Monday, December 27, 2010

Jeremy Lin Going to the D-League


I guess my post from 12-22 was accurate. Jeremy is being sent to the D League. The minutes at pg should be good for his development plus we get to watch. Here is some quick Reno Bighorns information:

Upcoming Games:
12-28 (Tues) vs Tulsa 7:00pm
12-30 (Thu) @ Bakersfield 7:00pm
01-01 (Sat) vs Idaho 7:00pm
01-02 (Sun) vs Idaho 3:00pm
01-05 (Wed) vs Iowa 7:00pm
01-07 (Fri) @ Utah 6:00pm
01-08 (Sat) @ Utah 6:00pm

Watch all games live for free at NBA Futurecast








91 comments:

  1. Good that i just went back from arena that could be the last game Jlin had a DNP-CD. Will rejoin the game in arena when he is back.... meanwhile channel will be switched to watch NBA Futurecast instead :)

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  2. oh well, goodbye trying to watch warriors games online.. Hello Futurecast.

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  3. oh well, Jeremy will just have to make the best of the situation. Just please tell me that he will actually play ahead of Miles, otherwise his agent should really request to be waived so another team can pick him up.

    Still find it weird that you watch archived DL games on *future* cast.

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  4. where in the website do you watch archived DL games? I can't find the link for it

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  5. he will obviously play ahead of miles, reno is our affiliate/farm team and part of their job is to develop our players.

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  6. it would be insane to waive a guaranteed $$ contract, it's not like other teams are breaking down his door. he won't have a job.

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  7. Great! I'd rather JLin get minutes and playing time in D-League than sit on the bench. This way, I won't have to watch the Warriors to see if JLin is going to get any minutes. This may also be a great opportunity for JLin to improve his game as a point guard. As he mentioned in one of his interviews, getting back to the point guard position is something that he is still learning...and I think with more playing time, he'll improve considerably.

    Excellent, I can't wait to see JLin play! I'm sure a lot of his supporters and fans will be following him wherever he goes!

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  8. You've got to hand it to the kid. He has handled the situation well in interviews, etc. I'm old enough to be his grandfather and gripe all the time about Law, Smart, Riley, et al. He plays on which is what he should do. No doubt he will experience success in the long run.

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  9. Any one want to buy a home and away JLin swingman jersey? Wore each of them once (home - 12/5 to Cheesecake Factory in Walnut Creek and away - 12/11 to friend's dinner party and to the bar at 389 Grand in Oakland) so no more than 3 hours of wear time each. $70/each and free shipping.

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  10. jlin makes a reno debut tonight 7pm!
    http://www.nba.com/dleague/reno/lin_101228.html

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  11. Changed my Sacramento Charter/Party bus to go to Reno. Agree that the best thing to happen is for JLin to play out his contract rather than seek another team. They will keep him because Law is slipping and we're about to see the real him. The thing is the backup guard needs to play good D. Despite the win, Acie was getting schooled by Jrue and others.

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  12. I'm curious, in the Rusty Simmons tweet, Lin says that he will be in the D-league for two weeks. Is that what the Warriors told him? I assume so because why would make up a number. But that coincides with the guaranteed part of his contract expiring. So I wonder if whether or not he gets waived depends on how he does in the D-league.

    Either way I hope he does well. If not for the Warriors then perhaps for another team.

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  13. Keep on SteaLin'!!!!, Keep on BlockLin'!!!!!December 28, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    What jersey # will JLin7 wear tonight? I guessing #4 which he wore at Palo Alto High and Harvard, since DJ Strawberry currently wears #7.

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  14. Warriors fans can watch Lin and the Bighorns every game live, online, for free. by logging onto NBA.com/dleague

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  15. O.G Joe Lee yee yeeeeeeeDecember 28, 2010 at 3:53 PM

    warriors weekly with jlin.
    http://www.nba.com/warriors/multimedia/warriors_weekly_videos.html

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  16. chicken wang chow dang ya under stang yada a mangDecember 28, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    jlin starting pg tonight, check it out
    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/The-10-man-rotation-starring-Jeremy-Lin?urn=nba-301221

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  17. LOL This week's Warriors Weekly is basically all JLin and a segment on warrior girl Natalie, who is smokin' hot!

    Take the time to work on your game, JLin. You'll be back with the big club before you know it!

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  18. The Warriors Weekly Segment on J Lin. Great Marketing....I think I'll go to a game...oh wait....NBA Futurecast instead...awesome, I just saved 50 bucks!

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  19. I can't believe Warriors marketing is still trying to milk JLin's name, even after he's left the team for the D-league.
    They probably dont think very highly of the fans intelligence.

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  20. "I can't believe Warriors marketing is still trying to milk JLin's name, even after he's left the team for the D-league."

    I think the reason is that Lacob (and JL's agent) still believe in him strongly. But Riley and Smart don't. And Lacob said he wouldn't interfere with day-to-day basketball decisions like Cohan did. But they can't stop Lacob and Rowell from promoting JL.

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  21. lol. lin with a steal on his first defensive session

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  22. Lin needs to tell his bog to come out so he can run pick and roll NASH style. Right now, we know he can play D, but can he play offense and be efficient. This is the D LEAGUE SON, better fill up that stat sheet!

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  23. HE'S HURT....DAYAM

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  24. yikes lin tweaked his ankle on the last play before the half..hope it's not serious

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  25. Lin in ~7 minutes of 1st half action? 9 pts (3-4 FG), 3 steals, 1 or 2 rebs and 1 TO. Miles running the point, though, so no assists yet.

    Ankle tweak not serious, he was walking normal after a couple steps.

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  26. I'm at the game, he will walk it off fo sho!!

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  27. did he NOT get foul on the last play? c'mon no respect in NBA is one thing, no respect in NBDL... lame... for the user who is at the game... was that not a foul??

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  28. Lin looks to be okay

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  29. Yea fo sure dude I was thinking that, tix were only 10 bux to this game and I'm front row

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  30. Me and my brother are the only Asian people here and I'm wearing Wisconsin sweater

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  31. bro... Lin looked AWFUL so far in the second half...

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  32. Yeah, Lin doesn't look good at all. Being outplayed by a bunch of scrubs.

    And D-League ball is SO ugly. Never watching this trash again.

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  33. Lin looked great in the first; bad in the second. He's not being outplayed. If anything, he's being too cocky and making stupid mistakes like picking up dumb charges.

    D-League is slop ball. Warriors play slop ball. Not sure how much there is to learn from either.

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  34. Lin looks like he's trying to do too much; he still doesn't look clam or relax on the offensive end... too early to say that he can't keep up in the D-leauge... his first half was okay but so far his second half looks like he has no idea what he is doing

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  35. D-League is where you work on your shot. Or just prove that you're better than the average scrub. The only thing that D-League can really help JL with is his jumpshot. Otherwise, it's better for JL to be inactive and simply practice with the Dubs.

    Just saying.

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  36. wow, Lin has ZERO offensive of awareness. One dimensional

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  37. notice how these scrub commentators concentrate so hard on lin's every move?

    lin drives and gets fouled.. "oh lin got bailed out again!"

    miles drives and charges.. "oh it's a charge"

    lmfao

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  38. Great first half but the second half was dreadful. It seemed like the team was totally overlooking jlin on the offense end during the last few minutes. Not a good thing when even D-Leaguers aren't respecting you.

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  39. This is Lin's first game with new teammates and new league. I like what I see. I rather see him push his game right now and quickly figure out what he can and can't do with D-League talent. I believe he is gaining his confidence back.

    Who are the announcers?

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  40. I'm starting to lose hope in JLin. I don't think he is as good as I/we thought. Getting depressed.

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  41. what lin needs to realize in the nba and dl is, there is NO SUCH THING AS TEAMPLAY. you have to play one-on-one and beat your man on the offensive end. forget about "running the point" for now. that will only lead to his (and many other's) demise in the league. he needs to develop a scorer's touch first then distributing will come easy. nash's jumper's allows him to move freely on the offensive end even though he isn't that fast or athletic. kidd's superior vision and passing skills sets him apart. so unless you can shoot like nash or pass like kidd, you aren't going to be successful in the league as a point guard.

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  42. I thought it was okay. The second half, he has an ankle tweak and the altitude doesn't help. As the other guy said, patience.

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  43. ya I think that's right. lin is trying to play team ball which doesn't really exist in the nba and definitely doesn't exist in the d-league where people are fighting to just get a contract. interesting dynamic too with the existing point for reno aaron miles who lin bounced out of the backup pg spot in training camp. I'm sure that's not any part of why miles wasn't actively involving lin in the offense tonight.............. lol

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  44. I think the D in D-League stands for Depressing. The basketball, the crowd, the cheerleaders, the commentators...

    Yes, patience...But really hope JLin isn't here for too long.

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  45. im a lin supporter, but how can miles involve lin in the offense if the defense knows all lins going to do is drive the lane?
    i like his aggressiveness but i think lin needs to show his jumpshot more.

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  46. Wow, everything is D-league in the D-league. Players, announcers, cheerleaders, refs, camerawork. It was a little hard to watch. Must be kinda depressing to go from the NBA to here.

    I must say, this wasn't a good sign for Lin. The first minute looked promising, but it seemed to go downhill from there. He seemed like he was making the same mistakes he made in the NBA (layups off the bottom of the backboard, driving wildly into big men without any options) but now he is doing it with the scrubs. His defense was just okay, nothing spectacular.

    I hate to say it but I thought Miles played better. Of course Miles has been playing all season with this team so that is to be expected, but how is Lin supposed to show anything? He doesn't have the luxury of time to earn trust and rapport with his teammates and coach to show he can be an NBA PG.

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  47. chicken wang chow dang ya under stang yada a mangDecember 28, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    give Lin time to get some chemistry with his team. from NBA to d league is a tough pill to swallow, but doing it with humility. also the only Asian player in the league, i'm sure there is a lot of racial judgmental comments. lets see how the next game look like, just keep supporting Lin and he will come through for us. Go Lin!!!

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  48. all right next game is at Bakersfield, who going?

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  49. jlin will have to play better than miles from here on out. miles will prove he should've been the backup point guard. this is good for jlin. competition and how sorry the d league is will make him step his game up.

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  50. Coach Musselman take:

    Lin came off the bench in his first game and coach Eric Musselman said he was impressed with the 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard."

    "He played a hell of a lot of minutes for a guy who showed up at shoot-around," Musselman said. "I thought he did a great job. He forced tempo, he's got great intelligence and he picks up stuff very quickly."

    Seems like Lin is growing in this assignment: 6'4 and 210.

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  51. LOL -- all you armchair "experts" bashing JL.

    Musselman himself praised Lin profusely even though Jeremy was hardly at his best. It sucks to see him in D_League, but if Smart won't play him, at least he can get minutes and his fans can see him in action. It won't last more than a month or two.

    He'll be back in time for a rematch with John Wall (March 2nd).

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  52. is it only a 2-week thing? the chinese media quoted directly from his interview,is it true? i read the nba news, but by no means it is a 2-week thing.

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  53. Warriors beat reporter says so:

    http://twitter.com/Rusty_SFChron/status/19581205225668608

    But either way, it's very temporary. Dude just needs minutes that Smart can't/won't give him.

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  54. I liked how Musselman got right into his player's face for playing bad defense. He called a timeout right after the center (Whiteside) got beat twice in a row and seriously gave it to him. I've never seen this guy coach before so I don't know how his X's and O's are but if he's that intense on his players on the defensive end in the NBA level, I'd take him over Smart any day. Speaking of coaches, I really think Greg P. of the Spurs should really look into getting Lin to play for him. This kid is every good coaches' dream player especially at the point guard position. Would be nice to have a guy that can slow down opponent's main point of attack and have the IQ to be able to execute designed plays like the rest of the Spurs.

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  55. the way smart is screwing things up lately, i wouldn't be surprised to see musselman get a shot with the warriors

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  56. musselman also took lin out of the game after he commited 2 turnovers in a row.
    im surprised lin got such a good review from musselman,
    his first half was excellent, but the the 2nd...very mediocre,
    Also, i believe lin isnt a player suited for a half court team, most of his points today came off him pushing the tempo.
    At least in the d-league hell get some time to develop setting up and getting comfortable running plays.

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  57. I think Lin just started trying to force things in the second half (Tulsa's D also firmed up).

    He didn't look nervous, but he seems to play best when he just plays the great solid defense he is naturally capable of and let his offense trigger off of that.

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  58. I think he played very well in the first half and also was OK in the second half when he when he was PG, except for the two charges. The commentators were really biased against lin in the second half--really bush league. He drives in and get fouled hard; they say he's bailed out. On defense he plays well and draws a charge; they say it could have been a blocking foul. On the other hand, when Miles gets a charging foul, they complain about the whistle being late (it really wasn't that late) and say the call doesn't matter. Any viewer who believes the BS that the announcers are saying will get depressed about lin.

    The problem with lin right now is that he's not even attempting a jump shot. In the D-league, everybody is throwing up bricks, so why worry? He should pull up on some of his drives and take a midrange jumper. With an offense that is mainly driving to the hoop, it is too predictable. He'll need a midrange shooting game to complement his drives to the hoop and later to do effective pick and roll. Without that, there's no way he'll make it in the NBA. I hope Musselman can help him get this part of his game going.

    Lastly, it is appalling to see how little team play in d-league...even much worse than NBA. At least in NBA there is a 2-man game on some teams with pick and roll, or an inside-outside game initiated through a low-post player. There was hardly a hint of that in this game. It's really more like a pickup game. Is all d-league like this?

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  59. His second half play can be attributed to the long drive up in the snow, altitude, and a twisted ankle. There's a few days to practice and adapt. The only thing disappointing to me (besides the announcers) as mentioned, was his reluctance to shoot the jumper.

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  60. There's a game Thursday, so he gets one day of practice and some rest. Ditto about shooting the jumper.

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  62. I think second half had to do with him tweaking his ankle, I was at the game and saw him on the bench still messing with his ankle and he also tweaked it again on a later play

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  63. next game i'll like to see him take more jumpshots. it's the d-league. you are supposed to work on your game. who really cares rather your team win or not. play to make it to the nba.

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  64. chicken adobe doe bloodDecember 29, 2010 at 1:02 PM

    i like to see lin go a the way to the d league finals and see him play in the all star game. if he stays till feb, we all should vote him in.

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  65. naka me chi do mangDecember 29, 2010 at 1:09 PM

    follow reno big horn on twitter to get lin update and news.
    http://twitter.com/RenoBigHorns

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  66. I heard the commentators for part of the game and they were definitely D-league quality. But the part about bailing him out with fouls was accurate. The first time Lin got too far under the backboard and still attempted a layup which hit the underside, the foul bailed him out of a bad decision. Same goes for the second time when he drove wildly into their two big men with no hope of scoring the layup and no one to dish it to. His only chance was to draw a foul and they obliged.

    As for Musselman, he WAS the Warriors head coach for a short while. I would not expect him back (his last name isn't Nelson).

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  68. rant cont:

    dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble, dribble... even jlin. everybody has got to put the rock on the floor. awful.

    PASS and MOVE!

    seriously... if this continues to be "the game" we might as well break it out into a league of 350 players who play 1 v 1 contests or teams of 2 that play pick and roll.

    Does anybody watch the celtics? They MOVE THE BALL! and, oh, they win a lot of games doing it...hmmmmmmmmm??? coincidence????

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  69. you are the one auditioning for yourself in the d-league. ain't no one gonna play as a team. it's one on five and may the best man win.

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  70. I actually watched the game again today and I tried to be as objective as I could knowing that I wanted Lin to do well. Look, he was not sharp in the second half, but the comments were really biased. If Lin got a call, he got "bailed out". They said that 3 times I believe. If Lin passed the ball, it was too late. If Lin went one way, that was the way he wasn't supposed to go. He actually didn't play all that bad. He played solid D and initiated many of the plays. If he brought the ball up too slow, Lin was too slow. If he went too fast, he walked into a trap. There really was nothing that he could do to win these guys. I think neither Lin nor the color guys did themselves any favors in that second half. When Lin played with some minutes, they talked about how it was the powers that be that asked for more time. I rather shut them off rather than listen to some vendetta they might have on him.

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  71. where do you go to watch the game again?

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  72. http://www.nba.com/dleague/video/dleague_futurecast_archives.html

    Then follow the directions

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  73. Things could be worse. Acie Law tonight: DNP-CD

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  74. Oddly enough, as rough as Lin played in the second half, he was +12 for his 17+ minutes which was tied for the highest on the team (Miles was also +12 but in 35+ mins).

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  75. Golden State loses as Hawks shoot 51% overall and 42% from 3. If only they had a more physical guard who could defend the perimeter!! LOL. Enjoy 12th place Warriors.

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  76. Reno Bighorns' biased announcers have an axe to grind against Lin, bashing him at every opportunity whether he makes a good play or not, whether he gets the call or not. This smells of bigotry, whether intentional or not. The bottom line is that Lin's stats were excellent other than a few turnovers, and he helped the team defensively as well as offensively. Just listen to Musselman, who clearly values D and smart play. Defense and rebounding wins games.

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  77. "Me and my brother are the only Asian people here and I'm wearing Wisconsin sweater"

    That was a really random comment, but cool that you are from Wisconsin (Madison?)

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  78. "Seems like Lin is growing in this assignment: 6'4 and 210"

    Well, Lin is 6'3" without shoes, but pretty much all NBA players (except for 7 footers) use their height with shoes. Curry and Ellis are 6'3" with shoes. Anyways, bottom line is that 6'4 is actually the more appropriate listed height since that's most NBA players use.

    Not sure about 210 lbs.

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  79. The last couple minutes of the first half was big on the +/-. They might have held Tulsa scoreless while stretching the lead to 17. In those 2 minutes, every Reno player on the floor probably went +10.

    JLin was forcing things in the second half. If the defense is clogging up the lane, maybe it's time to work on that jumper in game situation. After all, that's the purpose of d-league for someone like Lin. Shooting the ball and running the offense/distributing the ball should be his top priorities right now.

    I think the Reno play-by-play and color guys are just homers. The Bighorn players are their guys - kind of similar to Fitz and Barnett.. or St Jean. They know the players and don't like it when their guys have to sit to give a newcomer playing time. Still, it was strange as Lin was wearing a Bighorn uniform... Same team, guys!!

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  80. Interesting article about another rookie whose NBA adjustment isn't going as smoothly as expected. Overall #2 pick Evan Turner is also going through some rough patches. So just a reminder that some patience is needed. Even a lottery pick may need a longer than expected adjustment period.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=mc-turnersixers122810

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  81. I totally agree with you C Dub on all three points. I hate it when Lin gets blocked by the bottom of the backboard (happened twice last night). I looks ugly and it isn't something you see NBA players do (you'll it a lot from me on the court though). If the defense is there, pull it up and shoot.

    As for the announcers, although I agreed with the two "bailing out" calls, they were definitely tilting against Lin. In particular the two charge calls. One was called on him when the guy was clearly still moving and the other when Lin was clearly set and took the charge. Both times the buffoon "Analyst" (who reminds me of the equally buffoonish Henry Wolford on CSNBA) strongly sided against Lin which was ridiculous.

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  82. yeah definetely agree with the announcers not giving lin any slack.
    one thing i noticed with lin is that he doesn't really move without the basketball?
    i'm not sure if its because of the lack of practise he had with the bighorns or whether his role is to stay on the perimeter, but im yet to see lin make a strong cut to the basket in the nba or nbdl.
    Hopefully Lin gets some quality minutes and uses them effectively tomorrow!

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  83. Lin will have to become a star in the DLeague if he ever wants a long-term career in the NBA. Terrence Williams tore up the D League in 3 games averaging a double-double before being traded to Houston. Let's hope that Jeremy's dream is not just to fill a roster spot in the NBA, but that he can be the star he's been at every level.

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  84. D-league is really a rough and tumble game. I've got a concern that Lin stays healthy. It's a good time for him to show he can make the mid-range jumper.

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  85. nobody moves without the basketball! its not just lin. its the brand of basketball thats being played these days. its awful.im afraid what we're all witnessing is a good player being forced to try to excel at playing a bad brand of basketball. the funny thing is... when the celtics, the heat, whoever are MOVING the basketball and themselves they are their most successful and fun to watch... its when we watch one guy or two guys dribble the ball for twenty seconds and just try to breakdown their guy or take some god awful step back and everybody stands around and watches that the game turns ugly...and whether it dwade or jlin...the heat or the littlebighorns...there's no difference. free jlin! free THE GAME!

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  86. Yeah we are here for the Rose Bowl Wisconsin v TCU but was snowboarding at Tahoe and staying the night in Reno when I saw he was playing across the street from our hotel. We got a nod from Jeremy after the game and saw his parents who were standing next to us. Jeremy gave us the eye contact and nodded his head as he quickly looked down to not draw attention. Probably was thinking, "damn these Asian fans follow me everywhere"
    Either way it was the best $10 I've probably ever spent.

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  87. another game on tonight! Are we getting a new thread or do we have to continue this one forever???

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  88. we will continue this until lin makes it back to the nba. looks like the admin of the blog jumped off the lin ship with lack of updates and she calls herself the #1 fan.

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  89. What did they mean JLin will only be playing on that team for 2 weeks ? Does that mean he's going to be waived from the team after 2 weeks ?

    Oh well, Reno Bighorns are now my #1 Favorite team :)

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  90. haha anon 2:50pm, you spoke too soon as the admin already started a new thread

    he will be in the dleague for just 2 weeks because he will be playing for the houston rockets after that.. mark my words!

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