Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New York City Here We Come!

Yes, JLin is off to NewYork! What a Christmas present!

The Knicks play @ the Warriors tomorrow night (Wed), @ the Lakers Thursday night (TNT), then @ the Kings New Years Eve (Sat). Awesome, just awesome. Couldn't have asked for a better scenario.

Nice little synopsis on Jeremy from The Knick's blog. Click here.

38 comments:

  1. Perfect setting, the community/ the current roster with Melo and Stoudemire... I hope this works out, good luck Jeremy!!!

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  2. Great news, hopefully Lin will get a chance to play some meaningful minutes while the Knicks' PG are out with injuries. Because once Bibby, Shumpert, and Baron come back from their injuries, the Knicks PG position will be more crowded than the Rockets.

    "Just how long the Knicks plan to keep Lin is unclear. His contract is not guaranteed, so the Knicks can waive him at any time prior to Feb. 10 without having to pay the remainder of his contract."

    Sounds like Feb 10 is an important date. Basically before then, a team can waive Lin with no penalty. But after 2/10, then a team will have some incentive to not waive him because they would have to pay his salary for the rest of the year.

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  3. Can't wait and hopefully LIn can be full time backup point guard for New York. who knows barron davis might take longer than expected to come back. go Jeremy!!! He can be a starter.

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  4. Whatever happens is all in the God he trust hands, and his God will not fail him!!! it's all about getting opportunity that really matters. Once he get to show what he can do then that's when he will get a real contract with a real team. I believe he will play and have a big game against the dubs, playing with a chip on your shoulder really gives u confidence.

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  5. Don't think he'll play tomorrow since he'll just be joining the Knicks in Oakland tomorrow, no practice time other than shoot around before game.

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  6. Agreed. This is great news, but don't be surprised if he doesn't play much at first. Point guard is by far the hardest position to just step in and play.

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  7. RealGM has 24 pages on him already, but just like in NY fashion it's a love or hate fest.

    http://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1147702

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  8. Well, it will not be long before he is released again.

    Go to China and this is the only, he can play while making big money, good for 10 years and then at least make $2-3 mil a year with all the endorsements and under table money, what does he want? Fame, money and game, thats it. Is he tired of being a cushion all the time, what's next year then?

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  9. He is 23 now and its the golden age and has too 10 more years to play, he has a pleasing personality, Chinese background & Harvard graduate, he will be the GOLDEN BOY, the mailanders like it and then, the endorsements will follow him : everything if he would like to do; he can play for 10 years and settle down there and here, works as PR or any other executive positions, just endless possibilities; do not be surprised if he later ever owes a good trunk of some IPO's ( that's how some other big guy has made his fortune!); above all, he does NOT have to worry about the next contract.

    It is too crowded here and for GSW, no, never; for Rockets, no, never; the team wants him for the potential market gains, especially the television broadcast loyalty, again, all this for China market again.

    Life is too short, play while you can, settle down earlier better than later. Wish he will see the post, but again, these are my thoughts.

    Be pragmatic and one has to make a living and one can not live solely on principles and values beyond reality. If he can not play, whats the point for him to stick here?

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  10. it's the same low life scrub that just won't go away, but different name. Lol!!!

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  11. "Be pragmatic...." The hell with that! I am more impressed with someone who will follow his dream rather than just "make a living." That is the kind of attitude that holds Asian Americans back.

    Here's hoping the Knicks blow out the W's so they can put Lin in without having practiced. My dream matchup: Lin v Jenkins.

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  12. Lin isn't going to freaking China, the NBA is the biggest stage of them all, this is too important for that...

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  13. "sTiLLiRiSe21"

    Grow up and watch your language, you even do not know me ( and I will not give a damn to you at all,because you are nobody,this is on Jlin, it is not for you, you do not know the outside world, probably you never travel 1000 miles away from your home,when you say "low life", you be careful, and obviously you do not know your worth at all.

    A loser may be, time will tell, but you will not tell it yourself, that's a loser.

    Dream? well, if one can not do anything, anything at all, he will be dreaming, that's only a dream, so whats the point? Know your limit and make the most of it.

    Dream of playing NBA, but no body wants to claim him, are you tired of him being pushed around? Reality is reality.

    American Dream, well, it has been blown out of proportion and get real!

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  14. Like his agent said, he needs a place and chance to show what he can do. He didn't get a fair chance with the Dubs last year. He's more ready this year but got squeezed out twice. Now it's his real chance with the Knicks to prove he belongs, or not.

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  15. The Chinese Basketball Association will always be an option, just like both China and Chinese Taipei trying to recruit him for their National Team. So it only makes sense for him to keep trying to make it in the NBA because no matter what he has China to fall back on regardless. Even at the minimum, he's making good money in the NBA so it doesn't matter. Jeremy obviously wants to play in his homeland and at the highest level. No reason for him to go to China if opportunities are still there in the NBA.

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  16. Why are we talkin' about China? Dude is playing for the Knicks now. Time for JL to shine in the Big Apple.

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  17. Jeremy Lin in NYC?!?!? Yess!! I can finally go to a knicks game to watch him! Best choice ever, he has soo many fans in the East Coast.

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  18. Idk why dudes talking about china or dreams and where he will be, but enough with the BS lets support and encourage him.

    This is a Lin fan website for people who support him, not for low life scrubs who is negative and has nothing to do but bring others down to there level.

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  19. b5b1493c-30dc-11e1-970b-000bcdcb5194 is the reason why dudes are talking about China.

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  20. So now that Jeremy's a Knick, I wonder what would it take to get his old #7 back from 'Melo?

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  21. Probably not. There was a NBA rule that was made not where players can't change numbers during the season, unless they are traded or signed to another team.

    Jeremy probably goes with #17 or #4 again.

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  22. You know, it's not an automatic that Jeremy will succeed or do well in China. Heck, he might NOT LIKE being in China or Taiwan regardless. Yes, there are Americans playing in China and Asia in general but it takes a lot of cultural adjustment. Jeremy doesn't really speak Mandarin and is probably more "American" in his ways than anything else. Not that he couldn't do it but it takes time. At least in the NBA / D-League, Jeremy would have plenty of support around him in the US.

    In fact, Jeremy is pretty darn lucky. With the Warriors, he had his family in the Bay Area. If he had stayed with the Rockets, Jeremy was friends with YouTube star KevJumba (who's family is in Texas). From my understanding, Jeremy was also working with actor / producer Brian Yang ("Charlie Fong", Hawaii 5-0) on some things. Yang is coincidently based out of New York (at least part of the time). So Jeremy's landed in a pretty nice spot in NY as well (at least for now).

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  23. All I can say is, "I'm tuning into tomorrow's Knick's game!" Love to see him go against the Warriors and see how he matches up. Awesome news! Wish him all the best!

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  24. Article on Asian-American fans praise of Knicks signing Jeremy Lin.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/asian-american-fans-praise-knicks-signing-ivy-leaguer-jeremy-lin-article-1.997637

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  25. http://twitter.com/#!/landryfields

    So @JLin7 is a Knick now. STAT and Tyson admitted they will use us for SAT prep courses if they ever decide to go to college.. #NewYorkNerds

    "My parents hate when I go there!" -@JLin7.. When the topic of Panda Express was brought up.

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  26. First Asian Knick passes on advice to Lin:

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/knicks/post/_/id/8637/first-asian-knick-passes-on-advice-to-lin

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  27. Hope Bibby continues to have back spasms so Jeremy can play more; otherwise he'll be a third string PG. If Jeremy plays well hopefully Douglas will be demoted and Jeremy promoted to starter. Still the season for wishes!

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  28. Bibby or no Bibby, Jeremy, like any player, has to compete and win a spot in the NBA and stands on his own basketball ability. Most of us here think he has it. So did Musselman when he said Jeremy Lin is at worst a good backup point guard. Now he gets a chance of a lifetime to show the world what he's got on the biggest stage in basketball under the bright spot light of Madison Garden. He has to show it in practice and performs in game time, that's all there is to it.

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  29. if you're in the bay area, will you be able to watch the Warriors/Knicks game on NBA League Pass? I heard you can't watch your local team's home games on LP?

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  30. I think it would be blacked out on LP? I believe LP knows your location thru ur IP address.

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  31. How do you get the league pass free preview on ATT U-verse?

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  32. I think it's only free on braoadband and mobile but u have to sign up a nba account.

    http://www.nba.com/leaguepass/

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  33. Bibby playing tonight. Looks like JL will be PG3.

    https://twitter.com/#!/nyknicks/status/152099087032918016

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  34. First the Warriors, then Rockets, now the Knicks. Honestly, if he's not getting any significant playing time, which is the most likely scenario.... he should spend one entire season in the D-League to work on his game.

    The D-League was the only place where he was showing some real improvements. Not at Harvard, not sitting at the end of an NBA bench, not in the Chinese CBA, not in meaningless exhibition games.

    He has a long way to go. He grew up shooting with a terribly awkward form. He was not the main point guard at Harvard, that was Oliver McNally's job, he was the shooting guard. He did not play against top level competition in college.
    He basically has to un-learn most of the things that were taught to him over the years, and re-learn skills at the professional level.
    Most NBA guards mastered their jumpshot and ball handling before their teens. They went to elite basketball schools, and landed in top college programs in hyper-competitive conferences. That's a huge gap for JLin to bridge.

    Have some patience, it's going to take some time for him to develop into a good player.

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  35. This is the direct link to activate that NBA League Pass - Free Preview.

    https://account.nba.com/leaguepass/broadband/

    You just need to sign up for a free NBA All-Access account. I already have NBA League Pass, since I get it every season. I'll be watching every game in HD and hopefully Jeremy will be on a NBA roster for the most of the season.

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  36. I just signed up for the broadband league pass preview access. Thanks!

    Jeremy is on the right track. His shooting mechanics have improved and more importantly he's playing with more confidence. Besides the obvious PT, he knows what he has to do to stick.

    BTW, I think his shooting form is no worse than Nash's and Stockton's, not trying to compare him to either greats or anything. If they go in, nobody cares, look at Shawn Marion.

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  37. Warriors filled their 15th spot with another big man, 7'1" Fesenko. I have no idea why they didn't add another guard. They're loaded at C and PF. On the other hand, the only backup SG is rookie Klay Thompson, who's been struggling so far. And for PG, they have Curry (who has major injury issues and is not a natural PG), Jenkins (a rookie that Jackson has not trusted with any PT), and Ish Smith.

    http://www.ibabuzz.com/warriors/2011/12/27/warriors-land-another-big-man-former-jazz-center-kyrylo-fesenko/

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  38. http://knicksnow.com/photos/166

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