Thursday, January 20, 2011

Reno @ Tulsa 5pm

Can't wait to see JLin play again. Seems like forever since his last game.

To watch, click here.


38 comments:

  1. vote 4 lin here at D-league digest.
    http://bit.ly/gLPR03

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  2. I'll be compiling a highlight video again. I usually look at the play-by-play report to compile the highlights, but if there are highlights that don't show up on the play-by-play (like great passes that don't get converted into points, or the scorer just misses it), please post the quarter, time, and a brief description.

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  3. In an interview w/ owner Lacobs, he said he was extremely pleased with Lin's progress and expect him back for next season! Just FYI...

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  4. hey thats good news!

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  5. can you post the link for Lacobs's interview

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  6. I just hope Lin gets one more chance at real time THIS season. The Warriors won't make the playoffs and JL should be activated in March.

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  7. Yes, and in Matt Steinmetz's chat today, he said he thought Lin was not starter or backup, but third guard (which I guess is better than not an NBA player, can't dribble penetrate to left, and can't shoot).

    If Acie Law is still in NBA, you know Lin just has to find team that appreciates set of skills he offers and has real offensive and defensive schemes to take advantage of his ability to make good teammates around him better from an overall team perspective.

    Law had a good game yesterday, but it still always seems starters have to dig out of a bigger hole than when they went to bench when he is in game. His horrible plus minus stats I think reflect how he can't stop ball at point of attack and whole defensive scheme of team collapses when he is out there.

    Lin can throw up bricks just like Law, but he can stop or at least slow down point of attack and maybe keep a few fouls off of Biedens and Lee.

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  8. "I have nothing but respect for Jeremy Lin. He's in an awfully tough situation and has handled himself well. I think best-case scenario for Lin is to be a team's third point guard. I don't see him as a backup point guard because he's not a true point guard and I can't see him handling that role on a consistent basis. I see him as a team's third point guard."

    http://www.csnbayarea.com/pages/steinmetz_chat

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  9. hopefully lin proves everyone wrong once again

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  10. Sorry couldnt find the actual Lin for Lacobs interview. On a separate note.. this is Lin's FT percentage (.661, 39-59) pulled it from the DLeague website. I really dont want to hear about fatigue, this statistic needs improvements...

    And about Law, he did have a good game, and while the bench struggled, I blame the entire bench and not just on Law. Law facilitated the best he can. Again, most have already alluded to Lins lack of confidence and appeared to be clueless on the Warriors offensive sets early on. I think the DLeague has def taken care of those two issues.

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  11. nice drive by lin, pump fake, draws foul
    couple plays before that, lin penetrates and creates opportunity for team mates

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  12. is it just me or does reno bighorn set horrible screens?

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  13. Someone mentioned before that d-leaguers pretty much stand around until they think they will get the ball.

    Regarding Acie Law, one thing that can be learned from him is that he doesn't commit many turnovers. True, he doesn't do much but it's important for the backup pg to take care of the ball.

    I have a feeling Jeremy will get another chance with the big club but for now I think this is very beneficial especially since the upcoming games are against higher competition.

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  14. didnt jeremy vs dyson in college, and lin scored like 30 on dyson?

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  15. nice long corner two by lin

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  16. I would like to trade this announcer for Dis-Gustin, Eat-Ham and 2 gelatos.

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  17. http://www.csnbayarea.com/pages/steinmetz_chat

    Steinmetz is giving Lin more credit now. Shocked, he use to say he was not a NBA ready player. 3rd PG improving, hopefully eventually considered a back-up.

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  18. whoooooo lin with the 3 at the end of the quarter

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  19. dude LOL great pump fake dude bit it so hard

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  20. Just 2. Bighorn players doing a good job finishing and Jeremy is getting some assists. No T/O too. Nice.

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  21. see how jlin's harrassment (near block) of the ballhandler caused that turnover, this is the kind of thing lin does regularly and not reflected in traditional stats.

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  22. another t.o. caused by jeremy (45s left in the 3rd)

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  23. Jeremy having decent game, but this game seems to show that Coach Musselman >>> Keith Smart.

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  24. another t.o? stat sheet only showed 1. you watching some other game?

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  25. sorry was unclear, I was talking about turnovers by the other team that jeremy caused with good defense. it's a stat that no one keeps track of officially but jlin is one of the best at it (think of them as near-steals).

    1 to by jeremy today, he is taking good care of the ball.

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  26. NOO missed the game winner

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  27. Aww he missed the last minute shot, JLin would have so been on the highlight reel if they won with that shot and gotten a better chance at getting back in the NBA. I like the announcer this time for Tulsa, he sounds a lot more excited about the game and doesn't seem biased on the Reno players unlike EatHam.

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  28. Did you check out the Asian dude making a video of Lin? Man, we are everywhere. lol

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  29. Too bad they lost. Jeremy did will with the assists though. The t/o was on a good defensive play.

    Garrett Williamson did a good defensive job on him.

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  30. I actually thought that Jeremy had an off night. His shots weren't falling and his ball handling looked messy in the second half. He would initiate a penetrating drive, then either partially or completely lose control several times. He is still showing good consistency and he should have been awarded more steals. Zero doesn't make sense to me. I like that Coach Muscle is giving Lin the final shot. He needs to be given that trust - then he'll trust himself.

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  31. Agree SKL. He struggled a bit tonight with his handle. He has to clean that up. He also needs to get easy assists, where he helps teammates get easy baskets. He had a three on one, but passed too late to the wing. He has to make a better pass. No excuses on those types of plays.

    The good. Even though he didn't have a very strong game, he still put up 15,6, and 5. He shot his free throws well going 5 of 6 and had only 1 TO. Also, even though he missed a few shots at the end, he is not afraid and wants those big shots.

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  32. Here's the highlights from today's game. I like his A/TO ratio of 5 today!

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  33. Good analysis from all. I too believe the number one thing right now is to limit turnovers a la Acie Law.

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  34. Interesting article on Ricky Rubio's court vision: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=5797316

    "I was struck by his ballhandling," Farrow says after watching YouTube highlights. "One often-forgotten element that really assists a player to process information well is that they have automatic control of the core skills. In Rubio's case, his ballhandling helped in a number of ways." It allows him to devote greater focus to analyzing the behavior of other players and more easily manipulate their subsequent actions. By wrong-footing defenders, for instance, he can deceive them about his intentions, buying time and space at their expense.

    If Lin can clean up his dribbling and truly make it automatic (Acie Law actually looks like a really good dribbler, he's just such a poor defender), I think Lin could become even more effective in finding teammates creatively when he drives to basket.

    Article also says developing great court vision also requires practice and experience, so consistent D-League playing time can only help.

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  35. If Lin doesn't stop penetrating then just stopping and almost losing the ball, he has no place in the NBA. He does this quite often. I've watched every NBA as well as D league games hes played in. I've also seen him play in person on a number of occasions. He's NOT a pg. He simply doesn't have the handle to be a NBA PG. Watch Sloan bring the ball up and start the offense. Then watch Lin bring the ball up. Its almost a struggle to bring it up if the man is pressing up on him. He was able to get away with it in college but NBA level defense is another story. Lin does excel more than Sloan in the open court. One of Lin's biggest strengths is his ability to rebound or get a quick outlet pass and push the ball in the open court. He usually makes the right decision, pass it to open teammate or take it himself. But again, his right dribble into traffic, then stop and get trapped and almost lose the ball looks very HS basketball'ish. Also he has almost no dribble penetration to the left and most of his layups are right side. Needs to be able to go either way.

    Heres my honest assesment:
    Lacob is obviously very familiar with Lin since his HS days. However, Lacob views Lin as a fan favorite 12th man. He never intended Lin to be a backup PG or really contribute significantly to the Warriors on the court. But Lacob realizes Lin's off the court value. He really wants this to work and for Lin to be one of those "fan favorite, everyone cheers when he gets in" type of players. For Lin to even be at that level, he needs to be in the D League to polish his game. Everyone seems to think Lacob is totally on jeremys side, he know what jeremy can do etc etc. Lets be real, I want Jlin to succeed, but I dont think Lacob ever really viewed him as a NBA backup PG, let alone a starter. I dont think he is either. He simply doesn't have the natural handle.

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  36. thanks for your input, Reality Now @11:12 AM

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  37. nice try reality now. but give it up already. we are all tired of you. just face the reality, lin IS in the nba and will be for a long time. he has a contract and is just on assignment while showing that he is quite possibly THE top player in the dleague right now. other teams are making offers for him right now but new warriors owners aren't stupid enough to let him go.

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  38. I like JLin and think he's pretty good. Overall he did OK this game, but did not stand out. At the end of the game, I don't think he did so well. He missed his last two shots in regulation, which could have won the game. Both were decent looks, but did not go in. Too bad. The good part is that Musselman let him take the important shots, which is good experience for JLin.

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