    That is a shame but the guy is entitled to his opinion. Hopefully, if Curry is still out tomorrow, Lin and Udoh will gets some more minutes and make sending Lin to the D-league that much tougher to do.

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  32. smart hates lin, confirmed. it's also a racial thing. he'd rather see his black buddy Law play. just another huddle for lin to play in the nba and that's racist coaches.

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  33. Btw, did anyone notice when Lin came in the game and they ran some play that after he passed the ball, Lin was telling David Lee where he was supposed to be and where to go (Lin was motioning with his arms)? I was a little surprised Lin would have the stones to correct his all-star teammate.

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  34. lin is the pg. kinda surprised because it takes a lot of confidence. if lee was having a fit over that he's just an a-hole instead of working with lin as teammates.

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  35. Actually, David Lee seemed cool with it.

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  36. Smart, there is a reason you are losing so many games. freakin noob coach.

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  37. The coach doesn't seem to be watching the game or the scoreboard. He doesn't notice that Lin was stopping dribble penetration by Lowry and Brooks. He doesn't notice that the Warriors tied the game and took a 4 point lead while Lin was in the 4th quarter.

    He doesn't notice the defensive side of things. He only cares if players knock down jumpshots. It's still very much a Don Nelson quick trigger 3-point shooting team.

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  38. the coach was an assistant for don nelson who doesn't care for defense. he just using what nelson taught him and that's to play no defense and hope you just score more than the other team.

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  39. the jlin effect in effect tonight. it's not a measurable statistic. its what he's been doing at all levels since he started playing the game. when the team needs a steal he will provide. when it needs a block he will provide. when it needs a rebound and a kick out for a three he will provide. nba coaching and acumen is completely overrated... witness, the minimum three times in the second half that Golden State got beat on curl cuts trailing their men. no adjustments. no decision to go over the top or to have the man guarding the screener at least bump the curler. awful. and when you can't see that and take care of that there is no real chance you are going to see and understand the jlin effect.

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  40. found some videos:

    lin's double clutch layup:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msPAH1YdH-c#t=8s

    monta getting burned on defense:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIhjHTb-aN4#t=30s

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  42. last shot of the night...
    in an article the other day detailing the bench's woes, charlie bell said something to the effect that "it's hard to get your rhythm when you don't know when you're going in." in response to this, ksmart said "when i was a player, we were always ready to play."

    first, what coach would ever say this to a group of professionals that he's coaching? they'd just laugh particularly when... it's not like ksmart ever was A PLAYER. I mean if michael jordan or larry bird or magic johnson we're saying this I might understand -- even then it would be a bad idea -- but Keith Smart was NEVER A SERIOUS NBA PRO PLAYER.

    So... this is our coach and the man who is deciding the fate of jlin.

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  43. I honestly think Smart is jealous -- believe me, it happens in every profession. You can't stand to see someone like you (a "fringe" NBA prospect who gets by on smarts/skill) succeed where you failed. That's why he plays Acie Law, who is very athletic and a lottery pick, but a proven scrub.

    Smart had to wait many year for his Big Chance at head coach. So he doesn't see anything wrong with JL spending a year in D-League -- even if Lin doesn't need/deserve one. I don't think Smart hates Lin -- he's just stupid and petty. And this last game proves it. He tried to fix something that wasn't broken and lost the game.

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  44. you can see jeremy lins rebound and assist here

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

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  45. Very subtle play by Lin on the spectacluar block by Udoh. If you watch the replay, Lin is the first one back, he streaks by a loafing Radmanovic to run in front of the player, slowing him down just enough (and not fouling him) so that Udoh swats it from behind. Agree that those two might be the best defense combination right now.

    My other thing is in this game it was still
    Law > Lin, but #7 has much more upside whereas Law is pretty much as good as he's going to get.
    I'm statisfied with the game (from a Lin point of view) and hope other teams are taking note.

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  46. Here's hoping Jeremy gets a little run tonight. Right now his development level is about the same as Pooh Jeter, also a rookie. Upside is greater of course, but minutes are needed. Excellent result when Lin shows he can guard someone like Aaron Brooks (in combination with Udoh, not the other Warriors who are matadors)

    When Gadzuric, Biedrins, and Curry return that'll probably be it. I am still favoring a waiver or d-league.

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  47. oops, meant "waiver over d-league"

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  48. Man, great to see JLin actually got to play last night. The fans were hyped and the place seemed electrifying during that mini-run they had! But then, after that little burst, Mr. Smart calls a time out and changes the whole atmosphere of the game with the substitutions...the result, another loss. Isn't this another fine example of Smart not knowing how to coach? Even a casual fan can see and understand the situation on the court...why change it up when you seem to have things working, the fans are cheering, and the whole place rocking?

    Udoh and JLin played some great defense...you yank them out, and the result is the other team scores 40 points in a quarter! :) Smart is unbelievable...Mr. Lacob, please do us all a favor...cut the guy loose. He is unqualified to coach, and his post comments are naive and bordering unprofessional. Put in him on the sidelines where he belongs...so that he can be the Warrior's biggest cheerleader without impacting the games.

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  49. i 2nd that. lin getting waived means a new opportunity on a better team. we all know he can play and lots of teams are looking for point guards. and lin happens to be one with solid defensive skills. but i seriously doubt lacob would allow it. he is a bigger fan of lin than any of us here. but he needs to get rid of riley/smart, and trade monta for a bigger shooting guard to make things work for lin and turn the organization around.

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  50. I think Lin has made a good enough impression on the other teams' scouts that if he was waived next week, other NBA teams will offer him a roster spot.

    He played some solid defense last night and contributed to some spectacular plays on both ends of the floor. The only mistakes he made defensively were:
    1. After he blocked Hill's shot, he lost his man, Aaron Brooks, on the inbounds play and allowed a wide open look from 3. Luckily Brooks missed it, but Houston got the offensive rebound and Lin was forced to foul Brooks sending him to the FT line.
    2. Lin did a good job of cutting off Brooks with time winding down. Almost leading to a shot clock violation. Then Brooks hit a contested 3-pointer.

    At first it seemed like another lucky shot by Aaron Brooks, but looking back at the replay, Lin was in the air trying to contest a right-handed jump shooter ... with his RIGHT hand. He timed his jump right, but you are supposed to have your LEFT hand up to contest the right handed jumpshot.

    These are just minor rookie mistakes, easily correctable. But other than that I didn't find anything wrong with his game.

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  51. Blackie,Blackie, Blackie, with all do respect, the contest a right hand shooter with the left hand is completely over the top. EVERY pro contests with their dominant hand probably 90 percent of the time. How many shots did you see michael jordan block with his left hand or even contest? c'mon, blackie! If we were to start picking out the lack of fundamentals and poor play in the NBA we could blog all day. Last night Lin made an impact and let's leave it at that... the jlin effect in effect. More time or Free Jlin!

    ps... to prove I'm not a fanboy, Jlin was actually late getting back on that udoh block. He didn't sprint when the ball went through the hoop on the other end but at least he hustled his ass off to make a difference as previous poster noted. Warriors should spend three hours a day on transition defense. Very few guys on the team get it at all... and they get killed constantly.

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  52. Here's a clip of Jeremy's block on Jordan Hill.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGSF5kUm2e4

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  53. i felt that defensive sequence is one of lin's finest. he stopped brooks from multiple attempts to drive on an isolation at the top of the key. that's a very difficult thing to do in itself let alone against a very quick smaller guard. he melted the clock down and forced brooks to make a play 3 feet behind the 3 point line. unfortunately for lin, the ball caught the bottom of the net. but that one defensive sequence immobilized the whole rocket's offense. udoh's hassling back to block a shot after his put-back-ally-oop-dunk was quite amazing too.

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  54. We also gotta hope that other GM's have been keeping tabs on JLin as much as we have! LOL

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  55. keith smart should be sent to the d-league to learn how to coach. he blew it twice in a row. prior to this game it was against portland where carney and reggie lead a come-back and smart called a timeout just to pull carney out but did not even have a set play for the last shot. the result was a loss with monta missing the shot.

    smart's assignment for this season was to facilitate with the rebuilding process which means all he had to do was develop young guys and incorporate a style of play that best suits his core and newly acquired players. he elected instead to try and win games and yet failed miserably at that. he dismissed the new owner's one and only picked player before even giving the kid a chance. and now he is trying to play down the kid's worth just to save his face and his job. if i am lacob, i would be furious. nothing has been achieved from the coach so far this year.

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  56. tonight's game will be interesting. will smart play lin and udoh significant minutes tonight? i bet he will.. if he wants to keep his job. before, the game at home vs the wolves was a must win for smart. he had brought in acie law and still lost 2 in a row. the win against the wolves saved his job but not for long. if he does not play udoh and lin (especially lin) in tonight's game and end up losing to the kings, mark my words, keith smart will be fired.

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  57. My nomination for the "energy" squad: Lin, Udoh, Amundson, Ellis, and you pick-em. Gadzuric if there's a lead, maybe Law (everybody be nice,)

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  58. Just watched tape of the game. Question, 18.5 seconds left in the game. Smart puts Lin in. Why? To say he's playing him? What's more, Monta is still in the game. Why? No need to post a reply. We all know the answer.

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  59. i think lin's defense on aaron brooks was the best i've seen him on defense against one guy. he was sticky and aaron had no place to drive in. he forced aaron into a very tough shot and it luckily went in. 9/10 times it won't go in. warriors need to learn how to defend like that.

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  60. I think the coach really sucks for the warriors. Kieth Smart does not know his players well. Warriors are better with Don Nelson and win games. why did they take Jeremy lin and udoh out when the warriors had the lead verus Houston? They where not even tired. Fired Kieth Smart is what i say.

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  61. Kieth Smart can't coach! He doesn't know how to rotate his players and use them. They could have beat Houston Rockets with Jeremy lin and Udoh in. They where both playing good defense. Kieth Smart will be fired soon.

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  62. The kid has had to overcome significant obstacles to get where he's at today. The Warriors don't deserve him, and are planning to send him the to D-league. I hope he finds a new team asap who realizes his skills! And for the love of god, someone please fire that newb coach Keith Dumb!

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