my prediction is 0 minutes tonight after yesterday's disastrous outing (in smart's mind)
Is it available to watch online?
where can i watch online?
Your optimism is depressing.
There's a link at ATDHE.tv -- but it doesn't work.
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lol did I see the words "at least 10-15 minutes"? Did you do the math yet? The starters need at least 40 minutes again so at most JLin can get is 8 minutes. I predict 0 - 4 minutes at most. But 90% chance of 0 minutes after yesterday's performance.
you are way too optimistic... i am pretty sure smart won't play Lin tonight (and probably wont play much the rest of the season, as soon as acie law comes back, lin will either be back in the dleague or back to wearing a suit)
Hey blog admin, turn on required registration for comments. People need to register but can still post as Anonymous if they want by changing the name they use for posting. This would help you prevent stupid comments and spam. DO IT.
What's the point? Season is over for JLin, probably won't even be back on the blog now that he left D-League and I can't even watch the game here. Oh well, thanks for this site its been good.
the warriors are down 22 at the half so maybe lin can get some minutes.
Ummm, this is Coach Dumb *ss we're talking about.Warriors as currently constituted are obviously a play off caliber team (rolls eyes)
smart figured since the warriors are making a comeback from 14 down to just 9 down, he'd better stick with his starters to get it all the way down to 0. and now that they are trailing by a whopping to 23, he figures he should play the starters to try to bring it back to 14. wow, what a double-down buffoon! in his mind, they are still in contention for the title.. so sad.
also, after playing his starters for 40+ minutes each night, he blames a rookie point guard. he can't keep making the "no point-guard option" excuse anymore especially when he doesn't play lin.
man, this coach is really dumb. the starters right now are tired and standing around looking like zombies after a game yesterday. he still wouldn't put lin in.
lmfao! lin looking at keith smart as to be saying "Me coach? did you just call me?!". then williams gets off his seat and heads for the game
Lin's coming in, I think.
lin came in and make an instant impact! a very nice drive and a great defense on nash (twice!). moron monta then makes a bad turnover pass inside when lin was wide open on the wing
again! great d on nash. forced nash to make a bad shot
now bell in in. what is smart doing? playing all backups? he wants to blame this one on lin again?
seriously, NOONE is playing any defense except lin. what kind of defensive coach was smart? bs
Shoulda taken that open jump shot.
lin was pretty awesome so far. commentators, "he's a player"
solid defense on nash tonight, he gave nash just 1 foot of room and still managed contain the drive and contests all 3 shots. when curry was guarding nash, he gave nash 3 feet where nash drained multiple 3's and able to drive and dish. what a huge difference in defense. lin also grabs 3 rebounds in a short time and forced a to.
Warrior's bench is getting pounded even more than the starters. Sun's bench is pretty darn good though. At least Lin is getting playing time though, help build confidence and rhythm; good to see him playing.
no one wants to pass to lin except udoh. bell had lin open on a fast break but decides to take it (and miss) himself. williams had lin at the wing but instead drives into 3 taller defenders. morons
Lots of energy out there, but Warriors look like 5 random players put together during a pick-up game.Looks like what I thought D-League ball was supposed to be (a lot of one on one ball).Still good to see Lin get some actual playing time, though.
brandon write is just aweful
Reggie absolutely refuses to pass it to Lin, and then chucks up an ugly, contested brick every time. He benefited from Nellie ball and indifferent competition last year, and now he has an ego?
I think he doesn't move without the ball enough
lin's smothering defense is pretty awesome. made his man force up another shot
Look, amongst other things Lin has to work on, he has got to learn how to fight through the picks better. He's getting picked off way to easy. Every time that happens, it give the other team an open shot somewhere.
11-2 run triggered by good defensive stops
Jeremy keeps trying to bank it off the glass...silly shot. Take it to the hole, JL.Great defense, though. He's the only guard on the team who knows how to defend without gambling for a steal or fouling.
Honestly, there don't look like there are any organized sets out there.Enjoy that Lin is in the game, but I wouldn't read too much into this hodge podge of players Smart has thrown out there.(Lin does seem to be rushing his shot a little, but he has proven he can make it when he settles down)
@ February 10, 2011 7:59 PM WRONG but nice try. he is fighting successfully through all the picks. what are you watching? curry was lazy on the picks all night and allowing nash to make the 3's and/or drive.
good decision by lin to not rush a shot with the clock winding down. he drove and fed the open williams for the 3 attempt (but got fouled).
starters are burnt out! Smart to the D-league
lead down to 21
Great bounce pass by Lin in transition.
nice dish to b.write on the fastbreak triggered by great defensive stop by udoh
lin contested a shot but it fell in. just bad luck
lin misses a technical shot. ahahhahaha. what a loser
Yeah, no other NBA player has missed a FT before.Lin has a Harvard degree and an NBA contract. What do you got, Anon 8:08?
Seriously though, he needs to start sinking some shots.
Lin's pressing on his shot.He has shown he can shoot in D-League, he just needs to settle down now that he is back in NBA.Even in D-League, he shot much better in natural flow of offense, rather than forcing up shot.Give him time and some more playing time at NBA level.
at least lin had 0 turn overs. but omg warriors bench is horrible overall, on both ends.
Despite forcing his shot up, Lin is still + /- 0 for the game.Acie Law would have been - 20 this game.May not look pretty, but Lin is still much more effective than Law as back up point guard, even now, and even still being nervous and rushing his shot.
The Good: J Lin gets in the game, I didn't get to see the game but he grabbed 3 rebounds, made a couple assists, and had a steal.The Bad: 1-5 shooting, his NBA shooting percentage is just terrible. In the NBA, you have to EARN your shots, i'm tired to all these complaints saying to give J Lin the ball to shoot.The Ugly: Obviously, a blowout game. Nobody had a good shooting game.
My only disappointment was the missed free throw. The good news was no turnovers. That's a key at this point. I thought he did pretty good on ball defense too. Nash wasn't able to shake him. I even saw Smart give him a pat.
jlin was completely awful tonight. at minimum, he should play harder than everybody on the court and show that he wants it BAD. he's playing like hes entitled. EARN something. I was in his camp until now. He floated around like he some established NBA game who was part of a blowout, not a guy trying to prove himself. awful, awful outing. even Denzel Charlie Bell outhustled him. and he's playing drunk. shame on jlin.
i don't get it, why didn't Smart keep in his starters? how else are you supposed to come back from 30 points down if you don't play the starters 40+ minutes?
Didn't look pretty at times, but he was still + / - 0 for the game.Plus, he was basically thrown out there with 4 other pick up game players, who at least at beginning of fourth quarter, looked like they just wanted to play one on one basketball. Looks like they did settle into offensive sets later in fourth quarter, but Lin is not going to be able to get a good number of assists if he doesn't have skilled players around him.He was pressing on his shot, which to me suggests he, in his heart, still is not confident he is truly an NBA caliber player. I think his outstanding performance in the D League proves otherwise, he just needs some more playing time and needs to be allowed to make a few mistakes along the way.As I said, despite his poor shooting, he was still + / - 0 for the game. What else does Smart want from a back up point guard at this point? (basically let Curry rest on bench for a while).
To Anon 8:24,Actually Steve Nash had a great shooting game, but I was wrong in my predictions saying JLin wasn't going to play. At least he got minutes, but his game might show that he needs more time in the D-League because his offense was terrible for a guard.
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Video clips, anyone?Lin should have been credited with another assist near the end of the game, with that great pick and roll with Udoh.I'm not giving the blogger credit for his "at least 10-15 mins" prediction because these were not legitimate minutes due to a 30 point blowout. =) If Charlie Bell can get 16 mins, then you know they're not legitimate minutes.
awful game? are you kidding me? he missed 4 shots but had a very well rounded game overall. sun's defense was outstanding. everybody missed shots. i didn't think he rushed anything. he looked composed and went for his shots. they just didn't fall for him. for the people who only look at his shooting percentage and claimed he had an awful game, they didn't really watch the game. so many trolls on this board
Him and Udoh are the only players in non negative +- numbers.That I think is a decent game from Lin, but Smart seems to want more offense. I am just glad he got some minutes even if it's garbage time. I just hope he can continue to get some minutes. But it sure seems like no one on the team trusts Lin other than Udoh. Which makes sense they are the two rookies. And both are defensive minded players.Here's hoping he gets in another game in the future.
it's not that they don't trust him, but they know what their coach wants -- pretty offensive stats. when you are a bench player and get put in with 16 minutes left in a blowout, you're not thinking "let's go team".it's like a d league mentality where you are trying to put up some numbers and make a case for more future playing time and to get your contract renewed. only udoh didn't do this because he's a lottery pick and doesn't have any of that type of pressure.
nash's comment on lin.."i can't shake that dawg yo"
Good idea to require registration to post on this site. The diverse ideas are welcomed but some of the comments don't make sense. Please note that it is generally agreed here that one must watch Lin play for a while to fully appreciate his game. He did generally well, especially on defense. If you are just looking at box scores and see "1-5" you will come to the wrong conclusion.1-5 shooting comes as a result of the clock running down and him having to shoot jumpers over Gortat. The free throw? Well we are going to see the wonderful "he needs to...." post again. Nice gesture though by Williams to let him shoot. I'm with those who want to see him handle the ball well. For those who actually follow his career (and hope he does well) props to coach Musselman for having Lin come off the bench instead of starting, so he is used to that role. Also, whom do you find more annoying, "Eat" or "Fitz?" "Disgustin" seems to have gotten it. If you don't understand this question, you should definitely register before posting. lol
Wow, Coach Musselman had high praise for Lin yesterday on KNBR:http://www.knbr.com/HOSTS/DamonBruce/tabid/597/Default.aspxIIRC, he said his greatest value is that he gets team extra possessions during games, and that, AT WORST, in 2 - 3 years, Lin will be a solid back up point guard who actually contributes off bench.
@MichaelThanks for the link. Musselman might be a candidate for Utah coach if the Jazz keep their same philosophy.I do get the feeling listening to him that he thinks Lin will end up on another team eventually.
Commenter from previous post was right on:"All the starters except Bied and Curry had 40+ minutes today against the worst team Nuggets. Tomorrow is going to be a massacre... I predict at least 10 point loss."
that wasn't hard to predict. you'd be correct most of the time just by saying 3/5 starters played 40+ minutes and they will lose 10+ points in any game.
Warriors coach and front office needs some reality now, and that reality is that the Warriors will not make the playoffs. Currently, the 8th place team in the Western conference is Portland, which has a .538 winning percentage. That translates to a 44-38 record for the last spot in the playoffs.In order for the Warriors to get to 44-38, they would have to go 21-9 the rest of the season, which is .700 (higher than the Lakers current win %). That ain't happening. Statistically speaking, the Warriors have a 0.4% of making the playoffs.So quit overplaying your starters like you're trying to make the playoffs, and develop your players. If anything, it'll get you better draft picks. I know the Warriors fans are tired of "rebuilding", but this is where we are. Look at the Bulls, they drafted Noah and Rose for a nice foundation for years to come. Warriors need some lottery picks.
I was reading Coach Musselman's recent comments about the Princeton offense ( http://www.27x7.com/2011/02/09/27x7s-10-questions-with-former-kings-warriors-coach-musselman/ ), and also his comments about how Lin's trade value has skyrocketed because of his D-League performance, and wonder if some NBA teams that run or want to run the Princeton offense are interested in trading for him.Based upon his performance with the Big Horns, if he had appropriately skilled teammates, seems like he could thrive in that system.
he doesn't need "skilled" teammates to be effective, he just needs teammates that plays within the system and a coach that teaches fundamentally sound basketball. warriors are a street-ball brand of basketball without any designed plays nor defense.
Jerry Sloan to the Warriors.