Understandably, JLin didn't get in against the Bulls. I don't think AC would have played either in this one. However, if Law is still out, Jeremy should get a chance at Law's 10-15mins. in the upcoming 3 games.
Mon Suns vs W's 7:30pm
Wed Nuggets vs W's 7:30pm
Thur W's @ Suns 6:00pm
I hope at least he gets a few minutes. Even in garbage time, he can show off his new outside jumper.ReplyDelete
Then maybe we will see Lin in Reno for Faith and Family night. He can be the guest of honor.
i LOLed at the Bighorns promotion: "Faith and Family night, $2 beers throughout the game"ReplyDelete
The consumption of alcohol in moderation is permitted under the Christian religion. The beer sold at most sports arenas contains very little alcohol. "And thus he turned water into wine"ReplyDelete
Jlin will not get any minutes as long as curry and monta are healthy. !! Smart likes Acie Law..that is why he constantly gets 15 minutes a night. He does not have the respect for Jeremy Lin so he gets 0 minutes.ReplyDelete
Jeremy Lin? Minutes? Keith Smart? Preposterous!!ReplyDelete
Just hoping that at some point he gets a few minutes to show what he can do. He may or may not gain Smart's confidence after that, but for now, the goal would be to prove he can play in the league. There will be someone who is willing to play him. His Rookie contract is a bargain for someone able to contribute 10-15 minutes at this point. After next year, he is in control of his contract and he will have many options.ReplyDelete
Reggie Williams has been coming in before Law recently, so I wouldn't expect that to change.ReplyDelete
Unless there is lots of foul trouble or a particular situation where Smart has a hunch (ala Houston game where Smart was looking for some energy in building and put Udoh and Lin in), I wouldn't expect Lin to get any meaningful minutes unless game is a blowout one way or the other.
Lin got schooled by Nash and Dragic on pick and roll game he played in, though no one offered help defense and let guy he was driving go all the way to the hoop uncontested (IIRC, this is game where Lin made some gesture towards Monta about why he didn't come over and contest layup after Lin's man had beat him).ReplyDelete
One thing Lin can learn from Law is how to totally stink up the place and still not draw any attention to himself.ReplyDelete
For Lin, I think that simply means not trying to do too much right away, trying to drive to hoop right away when there is not a lane there, or shoot the ball as first option in offensive set and let primary playmakers do their thing.
I think he needs extended minutes to show subtle things he does just because of his natural court awareness, anticipation, and all out effort.
Agree that Lin is a player that has to be watched for a while to be fully appreciated. I'm guessing that's why Musselman brings him off the bench, to show him he needs to get into the flow of the game immediately, but at the same time not make the kind of turnover we are now all familiar with seeing from him. Yeah, the lesson learned from Acie is not to do too much initially, just take care of the ball.ReplyDelete
As for pick and roll defense, Udoh will help that situation a lot. Lin's man up defense has been good and he is fighting through screens a lot better. Frankly, whether Smart believes or knows this, his best defender against Dragic is Lin. It would be interesting to see Lin v Dragic again now that he's played him before. Also, Dragic can't guard Lin at this point. As for Nash, whoa, let's leave him to Curry or Ellis.
I hope you mean 10-15 total minutes from the three games. 10 minutes per game is too optimistic.ReplyDelete
Nope, I mean 10-15 minutes in one game. Yes, I am the most optimistic person on this site. However, if it's 10-15 minutes total, I'll settle for that.ReplyDelete
Steve Novak called up by the Spurs: http://nba.fanhouse.com/2011/02/07/spurs-expected-to-sign-steve-novak/ReplyDelete
Trying to win a D League championship must be quite a challenge for a coach when players on team can change so much and so quickly.
D-League is a stepping stone to an NBA contract. The coaches and players understand this. They know that D-League championships ultimately don't mean anything in the big picture.ReplyDelete
Where can i watch this game online? Anybody got a good streaming site? :PReplyDelete
"Where can i watch this game online? Anybody got a good streaming site? :P"ReplyDelete
try it out here -> http://sporttychannel.blogspot.com/
warriors vs suns game tonight. Right now boston vs bobcats is streaming right now if you are interested.
Well, it has been a while since leaving a comment on this site...let's just say that it has been thoroughly entertaining watching JLin in D-League (tuned in to every one of his games). Yes, it's great that JLin is back in the NBA. But, I have to say, it must be hard to go back to a coach who is a bread crumb that needs to be swept under the rug.ReplyDelete
I am not going to "hope" he plays JLin...until he is canned and placed in the dust bin, I can hardly care what the Warriors do or not do. I'll check the stats and check to see if there are any highlights of JLin. But I will not dare to turn on the TV and wait for Beevus to play him. The clown has proven himself inadequate coaching at the NBA level, and more than likely, he'll play his ACDC any chance he gets.
The best news for JLin and the Warriors is the day Mr. Smart gets the red card..."hasta la vista baby"! Boy, that sure sounds great already!
Smart is a career scrub (as player and coach) who plays favorites for other career scrubs (Law and Radmanovich) and probably subconsciously is jealous of Lin, who he may feel was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, despite not getting recruited by Stanford after winning state championship against Mater Dei and also winning California Player of the Year.ReplyDelete
Unless he copies how Coach Musselman developed Lin, doubt he has any idea how to properly utilize this diamond in the rough (Lin seems much more talented than Danny Green, but Green really looks like he has polished his game with 4 years of great coaching at UNC). Lin's upside is much greater than Green, but is still very raw, and Coach Musselman probably has A LOT MORE to teach Lin if he goes back to the D League.
Dragic not supposed to play tonight: http://arizona.sbnation.com/phoenix-suns/2011/2/7/1979931/phoenix-suns-get-back-to-work-with-golden-state-warriorsReplyDelete
Still suspect Reggie Williams will get those back-up minutes, as he has been coming off the bench ahead of Law even when Lin was still in D-League.
So much hate for Smart. Actually, KS is not doing too bad lately and if you consider all the injuries, he is actually on the plus side. He has diagramed some nice plays out of timeouts recently as well.ReplyDelete
Smart does not play Lin because Lin is not ready to play in the NBA. Jackson, Popovich, and Sloan would do exactly the same. Stop with the lunacy conspiracies already.
And btw, Lin was never "California Player of the Year". There is no such a thing. He was named player of the year *in the bay area* by one newspaper (Sf chronicle). The other newspaper in the area (SJ mercury) chose other players for such mentions.
Lin also did not win "the state championship". Again, there is no such thing. High-school sports in California are divided into five divisions. Schools belong to their divisions based on enrollment numbers, not quality of play. Lin's school won the 'Division-II' championship. There is no overall state championship in California.
Plain and simple, given the talent on the Warriors roster, they should have a few more victories than they do.ReplyDelete
No one says they are out-performing, doubt many would even say they are meeting expectations given talent on the roster.
And Reality Now is really nit-picking when he says Lin didn't win state championship. IIRC, that Mater Dei team had quite a few NBA prospects on it.
Mater Dei was nationally ranked that year.
Don't think Warriors should be 500 right now, but they should be close Smart is such a great coach. IMO, they are underperforming given the talent on the roster.
Reality Now, what injuries are you referring to? Acie Law? I am not aware of any injuries to players that make an impact on the W's. The squad is actually pretty healthy. I disagree that someone can be considered a good coach just because he calls plays that were probably designed by Nellie.ReplyDelete
If Lin is not ready to play in the NBA, he needs to stay in the d-league to get some more work in. What kind of organization would call up a player who they have no interest in playing? The W's can finish games without Law, Bell, and Lin - as we saw in the game against the Bulls. It's just crappy management if they don't play him and then don't get him back to Reno in time for Reno's next game.
Yes, I think sometimes it's overboard to bring up CA player of the year or state champ. Those are irrelevant today. Most NBA players were considered players of the year out of high school, and quite a few won in their respective post season tournaments. Look at Danny Green - he was selected McDonald's All-American. Now he's in the d-league. Those titles are only useful if you want to whine about JLin not getting a basketball scholarship. Even JLin himself has moved on. He is on an NBA team now, isn't he?
"Lin was the runaway choice for player of the year by virtually every California publication." He was named first-team All-State and Northern California..."ReplyDelete
Reality Now, why don't you just go start an I love Career Scrubs Acie Law and Keith Smart blog.
Jeremy lin's game is gonna be streaming here tonight, hope he gets the minutes :)-> http://sporttychannel.blogspot.com/2011/02/phoenix-suns-vs-golden-state-warriors.htmlReplyDelete
If you go through the D League archives for Lin's games and start watching with about 5 minutes left in game, you will often see Lin come up with subtle plays that help break a game open so Bighorns win.ReplyDelete
And in his losses with Big Horns, they all came down to last play of the game (regulation)
He is a difference maker, because of his court awareness and ability to react quickly, not making the game winning shot. He just needs the right team and coach to develop that at the NBA level:
David Lee was injured for a significant number of games and has taken awhile to recover. The Warriors did particularly badly during that stretch and are over 500 not counting those games.ReplyDelete
The KS-diagrammed plays are good. They have even impressed the worst coach in the history of sports: Gary St. Jean who is mesmerized about them.
I am not nitpicking about the "state championship". It is what it is, just a one-out-of-five share. Palo alto was not even the best team in the bay area that year. And perhaps just for illustration out of the 'quite a few NBA prospects' in that Mater Dei team someone can name one who made it to the NBA.
Weren't you the one comparing how bad Lin's stastics were when Warriors were going up really tough competition (and with injured roster), vs. how great Acie Law supposedly was when Warriors were healthy and in easy part of their schedule?
If Keith Smart is such a great coach, Warriors should be overr 500 right now (outperforming) and within Lacob's target of 28 - 27 at All Star Break.
Not even close....
I did not say Keith Smart is a great coach. I said "he is not doing too bad lately", which is not exactly a great endorsement. I just think that people blaming Smart for Lin's outcomes are silly.ReplyDelete
And btw, the quote "Lin was the runaway choice for player of the year by virtually every California publication" is not a Wikipedia statement. It is a quote of a quote from suppossedly an ESPN article. Like most things in Wikipedia, it is 10% true. For fun, people could do their own search of "california publications" and see how many (besides SF gate) named Lin player of the year. Hint: don't waste your time.
The point of Mater Dei, Harvard, Summer League, and D-League is that we've seen JLin excel with our own eyes and he continues to be shoved to the back of the bus. We're just asking that he be given a fair shot. Of course, he had a rocky start and his supporters are probably the key source of blame for creating undue pressure.ReplyDelete
Udoh barely gets 12 minutes a game. Looks like Lin's bench will be nice and toasted tonight.ReplyDelete
Warriors down by 16 points in the 1st quarter.ReplyDelete
Maybe JLin will get 5 minutes in garbage time. The haters like Reality Now can blame him for losing the game when they were already down by 30.
Steve Nash looks so unhurried, just like Chris Paul.ReplyDelete
@Anon 7:53 "Lin got schooled by Nash and Dragic on pick and roll game he played in"ReplyDelete
-Stop trolling yo, JLin didn't even get to play yet. Maybe when they are losing by 30 points they'll consider letting him in finally since I KNEW that after playing 40+ minutes everyday the starters will get tired. Let players get 30 minutes a game and they can play better for a lot longer. Look at Monta, he sucks today like I said but coach Smart is a dumbass. Good job ruining GSW's only chance of the playoffs and JLin to show his NBA worth.
how could jacob keep smart as a coach for so long? tonight's blowout game shows exactly sub par coach could damage a team... really disappointed in the new owners...ReplyDelete
It seems to me. Business as usual. Poor defense, poor rebound effort. and mostly shooting from outside.ReplyDelete
W team sucks. It is KS responsiblity to prepare the game to slow down Nash. For now Nah have more than 11 assist already. What a shame fan spend money and time tonight.....
Can we bring Don Nelson back? Ugh.ReplyDelete
warriors already lost to suns couple weeks ago. there is *absolutely* NO reason for a blowout again. warriors as an organization needs to do a good job explaining to the fans what is going on here....ReplyDelete
>> Can we bring Don Nelson back? Ugh.ReplyDelete
nelson sucks...but seems better than what warriors have right now.... really pathetic
Journeyman, at best, coach, and flawed roster of players.ReplyDelete
damn it, as soon as it looks like jeremy might get some game time, wariors cut it to 13ReplyDelete
And you see why just straight offense will fail KS? The Ellis and Curry Show only works when the other team fails to play as a team and gives lots of TO. Against a team with Steve Nash, GSW got no chance with their poor defense. That's why JLin was good, he knew how to not only how to dribble penetrate but he was very good defensively to keep them for scoring. I may be overhyping JLin, but I'm pretty sure he couldn't be doing any more harm to the GSW than they are doing themselves.ReplyDelete
If JLin can't get any playing time in a game like this, the W's need to send him back to Reno for Friday's game.ReplyDelete
Northern California Division II Player of the YearReplyDelete
Northern California Scholar Athlete of the Year
First Team All-State
San Francisco Chronicle Boys Player of the Year
San Jose Mercury News Boys Player of the Year
California-Hawaii Sports All-State First Team
California-Hawaii Sports Scholar-Athlete of the Year
High School SportsFocus Player of the Year
Palo Alto Daily News All-Peninsula Player of the Year (twice)
lol @ anon 9:23,ReplyDelete
well that settles the argument reality now
Don't worry Anon 9:13,ReplyDelete
Monta and Curry need to play at least 40+ minutes before they can take a break so they aren't at that point yet to let JLin in the game. I suppose once Phoenix is leading by 20+ points and there's 2 minutes left, JLin has a 10% chance of getting in but that's about it.
grant the genius coach a multiple year contract. he really deserves one for a loser organization for multi-decadesReplyDelete
I just died.ReplyDelete
on the bright side, one more trip to Reno is available.
JLin + Smart = Lost CauseReplyDelete
I bet you the starters will get 40+ minutes on Wed, Thursday and will lose to Phoenix again on Thursday with the same terrible fg %s while JLin gets no time in either game because the coach wants to get fired. I mean even Bryant, Wade, James, and Nash don't EVER or NEED to play 47 minutes when its a losing game because the coach is SMART enough to let them rest for the next game. If they had a SMARTer coach*hint hint*, they would not play their starters 47/48 minutes and lose knowing they have 2 games coming up back to back. I hope the coach *cough* also knows that Pheonix has to worry only about the next game against *cough* Golden State. If this doesn't tell you the failure of the coach, then nothing will.ReplyDelete
LOL. To Reality Now, my conspiracy theory is that you are JLin, hoping to chill out the screaming fans who distract him on his foul shots. I'm still going to scream and come to your games Jeremy, so fess up and stop trolling on your fansite!ReplyDelete
Only reason why they brought J-lin-Win up was to boost ticket sales. Keith Smart Playing Lin? Heck no. You got a better chance winning the jackpot than to see keith smart playing J-lin.ReplyDelete
I can kind of accept that Smart doesn't want to play JLin. But why the heck did they pull him from the d-league?ReplyDelete
The Suns were hot from the 3pt line all first half (9 for 14?). Then Smart goes to zone defense. Frye hits 2 back to back 3's then Nash adds 1 more to nullify the 10-0 triggered by Udoh. Is it customary to use zone D to guard against outside shooting? did someone say Smart has been good lately?
I guess in Indiana, zone defense stops outside shooting. But it doesn't work once you cross the state line.ReplyDelete
My hope is that at some point Lacob will pressure Smart to play JLin. He could not do that if JLin had stunk up the Dleague, but Lin did well and should at least deserve a chance to show what he can do for the Warriors. The fact that Smart doesn't even give him 10 minutes a game is ridiculous and I hope the owners step in at some point.ReplyDelete
Bringing back Jlin was just for insurance in case Curry or Monta got injured or in foul trouble.ReplyDelete
I think he might be sent back down to D-League once Charlie Bell comes back from suspension or Acie Law can limp into practice.
Look who have "bad shooting and defense night"... D Wright (48 min last game), Ellis (44 min last game), & Curry (44 min last game). Right now I think Jacob should worry about Smart runs Ws starters to the ground and injure them.ReplyDelete
I rather want to watch JLin's game in DLeague. But this stupid recall screw...ReplyDelete
coach Smart needs to check into rehab... for addiction to Ellis and Curry. That's his solution to everything: We're playing a good team tonight, I better play them 40+ mins so we have a chance to win. We're playing a bad team tonight, I better play them 40+ mins cause we better not lose. We're down by 15, can't go to the bench because we need to score a lot of points to catch up. We're up by 15, don't want to squander the lead by going to the bench.ReplyDelete
Playing E&C 40+ mins is like a jockey whipping the horse. It works when used on occasion. If you whip the horse from start to finish, it's going to be counter-effective. Ellis is tops in the entire league in MPG. Which would be fine if it resulted in wins, but it's not. I'm predicting that Ellis' stats will drop off noticeably in the second half because he's getting worn out.
"My hope is that at some point Lacob will pressure Smart to play JLin."
I actually don't. Because then Smart will just give Lin some token 2 minutes of garbage time, which is worthless. During garbage time, all the bench players just want to score in those 2 minutes, it's worse quality basketball than D-League. I'd say garbage time minutes are more detrimental than DNP. Send Lin back to D-League until they get a new coach.
Past 5_month exerience taught this site that Lin should be in dleague polishing his skillsReplyDelete
for variety of reasons, majority agreed with. Unfortunately someones can't make right decision, including the one said "i'm as glad to be back with the team".
I just question if he play for ego? or play for God?
The top 10 MPG in the NBA are: Ellis, Rudy Gay, Durant, Dorrell Wright, Luol Deng, Aldridge, Wallace, Felton, LeBron, Rose. All of them except for Ellis and Dorrell are playing for playoff contenders, so it's justifiable. If you're not contending for the playoffs (Warriors only have a 0.6% of making the playoffs) then it's foolish to play them that much.ReplyDelete
I like real-dsb analogy of whipping a horse till its tired. Thanks for the link, I didn't know D. Wright was #4 for MPG(39.6), no wonder he's so bad. He can't shoot, he can't rebound, I'm not exactly sure what he does. They all might be contending for the All-stars, but if your team keeps losing and you play the most minutes, it makes the player look bad.ReplyDelete
the player doesn't look bad when all he does is shoot and contribute nothing on the defensive end while the rest of the team picks up his slack. warriors fans are so blind they only worship scorers. maybe that's because they've been losers for so long.ReplyDelete
The team can only send JLin down to the D-League 3 times a season. He's already been sent down twice. So now if they send him to Reno again, they can only recall him one more time and then he will sit on the Warriors bench for the rest of the season.ReplyDelete
Sad to say I don't think Lin will play any these next few games. I wold rather see him back in d-league till next season or a coach will play him. I don't want to see Monta and Curry out on the floor almost 40mins a game. There combined defense just is ugly against a team that has good point guards. GS was lucky to be able to come back. Phoenix was missing a ton of wide open 3pters in the 4th or the game would have been a lot uglier.ReplyDelete
Send lin down the last time and just keep him there till maybe next year. When maybe a coach will at least give him some playing time. He will also be gaining more experience. I highly doubt he is getting much done during this stint. You can already see that Lin isn't as into it as before.
Has anyone seen the practices? Is that the reason why Wright and Lin almost rarely get into the game? And why Amundson is all of a sudden not even playing?
Here is hoping lin gets at least 1second these next few games.
I agree. Send him back to the d-league so he can continue to get game experience. Bring him back only if you plan to play him. I don't care if Law's hand falls off - If the coach doesn't want to play someone, recalling him only interrupts his development. Riley and Smart should talk before making stupid personnel moves. Obviously they don't!ReplyDelete
Amundsen is injured, I believe.ReplyDelete
send Smart down to the D-LeagueReplyDelete
As someone who reads comments but doesn't post on jeremylin.net, I had hoped that Reality Now was exactly that: someone who would shed light on perhaps some of the negative realities in Jeremy Lin's story/game, even when it was unpopular to do so especially with many die-hard Jeremy Lin fans on here. Unfortunately, with his recent comments, Reality Now reveals himself to be the antithesis of his name, a practitioner of nonrealities: it's one matter to bring bad news when everyone else is blindly optimistic-it's another matter entirely to purposely lie and distort facts about Jeremy in order to belittle his achievements.ReplyDelete
To Anon 5:57PM,ReplyDelete
My favorite comment of the week.
So excited for the match tomorrow to see another 40/40 and GSW loss with no JLin playtime.
Novak called up to the Spurs after 2 games..ReplyDelete
have no idea why novak was in the d league at all, shooters like that are tough to find. with his height even tougher. pretty every team could use one... and at the vet minimum to boot, it's just a no brainerReplyDelete
Agree the Novak was a really good shooter, with size to boot. Too bad the Warriors didn't see this. He seems to be just like Radmanovic only paid several million dollars less. Here's my Fantasy Team that I would like to see play the Warriors in an exhibition game:ReplyDelete
and... unfortunately right now my center would be Patrick O'Bryant. Maybe he would step up knowing the Warriors dumped him although he deserved it.
looking forward to another 40/40/0 Warriors loss! (40 mins for Ellis, 40 mins for Curry, 0 mins for Lin)ReplyDelete
novak was in houston for a couple of years.. so i watched a lot of his games. great great shooter, pretty clutch too. in one of houston's 22-game winning streak, they were down by two with a several seconds left, and t-mac kicked out to him and he drilled a 3-pointer buzzer beater to win the game.ReplyDelete
but the problem is that he doesn't know play defense, he can't keep up with his man. so houston eventually gave him up, same thing with the clippers and dallas.
steve novak's scouting report:ReplyDelete
"3-point shooting specialist who is slowly carving out a niche for himself in the NBA. Has good size for a player with his shooting ability, but lacks the quickness and explosiveness to make an impact in other areas on the NBA level. Novak gets most of his offense in catch and shoot situations when spotting up. Doesn’t put the ball on the floor very often. Highly one dimensional. Lacks the tools to make much of an impact. Doesn’t have the length, strength, lateral quickness or explosiveness to effectively defend the perimeter or the post."
sounds perfect for the warriors!
please AC get well soon, so that the warriors can send JL to dleague and stop jerking him around.ReplyDelete
Acie and Gadzuric not playing tonight, so Lin will be suited up, though I doubt Smart gives him any minutes.ReplyDelete
Lin and Udoh may spark another comeback like the Houston game and make Smart look bad.
correction: Amundson and Law not playing tonight.ReplyDelete
no worries, if the bench starts a comeback, smart can just put the starters back in to kill the momentum.ReplyDelete
Yeah, exactly what he did in the Houston game (loss)!ReplyDelete
Coach Musselman would have starting inserting starters one by one so not to totally disrupt the positive flow of the game the bench was giving Warriors that game.
Novak is almost an identical player as the father of JLin's buddy, Steph Curry. Dell Curry could do only one thing and he had a nice career.ReplyDelete
the cure to GSW's losing season -- fire the FO including the coach. Guess it's not going to happen so GSW keeps losing.... same old story season after season!ReplyDelete
Hope Jlin going to get some minutes tonightReplyDelete
watch todays game Nuggets Vs Warriors here->
Game is on NBA TV if your local tv lineup includes that channel.ReplyDelete
is jeremy playing tonight?ReplyDelete
anyone notice that jlin doesnt sit next to the coaches anymore?
LIN on sideline waiting to enter game!ReplyDelete
lin is in!ReplyDelete
jeremy is in!!!ReplyDelete
Lin had one bounce pass to Radmanovich which Rad got out of bounds. Not sure if Rad didn't cut to basket like Lin was expecting, or whether it was bad pass by Lin.ReplyDelete
Lin contested drive to hoop just now and I believe caused offensive foul.
Overall, it looked like he was instructed not to try and do much and just buy some rest for Steph.
I think that was a good pass for Radmanovich; Radmanovich just didn't give that much effort to retrieve the pass. And to add further to what was stated above, that was a good attempt to block the layup in the open court from whom I believe was Al Harrington. I am just glad that Jeremy Lin was in the game at all. :)ReplyDelete