Thursday, December 30, 2010

JLin D-League Game#1 Review, Game #2 @ Bakersfield 7pm


Game #1 Stats:

17 min.
10 points
3-5 FGM-A
4-4 FTM-A
5 Reb
1 Assist
1 Steal
3 TO's
+12 plus/minus

Jeremy Lin's first game in the D League was a mixed bag. In the first half he looked pretty good offensively taking it to the basket and finishing. He also had a nice wrap around pass to a big man under the basket. In the second half, he looked like he was forcing things a bit, over penetrating and not taking the open jumper.

I think it will take a game or two for him to get things going but I actually like Coach Musselman and the players on this team. Patrick Ewing Jr., D.J. Strawberry, and Aaron Miles are all guys who are marginal NBA players who are trying to get called up as well. JLin can also learn a lot from Miles on how he attacks the defense quickly but usually under control.

What I'd like to see as we've said many times before is JLin taking the open jumper. Also, make better decisions with the ball in terms of taking it to the hole, pulling up for the mid range jumper.

Watch JLin's D League Game #2 @ Bakersfield 7pm here: Lin Back In Action Tonight

88 comments:

  1. naka me chi doe mangDecember 30, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    i think lin is going to be in d league for 2 weeks cuz of contract deadline on jan 10 then some of the guys on warriors gonna get cut. i dont think lin is one of them b/c hes just too much of a marketing asset to the franchise, but maybe bell, gadzuric, radmanovic, etc.
    i say hes stay at d league get some playing time, build his confidence up and work on his game. we would not want him to go and make a fool of himself on national tv with what he did in the 2nd half.
    tonight game will be a good one for him, b/c he had time to get to his teammates and work on their chemistry. GO LIN!!!!

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  2. Why would any1 get cut. We have 15 players on the W's roster and 12 always get suited while 3 sits. JLin is still occupying one of the 15 spot even when he plays in the DLeague. This isn't like minor league baseball, the only reason why Lin would get cut is for money because of contractural agreement.

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  3. naka me chi doe mangDecember 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    idk maybe they dont want to pay them their full contract and save some money for players like carmelo.

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  4. Yeah, I doubt they waive JL for money related reason. He dont cost that much. Then again, his jump shot is awful, need to get a quick release or something because his jumper is questionable. He should be DUNKING that ish though cuz read he does that all the time in Warriors Practice.

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  5. If you saw the game, Lin caused at least two more steals (didn't get credit though).

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  6. Jeremy lin makes a 3!!

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  7. By way of CHINA? These announcers really are D-League quality.

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  8. WTF.. Jeremy Lin by way of China... Cmon man, he went to Harvard! SO far, Lin is looking like he is in CONTROL

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  9. Jeremy Lin two 3's

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  10. Lin makes another 3. He's playing off the ball though.

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  11. Wow another charge lol

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  12. yeah, 2 turnovers, for lin =/
    but im liking his stroke, looking very smooth today!

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  13. Yeah, JL's being super aggressive -- that's what he's there for. He got blocked a couple times without whistles because he wasn't aggressive enough.

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  14. *blocked in the NBA, I mean.

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  15. Lin with a GREAT drive and kick...but his guy misses the wide-open 3. Story of his life.

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  16. wow, that was a seriously nice drive and kick by lin!

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  17. this is awesome! i love HD and i love FREE. hope lin stays in dleague longer than 2-weeks. i hate watching monta

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  18. ugh, another turover for lin

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  19. Sloppy TO -- Lin's handle needs work more than anything else.

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  20. By way of China....

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  21. Argh... nice half quarter then he falls apart in the second half of the quarter.

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  22. ^^^^^^^^
    definetely agree with the comment on lins handle,
    might just be me, but he really looks uncomfortable going left

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  23. the end of the first quarter was ugly... his handles needs work but looking better than the first game

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  24. his handles are fine. some people concentrate too much on lin. sit back, relax and watch the game. btw, ebanks sucks!

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  25. This could quite possibly be the highest rated RENO viewed game on the web/futurecast! from 2 viewers to 2+

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  26. lin almost broke out his "bruce lee's" lol

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  27. lin got selfish there (got it from monta). should have passed it up to #11

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  28. wow JLin getting superstar calls? he IS being more aggressive and hogging the ball more.

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  29. hahaha, lin getting super star calls with that one.
    hes being very aggressive though, good to see, but youd expect bakersfield to adapt soon.
    his defense is really nice, he hasnt been credited for a steal yet, but hes caused at least 2 from what ive seen

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  30. lin got to the free-throw line more times than the whole warriors all season

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  31. No, you got to establish you can score behind you start making passes in the D League. For every foul that doesnt look like a foul Lin gets, makes up for every no call he gets when he gets wacked in the arm/face/etc...

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  32. he's gotta make his FTs...

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  33. Carl's bro can shoot

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  34. FTs are no big deal -- two were missed because you can swat the ball off the rim in D-League.

    Lin isn't playmaking as much as he could since he's the best scorer on his team right now. And Reno is playing from down.

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  35. gotta hit those free throws.

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  36. lin +16, I'm sure everyone noticed the two reno runs were when they put lin in. he does so many of the little things that make the team better, especially on defense, just getting in the way of the other teams offensive sets. this is why smart overlooks him, I honestly don't think he can/wants to see these things. being a great asset in the nba isn't just the crowdpleasing driving to the hoop and pretty finishes (although that has its place too)

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  37. lin back at the line. how many times has monta gone to the line all year? lmao

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  38. naka me chi doe mangDecember 30, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    knocking down the ft's, naka me chi doe mang!!!

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  39. hahahha, great half by lin, really agressive, yet has shown his shooting touch early with the two 3's,
    his defense is hard not to notice, hes stopping drives and causing loose balls endlessly
    please keep this up next game

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  40. 15 points (4-5 FG) in 15 minutes. Great defense plus a couple steals and a swat, to boot. He's so much better than these D-Leaguers...except for his PG skills.

    I know D-League is slop ball and his teammates miss shots, but it's not about the assist numbers. Just show you can run the play you want, JL>

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  41. lin's gotten bailed out twice tonight... superstar calls or what? he is playing much better tonight though

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  42. 15pts for the first half!! I think he needs to be a shooting guard than a PG.

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  43. He shouldnt worry too much about passing, it aint what the d league is about. We all know he can pass and defend but the question is his offensive game. He needs to score and score..

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  44. he doesn't have the physical tools to be a sg in the nba -- in the d league or college yes. if he wants an nba career he needs to become a point guard -- ala s curry (still in development)

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  45. Finally Jeremy Lin can play! I know he's not playing in the NBA, but he will get there again, I'm sure that some coach will notice someday that whenever JLin is in the game, his team does well, regardless of his stats. His defense is great, because he's intelligent and athletic. He's getting development time that will turn him into the NBA player that we know he can be.

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  46. agree he needs to aim for 30+ a night to get some attention. the question mark on lin is whether he has any offense. he needs to show that he does.

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  47. lin would be a perfect fit with kobe in the backcourt since kobe wants to handle the ball most of the time and lin can shutdown the opponent's point guards. laker's should really take a good look at this game and lin's defensive abilities.

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  48. lin doesn't belong here at all. smart never gave the kid a chance. law belongs here. actually, smart belongs here and musselman/lin belongs in the nba.

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  49. Jeremy Lin by way of China... ha ha! Seriously who ARE these announcers?!? Jeremy's looking great tonight.

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  50. what!? you can't get excited after a dunk when you only get to play ~10 minutes a game? lol. the dleague is already so Zzz!

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  51. the d league is really horrible though seriously, most college games are way better

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  52. lol how many patrick ewing jr's are there?

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  53. bad turnover there=/

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  54. do guys decide to trap whenever they like in the dleague?

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  55. two games in a row that lin gets picked while setting up the half court offense...

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  56. sweeet reverse layup by lin!

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  57. again, you guys are looking WAY into things. who cares about the miss/made ft's and who cares about getting picked 2 games in a row. that has nothing to do with his handles. ebanks is a long and fast player and will get picks no matter who you are.

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  58. lin back at the line AGAIN

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  59. bakersfield trying to deny lin the ball. lol have fun with the superstar treatment while it last. once you get back into the nba it's back to scrub treatment

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  60. jlin +21, leads all players

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  61. D-League won't help him be a better PG, but it could give him more confidence scoring-wise. He's getting MJ calls because he's attacking fearlessly and he made two 3s out of the gate. He also had a Monta-like finish (reverse-layup w/ left hand to beat the shot-blocker).

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  62. can all you get off the live feed. all 10 of you watching is hogging up my bandwidth.

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  63. LOL. The lead evaporates whenever Lin checks out. Same as the Warriors...

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  64. this 4th quarter is SO dleague..

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  65. ok im off. you can get on

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  66. musselman doesnt trust lin in crunch time...

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  67. lol no. they can't just give away all of mile's minutes to lin for just 2 weeks just like that. they have to ease into it. it's all about respect in this league

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  68. Yeah i think musselman did the right thing by not putting Lin the last minutes.

    Maybe in the next 2 games he will start to though, and the players will understand

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  69. 9:23 has it right, miles has been playing all along for this team and will be there when lin goes back up too. musselman has to give his man some respect and let him play the final minutes. even though we see what happened...... lol

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  70. Ebanks and JLin talking at the end of the game.

    Devin: Yo, we need you in LA.
    JLin: I'd love to play with you. Smart is killing me in Golden State.

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  71. 9:31

    LOL GREATEST POST EVER ON THIS BLOG.

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  72. How about the two "security guards" who also have to double up mopping up the floor....

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  73. Definitely up and down for JLin. He seems a little soft on D though. He doesn't fight through screens hard enough and has had lazy feet lately. Saw that with the Warriors towards the end of his time there and was hoping he'd pick it back up with Reno. He MUST have 100% effort on D all the time - so everyone knows they can count on that. His offense will hopefully come along as he gets used to the level of play.
    Crossing fingers... the +19 tonight was a great sign.

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  74. LOL - Lin *was* talking to Ebanks at the end of the game.

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  75. This is a World's record, it is the longest thread ever on a blog about a D-League player. lol

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  76. Enjoying the opportunity to see JLin play, d-league or not. One thing I already appreciate about Futurecast is that on the away game you don't have to listen to the Bighorn announcers.

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  77. @Ron:
    Amen to that! The Bakerfield guys are definitely better that the Reno chowderheads with the exception of the "by way of China" crap.

    Lin played much better today and looked like a far better player than anyone else on the floor. He even got some recognition from the announcers as the reason for the Reno comeback and showing why he was signed by the Warriors.

    Keep it up Lin!

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  78. Didn't hear the "China" comment. Agree that was out of line. My opinion of Reno's announcers remains.

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  79. LOL Right on about the Reno announcers. Too bad the next two games are at home....

    It was good to see Lin connect from outside the arc. He just needs to keep shooting when he's open and get comfortable enough to use the jumper. Overall a good showing tonight. Yeah it's just d-league, but he was without question the most efficient player on defense in the building. Plus he's showing the will to compete regardless of the situation. That's every coach's dream.

    That fall in the first half was kind of scary though.....

    Keep workin' and stay healthy, JLin!

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  80. AWESOME Lin. I want him to spend his first year just getting a lot of playing time outside of Ivy League competition. He will get confidence, improve his handles/jumpers. He should shoot at will in D-league to get that stroke. Monta misses more than he makes. Stop wringing your hands about his misses or blocked shots. If Lin played Monta minutes in this game, he would have scored 40.

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  81. Looking at the box score Lin got robbed of at least one steal and a block. I was just re-watching the first half and he clearly got both a steal and a clean block but the box score has a zero on both columns.

    D-league score-keeping I guess.

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  82. Just finished watching game #2. Futurecast is good stuff. I think Lin's contract is safe for now, especially with Law's recent inactivity. In a way, Law's signing was a blessing because I've always wondered why they didn't just move Aaron Miles up, whom I think Smart always liked over Lin but didn't keep him because of the contract situation. Now, I think Lin is better for the roster for the same reason a previous comment said about playing with Kobe. This thread is too long and I'm too lazy to find the time stamp. Lin is proving he would be effective playing alongside either Monta or Curry.

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  83. "lin would be a perfect fit with kobe in the backcourt since kobe wants to handle the ball most of the time and lin can shutdown the opponent's point guards. laker's should really take a good look at this game and lin's defensive abilities."

    December 30, 2010 8:21 PM

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  85. He is going to play better and better!

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