Wednesday, October 26, 2011

2011-2012 NBA Lockout Has Been Great For Jeremy Lin

There is a good likelihood that the lockout will end soon. If so, this has been a blessing and the perfect scenario for JLin. First of all, it's given him the whole summer to rest and recoup from his knee injury sustained in April during the 2010-2011 season. Also, he has been able to work on his shooting, ball handling, explosiveness, stability, and quickness for a longer period of time. Another positive was that the lockout factored in on Reggie Williams leaving to play overseas, opening more PT for Jeremy. Klay Thompson will likely get the bulk of Williams minutes, but KlayT is definitely a 2 or 3, not a 1. Also, Klay is a rookie and his D is suspect. With no summer league, this has hurt Charles Jenkins, Jeremy's supposed competition for the backup PG position. Next, if there is a season, there will be a short Free Agent signing period and it's less likely that the Warriors will pick up an experienced back up point guard. Lastly, with the probable condensed season, this means more minutes for the backup point guard, Jeremy Lin.

What do you guys think?


  1. Totally agree for the same reasons you mentioned (as I commented in the last post). Good point about the condensed season requiring more backup minutes, i.e. more physical strain on the starters.

    My bigger concern is Mark Jackson's coaching style. Will he award minutes based on performance or personal relationships (like Smart did)? It would have been nice if the Warriors hired an experienced coach like Eric Musselman or a defensive specialist like Mike Brown.

  2. A good analysis. I'm trying to decide whether or not to attend the "We Believe" charity game Nov. 5. Just looking at the rosters, JLin should get pretty good minutes as the only backup point guard in the group after Ellis and Curry, unless you count Charlie Bell. This would be a good measure of #7's progress. Is this worth a hundred bucks to see? Anybody planning to stream video for this?

  3. Jeremy is playing pick up games with his former high school teammates...

    Klay is working out with Landry Fields, Jeremy Tyler and Miles Simon.