Game #2 against Bakersfield was a well needed confidence boost for Jeremy. After finally getting more than 20 minutes in a game, Jeremy responded with one of his best efforts as a pro. JLin looked very comfortable taking and making 2 of 3 three pointers. His toughness and competitiveness was very evident, especially after getting fouled and hitting the floor hard. He was very aggressive throughout the game and was rewarded with a parade to the free throw line. This is the Jeremy Lin we've been waiting to see. Off course, this is the D League and Jeremy is still struggling a bit with his handle and assist to turnover ratio, however it's still a good start. I was hoping that this type of game would happen in preseason. Instead, the Warriors for some reason had Monta Ellis playing 35 mpg and JLin barely getting a sniff.
Anyway, Coach Muss will be great for Jeremy. He is an experienced NBA coach and I really like his substitution patterns and just how he has the Bighorns playing. Although they lost, they play hard on defense and actually have a semblance of an offensive system. His Bighorn teammates seem to give him his respect as well as he is in the process of gaining more and more by his play on the court. This looks like it'll be a very good thing both for Jeremy, and us the fans, getting to see him play extended minutes. Look for Jeremy to start getting close to 30 minutes per game this coming weekend.
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To watch 1/2/11 vs Idaho 3pm. Click here.
To watch a replay of Jeremy's impressive game against Bakersfield. Click here.
Stats from JLin's Game #2 in the D League:
Looks like the statistician missed a block and at least 1 steal