Thanks for posting the link. That was one of his more interesting interviews (although let's be honest, Jeremy Lin's interviews are generally as exciting as Tim Duncan's =). I got a chuckle when he said that they make him be the bookkeeper/banker for their card games.
Jeremy said that one of the most challenging things this year was converting from SG to PG. I really don't think it's the best decision for the Warriors to force him into a pure PG role. I don't see the potential in him as a great PG. When you look at his passes and assists, they don't wow you where you think he could be a great PG. On the other hand, some of his drives do wow you and make you think he's a great slasher.OK, not all PGs are flashy. Some just make a lot of fundamental and effective passes for assists. But I haven't seen Lin demonstrate that either. He's never had double digit assists in college, D League or NBA. (I know he wasn't a PG in college, but still.) In D League, Aaron Miles averaged 8.8 APG. Donald Sloan was also converted from SG to PG, and Sloan has had quite a few double digit assist games.I'm not knocking on Lin. I'm just saying that he is most effective as a combo guard who does a little bit of everything (score, pass, rebound, defense). For an NBA team to get the most out of Lin, it's going to be to use him as a backup combo guard. I understand that a pure PG is a bigger need for the Warriors, but Lin is probably not the answer to that.
THE +/-/MIN OF WARRIORS TILL TODAY Player MIN +/- +/-/MIN Ekpe Udoh 942 103 0.1093 Jeremy Lin 225 19 0.0844 V. Radmanovic 1144 58 0.0507 Al Thornton 1348 0 0.0000 Charlie Bell 171 0 0.0000 Stephen Curry 2397 -24 -0.0100 Jeff Adrien 181 -6 -0.0331 Dorell Wright 3025 -129 -0.0426 R Williams 1524 -66 -0.0433 David Lee 2522 -126 -0.0500 Monta Ellis 3201 -237 -0.0740 L Amundson 647 -66 -0.1020 Acie Law 726 -85 -0.1171 A Biedrins 1397 -234 -0.1675