Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Warriors to Sign Acie Law


According to Alex Kennedy, the Warriors will sign vet pg Acie Law tomorrow, Thursday 12/9/10. Click here.

At this point, I'm not sure if it would be better for Jeremy to go down to the D League or stay up. Just in case, this is the Warriors/Kings D League affiliate: Reno Bighorns. My best guess would be that they let Jeff Adrien go since Amundson is back and Udoh will be ready in a week or two.

However, JLin being sent down may be better for his development. Look what some of the deeper teams have been doing. Luke Babbitt the 16th pick for Portland just got sent to the D League. Other 1st round picks playing there include pick #14 Patrick Patterson of Houston and pick #25 Dominique Jones of Dallas.

35 comments:

  1. Acie Law ? Even Aaron Miles would be a better choice than him.

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  2. lin won't be going anywhere. other players like b.wright, bell, and adrien are more likely to be cut. think about it. curry will like be out for some time with the signing of acie. so they still need lin. also, lin is lacob's kid, AND don't forget the marketing value of lin. kinda sucks though, as i would like them to either trade lin or cut him so that other teams can pick him up. i don't think he needs d-league, he just need a club that plays team basketball.

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  3. At this point, I'm not sure if it would be better for Jeremy to go down to the D League or stay up.

    Not happy that I was right, but I said that Lin wouldn't get quality minutes in the Spurs game. Despite a back-to-back game where the starters played 40+ mins, Curry got injured early, and the Warriors were getting whupped, Lin only got 3 min of non-garbage time. I do not consider this to be a better spot than riding the bench in Dallas.

    As I stated before, in Dallas, at least he could be mentored by one the greatest PGs and learning a lot in practice, even if he's getting less playing time. Lin's not getting any development in his current situation.

    I'd rather have him in D League getting starter minutes and actually developing and proving himself, so that when he gets called up again, he's already earned enough experience and credibility to play consistent quality backup minutes.

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  4. Acie Law's stats look pretty bad. He got cut by the Grizzlies last week. He was shooting 16% FG, 60% FT. Great.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/stats?playerId=3219

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  5. Even if law signs, he's not necessarily above Lin. I mean, Charlie Bell is a vet with nice numbers and JL is still above him on the depth chart.

    Adrien has played well. Bell should be released. He might find a home elsewhere, but he has no use on the Ws.

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  6. ah, c'mom, you mean punch drunk charlie bell is gonna get snipped...

    bout freaking time. he's an embarrassment just sitting there. throw in the towel!

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  7. cole aldrich is also in the D-league I believe. It may not be a bad idea

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  8. what a joke, don nelson dropped this sucker last year in favor of C.J. Watson, whom he did a great job developing. nelly would have done the same for lin. this is disappointing nonetheless.

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  9. d league would be good for lin. his development is being stunted barely getting any minutes and getting no quality minutes. 30 or so games in the d league playing a solid 25+ minutes per game would be a good thing for him.

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  10. D-League won't be much better. If Lin goes to the Warriors D-League affiliate the Reno Bighorns, he will still be playing off the bench behind Aaron Miles.

    On the other hand, Musselman is a far superior coach than Keith Smart.

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  11. man this is BS. some major BS.

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  12. JLinFan#1, nice scoop on Acie Law. I know you were just reposting another tweet, but this news was posted here before SFGate, Merc, etc.

    "If Lin goes to the Warriors D-League affiliate the Reno Bighorns, he will still be playing off the bench behind Aaron Miles."

    WTF? I just assumed Miles went to Europe or something after he got cut. Didn't know he went to D League. The worst case scenario for Lin is assigned to D League AND bench.

    According to the SFGate Warriors writer, they should be cutting Adrien.
    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/warriors/detail?entry_id=78709

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  13. D-league isn't going to do much for Lin. Lin already has 4 years of college basketball development. What Lin needs is to adjust to the NBA game and start dunking like he did in college. Be a showboater!!!

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  14. Why is this BS? Lin when he gets minutes just isn't producing. Partyly due to his teammates not finishing, partyly due to Monta ball hogging and not trusting Lin, but also partly bc Lin hasn't created anything significant in terms of play making. This has a lot to do with the fact that his teammates don't trust Lin. Lin can play and he'll be in the league bc of his marketing potential and because he's a smart kid with good bball IQ with size and athleticsm. He just needs to figure out how to run the point at the NBA level. he didnt run point in college so this is a rather big transition. Being a rookie guard on a team with Monta is going to make it difficult for anyone to develop.

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  15. Acie Law's stats are virtually identical to Lin's. They are the same size. Whatever happens to Jeremy, his agent must be happy because Law's contract is 5x what #7 gets. Many have claimed he's not ready, but no one has said he isn't able. If he's patient, in a couple of years he will be a rich young man.

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  16. Joe Alexander, former #8 pick who speaks better Mandarin than Jeremy, is in the D-League too!

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  17. this ridiculousness that jlin has to create stuff. lets remember a point guard by the name of john stockton. how many times did you see john stockton breaking people down off the dribble. 0.0.
    pick and roll yes. but let's be honest. the guy averaged 13 points a game for his career. jlin could easily score 10 pts a game for the warriors and dish out 5+ assists if he was given 40+ minutes of burn for this club. however, this club is dominated by curry and ellis, runs an offense that is based on creation and kick rather than something like the flex motion that they used at Utah. AND, stockton had Malone. and, they gave stockton the ball to run the break. jlin can't even get the ball to run the break when hes in... what a waste. wrong club for jlin. right owner. better hope smart gets fired because he has no clue of the value of jlin. it's not always about breaking down your man!

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  18. It's all good, the D-League will do Jeremy some good. It did wonders for Ramon Sessions.

    If Jeremy leaves the Warriors, he can always head down South and play with the Clippers where another owner will use him to sell tickets but at least he will have Blake Griffin to pass it too.

    Or better yet, he'll get a chance to develop with the Lakers and play alongside a team that actually makes the playoffs on a regular basis.

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  19. O.G Joe Lee aka yee yeeeeeeeDecember 9, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    warriors wavied adrien, hopefully lin can step his game up.
    http://www.nba.com/warriors/news/law_signing_120910.html

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  20. good news lin is not in the D league yet. i'm sure he reads stuff like this and knows his game has to step up. it's an unfair world in the nba like life, but he just needs to go out there and play his best game.

    sad to say i think if lin is assigned tot he D league, it's very tough to get called up. he would be better playing international ball than the d league.

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  21. @ Anon 4:14pm

    What are you talking about? JLin can still be sent to the D-League and still be a Warrior. He can be sent there 3x during the season.

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  22. just checked that story. wow. what a pick up! sounds like acie law is just the sort of punch this team needs to come off the bench...

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  23. lin is NOT suited for the warrior's type of game. unfortunately, there are only two teams in the league that runs an offense suited for him and that's the spurs and suns. noticed these two teams utilizes screens for their point guards which allows the point guards more options to either make a play with their court vision or slashing abilities. i would love to see lin in a laker's uniform though, as i sense kobe&jackson would like to gravitate to the spurs and suns type of offense for efficiency. and laker's coaching staffs are very talented and can probably pull it off. plus they don't take crap from lousy defenders even if they can score.

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  24. Jeremy's agent is from Texas. It's just a matter of time now.

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  25. I guess hindsight is 20/20 but if Lin claims that he had counter offers that were better than Warriors then why didn't he go to those teams? Don't stay in the bay area just because there are lots of asians. I mean, he's a basketball player, if he can win, he can go anywhere and people will embrace him. Like anything in this country, if you're better at it than other people, they'll give you respect and you'll have a job, I think he should've just gone wherever paid him the most and would've given him the most playing time, not at a team where there's like 4 pg's now. come'on, common sense Jeremy!

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  26. I think another problem is that Jeremy Lin is a leader and that worked really well in college and high school, but in the NBA everybody is very individualistic because of the high salaries and people's motivation for playing. Most want to win a championship but at the cost of losing playing time? losing future salaries? not being able to buy that new Ferrari? I don't think so. Lin is not doing bad for a rookie, he just needs a few years to develop and I think he will end up being a top 10 PG in the league. I mean he's proven himself to be a winner at every stage, so I don't see any reason why he shouldn't be able to do it this time.

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  27. he chose golden state because of the partially guaranteed contract and a "promise" that he would be playing on an nba roster. the mavs was out of the question as they planned to play him in the d-league.. he feels he is ready for the nba now. nobody know what the lakers or the other eastern team's conditions were. the lakers would have been the best choice.

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  28. lakers were gonna sign him for camp. that's it. warriors were best deal BY FAR.

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  29. Guys, relax. Nothing has changed. Lin is an NBA rookie who is a 3rd stringer with a good chance to be backup PG by year's end. That's pretty damn good spot to be in. Even many stars were in the same place as JL. He should get more PT, but life ain't perfect. And the NBA certainly ain't either.

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  30. So far, Lin has had a charmed career (glass half full perspective). He wins a state championship. Gets a good education at Harvard and also gets an opportunity to lead again. Doesn't get drafted, but somehow makes the NBA roster. For a part of the summer, I thought he was done. So let's not get discouraged - this kid seems to make it through a lot of adversities and that's what I like about him. He is the consummate underdog.

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  31. but... dont buy the car dealership just yet?

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  32. "what a pick up! sounds like acie law is just the sort of punch this team needs to come off the bench..."

    nice troll attempt, probably fake DSB again.

    "Don't stay in the bay area just because there are lots of asians... I think he should've just gone wherever paid him the most and would've given him the most playing time"

    That is an unfounded assumption. More likely Lin chose the Ws because it's his hometown, and it was the best situation for pay and playing time. Ws were the only ones who partially guaranteed his contract, so in that sense, the Ws paid him the most. Without a guaranteed contract, Lin would be one of the first to be cut. At the time (and probably still true now), Ws situation would give Lin the most playing time. Dallas and LA have more PGs, Lin probably wouldn't even get garbage time.

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  33. i would disagree with the him not getting minutes on the lakers. teams that blows out opponents on a consistent basis would probably rest their starters more often and early. and not to mention more garbage time. they would want to limit fisher and bryant's minutes as much as possible during the regular season. even with sasha and blake, i think the lakers would want to play lin (if he had signed with them) often just to evaluate what they have and what fits. on the warrior's, they are so desparate for wins, they just play anyone who can score and dismiss pretty much every other aspect of a player's game.

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  34. Jeremy Lin said he had greater offers from others teams during Asian Heritage Night, so either he's lying or he really did have better offers but just chose to play for his hometown team.

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  35. Acie Law sucks that is the bottom line Lin is far better than him. I don't know why the coach doesn't let Lin play. They need to go back to his college games, and see his playing style again. This guy has talent to be a good point guard. He actually plays defense. He should be the backup point guard, and Bell is a better guard than Acie Law. So I really don't understand what Golden State is doing, you sign guy who was cut from a team, and you don't use the people who might have a future in this league.

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