Friday, April 8, 2011

Radio Interview With JLin


Very honest and telling interview with Tim Roye on Warriors Weekly Radio. Click here.

3 comments:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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

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