Jeremy had a very good showing this past week in the D-League showcase. Here is my overview of JLin since coming down for his second stint, including tonights game:
He has shown very nice improvement in both his passing and ball handling/decision making:
-1st D-League Assignment 4 games: Assist/TO ratio: .8
2nd Assignent 3 games: Assist/TO ratio: 2.43
-He is penetrating and dishing as well as taking it to the hole
-He has attempted a few alley oop passes (something we haven't seen before)
-Sometimes he'll just dribble all the way through under the basket not forcing up a contested shot
-He is cutting down on turnovers self caused by trying to do too much
-He is making the simple pass to shooters coming off screens
-He is using his left hand
He is playing with much more confidence and control in all aspects of his game.
-He is taking and usually making the open jumper
-He was actually posting up smaller guards
-He is taking the technical shots even though he is struggling from the line at the moment
-He has the respect of his Bighorn teammates as well as a good rapport with them
Statistically, he is filling up the stat sheet and the Bighorns are winning. Most importantly, he is showing all by his consistent, impressive play, he is a legit NBA player. No doubt, he has areas to still work on, but who doesn't? Yes, it is just the D-League too. Never the less, it's obvious to me that he has the overall game to make a positive impact in the NBA real soon, especially, for a team that needs help defensively. I believe it's still best for him to stay down unless someone gets hurt. However, with the Warriors in the middle of a soft schedule, Coach Smart desperately needs these wins. No way does he let JLin play any meaningful minutes if called back up soon. Also, ironically, no way do the Warriors not pick up their 2nd year option on JLin.
From RealGM: All-NBA D-League Showcase 1st Team
From NBA.com: All Showcase Team
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