Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Golden State Warriors @ Washington Wizards


Very nice defensive game by JLin against the Pacers. The Wizards guards are very big, so Jeremy should get more minutes against the Wiz.

Yes, and there is the guy who deserves a lot of credit for Jeremy making the NBA on the Wizards, John Wall.

40 comments:

  1. smart better let lin play vs john wall or he'll disappoint A LOT of people. not that he hasn't already. but knowing smart, he'll do anything to keep lin from getting minutes. and i'll go so far as to say smart will pull lin if he is showing wall up. there, i said it. call me homer, fan-girl or whatever. smart hates lin. i hope i'm proven wrong tomorrow and i'll eat my plate of crow's feet but i serious doubt it.

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  2. two words: Keith Smart!!
    with him being the coach, I seriously doubt JLin will get any meaningful minutes.

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  3. Jordan Crawford (backup point guard according to Yahoo Sports Depth Charts):

    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/jordan-crawford

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  4. vs. Jeremy Lin:

    http://www.nbadraft.net/players/jeremy-lin

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  5. Jeremy Lin needs to quit the warriors and join the clippers. Clippers are the best team for him.

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  6. NEMESYS - I don't disagree with you but you said that a bunch of times. I'm sure he is reviewing all his options. Why is it just Clippers? Because you live in LA?

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  7. Found some Atlanta game highlights:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JNTW8Awvks

    (and some of those plays don't even show up in Lin's box score stats!)

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  8. Who will score more points today or get more playing time?

    Yi Jianlain or Jeremy Lin? lol

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  9. Biedrins finally on the bench and not starting!!

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  10. I'm one of the many who is not pleased with Lin's lack of playing minutes. But he is getting the expected number of minutes for a player I thought would be a late first round pick or mid-2nd round pick. Lin has played more minutes than 1/3 of the players picked in the first round and more minutes than 80% of the players in the 2nd round. So Lin's minutes is in line with what I expected out of a rookie.

    Although, it still boggles my mind Law is getting way more minutes than Lin, when it's clear Lin can bring more to the table especially his defense and energy to the home crowd.

    Hopefully Lin or Yi scores tonight so i can upload a video highlight.

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  11. the amount of playing time should be rewarded to players who worked hard for it and deserves it. lin definitely deserves at least 15 minutes or more on this team. besides, he should have gone in the first round not un-drafted. remember teams were lining up to sign him as if he was as valuable as a first rounder because the scouts screwed up. law doesn't deserve more than 5 minutes the way he has been screwing up. and he received significant minutes right after getting waived from an awful team. what was it? his 2nd or 3rd time getting waived?

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  12. thank you for the highlight link Michael, i stopped watching the games hoping to see lin in action. that gave vs the hawks showed yet again what a defensive genius lin is

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  13. Rumor has it that many players are annoyed at Jeremy's defense, and somebody may try to take a cheap shot at him to test his will. If Jeremy backs-down and becomes timid, he may change and lose the best part of his game. However, if he stands his ground, he will stay in the league in the long haul.

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  14. he obviously wont back down... u think he is some sort of p*ssy lol

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  15. Jeremy Lin .... 0 minutes tonight. DNP. Just as I expected Smart would do.

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  16. nice 4th quarter coaching smart, blowing a 17 pt lead against one of the worst teams in the league. guess acie law wasn't giving you the defense you needed hmmmmmmmmmm anyone on the bench that could have contributed?????

    as a season ticket holder I am done with the warriors unless smart goes next year.

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  17. If those players are complaining about Lin's D the way other players complain about Blake Griffin dunking over them, I guess that is actually a complement to Lin's defensive capabilities.

    LOL!

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  18. Acie Law had a career game today. 6 points, 3 assists, 2 steals in 18 full minutes.

    Lin has yet to play more than 18 minutes a game this season.

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  19. @bbears88, i doubt Lin will ever back down. He's got a chip on his shoulder. Same players who are annoyed at Lin's defense are probably the same players who say he can't play pro ball.

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  20. It would seem that Lin would not even suit up when Al Thornton is added. Then what?

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  21. "It would seem that Lin would not even suit up when Al Thornton is added. Then what?"

    send Lin to Musselman already! how does Lin, Adrien, and Amundson not get off the bench with a 17 pt lead against the Wizards? Do you know which Warriors guard could better than allow Nick Young 14 points in the 4th quarter?

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  22. Jeremy is AGAIN on the DNP list for almost 3 straight games.Anyways, it was a good game that Warriors took it home.Smart just doesn't have the confidence in putting Lin into the game yet.Lin as an undrafted rookie still needs more bench time wathcing and observing.Anyways, it will be a great show if Lin was to face John Wall.

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  23. Another game that Lin is not coming in. What was Monta's Rookie year like? But I do wonder what a player needs to do to actually get into the game. I haven't seen Lin squander anything that would warrant him to get 0 minutes or DNP.

    Guess we just know now the warriors over the past few years never really develop there talent. Only Udoh and Curry seem to be special in that regards. But I think Udoh is getting playing time because all our other Centers suck.

    I really hope once we are out of play-offs Lin will get more time, but looking at this it does not seem like it'll happen.

    But Smart not going to a defensive lineup when up by 17? Does not make sense to me. You have your offensive line to build that lead, and you have your defensive line to keep it!

    The sad thing is I would rather see the Warriors lose than win. Just so we can get more development of our younger players. I would rather see Reggie Williams play than Law.

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  24. I am tired of Keith Dumb. You are a crappy coach and I hope Jlin leaves the Warriors Organization. My motto from now on, "FREE LIN" until he Keith Smart get's fired or Jeremy Lin get's traded!!!

    FREE LIN!!!!

    FREE LIN!!!!

    FREE LIN!!!!

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  25. if keith smart were an NFL coach, he would just play 11 players both ways!

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  26. if keith dumbo was an NHL coach, he'd get his teeth knocked out!

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  27. Sheldon, re-read the post and you will know what I think--it's gonna happen. It will be an elbow or an intentional foul on a fast break. It's a heads-up, and he should be prepared.

    On another topic, I hear that the domain "firekeithsmart.com" is still available. Any takers?

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  28. Interesting comments check this out:

    http://forums.warriorsworld.net/main/msgs/2960719.phtml

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  29. @bbears88:

    "Rumor has it that many players are annoyed at Jeremy's defense"

    Given how few minutes Dumbo has given him, not that many players have actually gone up against him.

    Are others griping based upon what they see on tape? And if so, exactly what?

    Lin seems to play fundamentally sound defense, and his knack for tips, deflections, steals, rebounds, etc. just seems to emanate from his natural high court awareness and reaction time.

    I do see him getting up in the face of opposing guards recently, but I suspect that is to just shut down drive on him before opposing player can get a head of steam and keep forcing Lin to back-pedal to basket.

    I do agree that if someone wants to hurt him, it will probably be when he is driving to basket in traffic, on breakaway layup, or just flying elbow from screener on pick and roll. (Would hopefully be very obvious to anyone watching how dirty a play it is)

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  31. i wouldn't worry about it. lin doesn't play dirty so i doubt anyone would be so upset as to take a cheap shot that would keep him from bouncing back stronger. also lin doesn't do acrobatic drives to the hoop (a al monta) where he can get knocked down hard onto the deck.

    i find it hilarious how all those negative talkers (actually just "Reality Now" his many aliases), never shows up when lin gets a DNP. i guess they are content that way. but when lin plays and usually does well they come on here with their "I'm a long time observer, first time poster", "I'm a huge fan. I'm half-asian, full-asian, slightly slanted eyed so I can relate, BUT..", "In my honest opinion, Lin has good defensive skills BUT blah blah blah.. he's not NBA ready". lmao! i wonder what's next..

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  32. Why aren't there any articles about Jeremy's return to the Boston metropolitan area (i.e. going "home" to Harvard)? Too bad his former team plays Penn the same night the W's play the Celtics.

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  33. Yes, Lin just plays fundamentally sound D and has God given court awareness and fast reaction time.

    Are those other players annoyed at Lin's D like other players are annoyed at Blake Griffin dunking over them?

    If so, it's actually a complement to Lin, though I don't think he is in that category of on ball defensive stopper (good, but not great).

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  34. i wouldn't label lin a "defensive stopper" but i would put his defense in a whole new category. as we all know he is a very smart kid. we all know about the "lock-on" defensive players like.. bowen, r.bell, battier, and others.. made popular by the need to stop kobe. lin's defense is actually more efficient and he "locks-on" as needed (as seen when he played against a.miles, e.watson) but what sets him apart is his high basketball iq and court awareness.. he denies passes, gets between the passing lane, and helps out without losing his own man.

    i would also credit his efficiency on the offensive end to his high basketball iq and court awareness. he takes high percentage shots by driving to the lane, getting fouls, and he pulls up for a jumper only when he is wide open. i guess he picked this up playing with harvard. a good coach would respect this. a bad coach would rather see him chuck it up and label him as scared if he doesn't.

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  35. correction: a.brooks not a.miles

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  36. Uh Thornton signed. Guess DNP or Suits for lin now. Send him back to the dleague until Golden State is really ready to play him.

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  37. @anonymous 10:24

    LOL at your post, you act as if anyone who's critical of Lin does it on purpose and without a point. I think Reality now makes some good points, although some of his points are from left field and should not be taken seriously. However, to everyone saying Lin needs to quit the warriors, obviously don't understand basketball. You can't just get up and quit, he signed a contract. Also, if he were to request a trade or throw a fit, it would be bad for his image (not that i think Lin would do neither of that, he's probably is one of the most well manner player in the league). Most of you need to remember, Lin is an undrafted rookie, regardless if you think he should've been drafted or not; and an undrafted rookie is an undrafted rookie. Do i think he should play in front of acie law? HELL YES. Do i think he has played well enough in recent games to merit him 6 - 10 mintues a game? HELL YES. But Law is Smart's boy and until Lin shows assertiveness and swagger on the offensive end (like that shot he should've taken at the end of the shot clock at indiana; he's a pg, he should've been aware of the situation. and i bet smart looked at that and would say Lin had a terrible game, even though he played excellent defense), he won't get any minutes... because it seems as if Smart, who's supposed to be a defensive orientated coach, doesn't value a player who has shown that he is beyond capable at the defensive end. So, until Lin shows that he can play and surpass acie law on the offensive end, it won't matter how great of defense he plays - smart will still turn to law

    Hopefully, when the warriors are outta the "playoff chase"

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  38. (continue)

    Lin will see some minutes. But don't bank on it.

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