he's not dressed.
I think Smart is just trying to get as many wins as possible in an attempt to salvage his coaching career. Hopefully Lacob will axe him next season, and also get rid of Riley too. Then Law and Monta need to go. Re-building this organization needs to start from the top. The W's should feel extremely lucky to have such loyal fans that continue to support the squad, buy tickets, etc., despite the organization being almost as big a joke as the Clippers.
The worst part of this win is that it just perpetuates the Warriors' and Smart's mentality that they just need more offense to win more games. The only reason the Warriors won is because they shot a ridiculous 21/35 60% from 3pt range. How often can they duplicate that? 1 out of 10 games?They still allowed the opponent to shoot 48% fg, 47% 3pt, outrebounded 35 to 26, and out-FT attempts 35 to 13. If you play defense like that every night, you'll lose 9 out of 10.Defense is one thing that a team can consistently perform most games. Shooting from outside is hot and cold. If you rely on outside shooting, sure you'll win some games if you're hot. But if you have solid defense, you can win a game even if your outside shooting is cold.By the way, as expected, looks like last game was just an anomaly for Acie. He's back to a more typical line: 13 min, 0 pts, 0 reb, 0 ast, 1 stl, 1 TO, although he did manage a positive +/- of +2.
warriors still got a lot of asian fans filling the arena whether lin plays or not.
They are going because they are hoping Lin plays :p
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I turned game off at halftime because I don't care what happens if Lin doesn't play (and I still don't care I missed whole second half even though Warriors won in overtime).Law actually looked pretty good during the first half I watched, though Orlando didn't seem to be looking to dribble penetrate a lot (I think Lin could have done just as good a job as Law, but Lin always has upside to spark run that Law just isn't capable of).I think Orlando was dropping off of Law and daring him to shoot, but looks like Dumbo told him specifically not to shoot.Also, it is now three games in a throw now where Law got totally rejected at basket, where defender blocked the ball so solidly, without fouling, that Law was literally thrown to the ground like rag doll(second rejection without foul was at critical juncture of Nets game).Just a thought to keep in mind next time Lin drives to basket and can't finish either, because no one says Law isn't NBA ready because of it.
UCLA student racist rant against Asians. I wonder if Jeremy Lin's mom came to cook for him too =)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQR01qltgo8
Law played well in first half, but in third quarter (after Monta had to go to bench with foul trouble), you can see Timberwolves continually blowing by Law, breaking down defense, but just can't finish with score.
This is real slap in the face of the Asian community. GSW know what Jlin means to us but there appears to be no effort to get make him part of the team. The truth is that the NBA needs Jeremy Lin more than Jeremy Lin needs the NBA. If there isn't a major shakeup and that includes players too not just sending Smart back to has-been ville, the Asian community should boycott the GSW.
I think Lin should be playing now, but I also suspect Law, Radmanovic, and Smart are desperately trying to stay in NBA next year, somewhere, so they need playing time to showcase their, ahem, (lack of) skills and talents...Upcoming Washington Wizards game at Oracle is Asian Appreciation Night, so I guess Lin should at least be suited up for that game.
do i think lin should be on for more than 5-6min? yes.do i think law is useless? yes.do i think smart is not a coach? yesdo i think law in last 2 games was good performance and deserves credit? yes
"do i think law in last 2 games was good performance and deserves credit? yes"- 13 mins, 0-1 fg, 2 PF, 1steal, 1 TO, 1 BA. That is called good to you?He might have done "better" in the NJN game because he was 4/5 but that was because the nets knew he was so bad they didn't defend him and let him charge. I don't want to bash Law but I think JLin can do so much better in the time given.
i think lin's done for the season. he is asian and smart doesn't want to give him a chance. how else can you explain when lin outplayed law this season law still get the start?
even JLin fans kinda gave up on hoping he'll play some mins.. just look at the number of the posts compare to before.. now people aren't even bother with it. it's sad..2 words: Keith Smart
"Upcoming Washington Wizards game at Oracle is Asian Appreciation Night, so I guess Lin should at least be suited up for that game."That would be insulting to activate Lin just for Asian Appreciation Night or give him a few token minutes. If they really wanted to show appreciation to Lin fans who are Asian, then send Lin to D-League so he can develop. Or hire a new coach who has a better long-term strategy for winning than "play your best player more".
I'm guessing Smart will give Jeremy a DNP-CD on Asian Heritage Night, or 1:30 of token garbage time if the W's are losing by a big enough margin. Remember about what Smart said about people "paying to see him (Smart) sit on the bench in New Orleans"I'm also guessing that there's about a 30% chance that Smart won't even suit Jeremy up for the game.
Or trade Lin to another team where he can get some more playing time in the NBA. Then when his one year contract is up, and hopefully Coach Smart is gone, he can sign with the Warriors again. Why do GM still believe he can only play in a city with a large Asian population to justify signing him ? JLin has already proved he can play anywhere, Asians or no Asians.
Lin does not have a guaranteed contract for 2011-12, so I think he is free to sign with anyone. No trade is needed. For 2011-12 season, I think he will need to find a team and coach that appreciate both sides of the court: defense + offense. Lin brings good energy, solid defense, and solid offense off the bench. He normally gives team "+" in scoring during his on court minutes. I think he is a good back-up option for 10 to 20 min a game.
Boycott Asian Community NightSend the W's a message: you are not taking our money so that we can see journeyman Acie Law dominate the backup guard minutes.